Posted in music | pictures on July 12, 2011

photos by WEIRD MAGIC

Prince Rama

The event description read:

Prince Rama will be releasing their first single off their new LP, TRUST NOW, due out on Paw Tracks October 4th. At sunset [on July 9th], 30 mini-cds containing the new single will be tied to balloons and released off the roof into the great beyond...
Come for yoga, bbq, DJ sets by Prince Rama and special guests, and VJ sets by Total Slacker. Bring stuff to grill! Cosmic Yoga led by Austin Samsel at 7:00PM, get in the zone
Prince Rama took the term "releasing a single" to a whole new level on Saturday 7/9 on the roof of Market Hotel in Brooklyn. Pictures below from the "single release" party are in this post. There was music from Ka, some yoga, and a lot of balloons (note: BrooklynVegan does not condone or agree with the idea to release balloons into the environment). Prince Rama only DJ'd, released balloons, mingled...

Prince Rama has a pair of upcoming appearances, including a DJ set at the Julian Lynch/Dent May show on July 21st at Glasslands (tickets) and the previously described Aug 26th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Sun Araw, Julianna Barwick, and Pterodactyl. As mentioned, the MHOW show will be the first NYC performance of Sun Araw and Prince Rama's aptly titled joint project Prince Sunarawma." Tickets go on sale Thursday (7/14) at noon.

More pictures from Market Hotel roof party below...

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PRINCE RAMA - 2011 TOUR DATES
Jul 21 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Aug 26 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

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Comments (65)

Is that Ted and Marissa canoodling together in the last pic?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 3:44 PM

Is that Ke$ha or Amy Winehouse in the third picture from up top?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 3:45 PM

speechless.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 3:46 PM

C'mon Prince Rama, use your noodle!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 3:46 PM

3:44 - Could be...word on the street is that they are an "item".

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 3:48 PM

One would think that if these faux-enlightened beings had any sense, they'd realize that a balloon launch is not only littering but also endangers many animals. Nice going morons!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 3:53 PM

Now this is just beyond stupid. This fake new age stuff is hilarious and nobody is ever going to hear those crappy cds.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 3:53 PM

this looks like it was the single most obnoxious place on earth

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 3:55 PM

Apparently, all that comes after "post-modern" culture is "bullshit."

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 3:57 PM

That's an orgy going in in the dark, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 3:57 PM

give em a break assholes. go back to filing records at academy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 3:58 PM

i love bands who look cool but can't play in time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 3:59 PM

batch edit

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:00 PM

yoga and pollution, align your chakra!
I feel like I missed out not being there.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:01 PM

Disaffeccted, jaded, I'm-above-acknowledging-you crowds FTL. Extinction is imminent!

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:01 PM

I guess they dont carry around yoga mats as much as the white bread condo dwelling folks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:01 PM

nice pictures

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:02 PM

ugh why would they release balloons? idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:07 PM

very nice pics indeed. however, for this being brooklyn ... um, it's pretty darn white. no? sigh. perhaps next time the people can be as multi-colored as those there baaallllooonnnsss.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:07 PM

More cringeworthy than those pics is the notion that while there, someone actually thought to themselves, "Wow, I'm really part of something bigger than we can comprehend right now".

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:11 PM

eff'ing youths with their joy and stupidity

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:11 PM

seriously, are these people actors? this looks like the set of a clothing line and/or bacardi commercial

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:17 PM

hipster scum doing yoga. and then you think you've seen it all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:27 PM

what the hell?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:29 PM

There's no getting around the fact that this is just absolute total shit. Plain and simple.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:30 PM

i was there, and while i don't exactly condone the releasing of balloons and the new age yoga excursion, it really was one of the most beautiful nights i've had in a long time. byob on a brooklyn rooftop; the pics say it all

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:37 PM

is this real life?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:46 PM

looks like stills from a stupid commercial trying to be 'hip' with the youth of today.....aka....lame

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:57 PM

cmon people nowwwww, smile on yer brother...

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 4:58 PM

Hippy-sters are the worst.

