DOWNLOAD: Prince Rama - "Rest In Peace" (MP3)
Prince Rama at MHOW in August (more by Erez Avissar)
Prince Rama are set to release their upcoming LP Trust Now on October 4 via Paw Tracks. You can grab the album track "Rest In Peace" above. Prince Rama are also putting out karaoke videos leading up to the album's release with other artists singing tracks off the new album. You can check out videos of G Lucas Crane of Woods singing "Incarnation" and Janka Nabay singing "Summer of Love" below.
They'll tour in support of the album opening for the equally otherworldly Gang Gang Dance on their GGD's previously announced tour. It hasn't been revealed if Prince Rama open GGD's October 22 Bowery Ballroom show during CMJ (which tickets are still on sale for), but Prince Rama's dates do list a CMJ show that day.
As mentioned, Prince Rama also have a residency at Issue Project Room scheduled. That residency includes a show on Thursday (9/8) at the Brooklyn venue. Admission is free and RSVP is open. According to Issue Project Room's site:
2011 Artist-in-Residence Prince Rama will transform ISSUE Project Room into a point of origins. They will construct a "sacred space" using gathered matter from off-site urban wilds of Brooklyn. Audience members will be invited to build their own instruments and utilize them in an extended jam session open to anyone who wishes to attend (regardless of musical skill). This aims to investigate the utopian symbology of "the jam session" as a poetic reenactment and microcosmic creation of an ideal democratic society. Cut off from the rest of the world, yet wholly imbedded within it, this ritual space becomes a NO PLACE.Prince Rama have also been added to the Javelin show at 285 Kent, which is happening on September 17. The Amil Byleckie Band are also on the bill. More details on this show are below.
All dates and videos below...
Prince Rama Karaoke: G Lucas Crane - "Incarnation"
Prince Rama Karaoke: Janka Nabay - "Summer Of Love"
Prince Rama -- 2011 Tour Dates
THU 09/08 BROOKLYN, NY UTOPIA = NO PLACE artist residency @ issue project room
SAT 09/17 BROOKLYN, NY 285 Kent *
SAT 09/24 BEIRUT, Lebanon-- Beirut Indie Sessions
SAT 10/1 HOUSTON, TX Fitzgerald's #
MON 10/3 AUSTIN, TX Mohawk #
TUES 10/4 MARFA, TX TBA
WED 10/5 PHOENIX, AZ Crescent Ballroom #
THU 10/6 LOS ANGELES, CA TBA +
FRI 10/7 SAN DIEGO, CA Casbah #
SAT 10/8 PIONEERTOWN, CA Pappy & Harriet's #
MON 10/10 BIG SUR, CA Henry Miller Library #
TUE 10/11 SAN FRANCISCO, CA Independent #
WED 10/12 ARCATA, CA TBA
THU 10/13 PORTLAND, OR Holocene #
FRI 10/14 SEATTLE, WA Neumos #
SAT 10/15 VANCOUVER, BC Biltmore #
TUE 10/18 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 7th Street Entry #
WED 10/19 MADISON, WI Majestic #
THU 10/20 CHICAGO, IL Lincoln Hall #
FRI 10/21 MORGANTOWN, WV 123 Pleasant Street #
Sat 10/22 NEW YORK, NY CMJ
11/11/11 BROOKLYN, NY 11/11/11 UTOPIA = NO TIME Concert For The End of the World Artist Residency @ Issue Project Room
* = w/ Javelin
+ = w/ Sun Araw, matthewdavid
# = w/ Gang Gang Dance
Saturday September 17th @ 285 KENT AVE
:::: Prince Rama
:::::: The Amil Byleckie Band
:: dj International Tapes
| 285 KENT AVE |
285 Kent Ave @ South 1st | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy | 8pm | $12 | all ages