Please die. Now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:00 PM

seems like a good place to crash with tazing wands and a shopping bag full of Class A fireworks. oh, and a long stick with an exposed nail to pop all of those balloons.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:08 PM

i doubt they are worse than you, 5:00

OH SNAP

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:09 PM

It's things like this that make be firmly believe that various Constitutional Amendments and civil liberties should seriously be reviewed, IMMEDIATELY.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:25 PM

A balloon release, especially with all of that ribbon, is one of the most irresponsible things I can think of. Think of the big plastic mass in the Pacific, or all the stories you've heard in which an animal gets tangled in rubbish, and then think of this. It sounds festive, but it's negligent.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:26 PM

It's also ironic that a bunch of allegedly peace-loving, chakra-centering intellectuals would be so ignorant re: releasing a bundle of ribbon, plastic, and rubber into the skies and, eventually, waters of their own community. With all the new-age attempts, they're inflicting more damage than a death-metal show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:29 PM

I am a bird that died from those balloons! Nice going, didn't you listen to Al Gore!! Those Balllloooonnssss!! ahh.

But at least my birdy-wordy life ended as humans felt a symbolic joy watching colored shapes ascend.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 5:49 PM

Where are the later pictures of all these fuckers being mowed down in a blaze of gunfire?

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 6:05 PM

ugh! bushwick hippies. let the hate fly.

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 6:06 PM

that was a great night. ftw

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 6:22 PM

All I see is chicken shit...

Posted by Anonymous | July 12, 2011 6:25 PM

i stopped reading this blog months ago. i decide to stop in and see this... yikes. i live a block from this place and have lived in the area for a better part of a decade.

People do a disservice by blogging events like this... in reality, people put together these events half the time, just to have something to stick in the social media pipeline. if no one was their with DSLR's - everyone would have left, grabbed a bucket of chicken, and and gone home to play XBox.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 8:13 AM

how dare people do something they think is fun!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 8:39 AM

Hippies with money are the worst.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 8:55 AM

they are fake hare krishnas too. stop using hare krishnas as a way to be different.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 10:15 AM

those girls are so UGLY...!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 10:18 AM

polaroidcore

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 10:30 AM

beat on the hippyster
beat on the hippyster
beat on the hippyster
with a baseball bat
oh yeah
oh yeah
oh oh

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 10:33 AM

I don't know what's sadder... Market Hotel, or the comments on this website... Every good band has left NYC at this point.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 11:03 AM

Not really my scene to be totally honest but a lot of the photos are very pretty and tumblr-ready.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 12:53 PM

Thanks for checking in, Robert Christgau (11:03). Oh, since you are from Iowa or some such fuck place, Robert Christgau is a music critic famous for being pompous and really full of himself .... just like you. Hey, here's a novel idea, why don't you start a band and let us all dismiss you too? Douche!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:05 PM

^ Lol!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:09 PM

Gotta love the contrast between 12:53's comment and the one right after it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:14 PM

all the violent comments are pretty far out of line. get a life

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:29 PM

I think this is an interesting idea, but this music is totally unlistenable, insanely new agey, and way too self-consciously cool. This is literally everything I hate about brooklyn mixed with everything I hate about yoga. fuck y'all, rama rama.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:31 PM

someone give these white kids some vitamins!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:55 PM

its losers like these that come and move to ny and make it dirty. please take some showers filthy "enlightened" beings. you are not special. your not gods. stop doing drugs kids...

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 1:56 PM

THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN, one of the best nights i have had in a very long time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 5:16 PM

Cmon guys. Lets be honest here...
Chain smoking heavy metal sluts > new age yoga girls.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2011 10:25 PM

I find those sisters so attractive it hurts

Posted by i dont know why | July 15, 2011 5:56 AM

Cmon guys. Lets be honest here...
all types of women > heavy metal sausage

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2011 7:12 AM

knowing that glitter and a variety of bright colors are pretty does not make u good musicians.

perhaps they should give it a go in the fashion industry?

they take being hare krishna as a tool for success, but they take all the purity out and replace it with superficial egoism. that's the exact opposite what somebody who's genuinely in search for Krsna would do.

the key is to set an example for others, not exploit them.

Posted by conveniently anon | July 17, 2011 11:43 PM

I'm Indian and I cringe whenever I see pictures of this band. It sucks seeing someone mimic your culture and do such a shitty job at it. I hope they find a new "look" to tie their shitty music to. Maybe they could make African influenced music and wear dashikis. And I do know that this band were raised as Hare Krsnas but as someone pointed out earlier (11:43) a real Hare Krsna doesn't live subservient to their ego. I guess I blame DSLRs more than anything else.

Posted by Rohit | July 18, 2011 9:39 PM

i alway regret scrollin down and reaqding the sad coments

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2012 4:49 PM

wow people have emotion

Posted by Dylan Mulshine | May 8, 2012 6:59 AM

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