Xtreme Now

Brooklyn duo Prince Rama claim their new album, Xtreme Now, was inspired by a near-death experience in Estonia which sparked a "recurring sense of time-schizophrenia" in the band's Taraka Larsen. They also say it's a concept album about extreme sports. I don't know about all that, but Xtreme Now is easily the spacey duo's most accessible, instantly likable -- if all-all-over-the-place record to date. There's dancepop ("Bahia," "Fantasy," the LEN-ish "Your Life in the End"), white witch new age excursions ("Slip Into Nevermore," "Sochi"), and tribal new wave ("Believe in Something Fun," "Fantasy"), but it's all got Prince Rama's glitter all over it, and every song has a big memorable hook. It's a lot of fun and you can stream the whole thing below.

Prince Rama will be spinning record in the front room of Baby's All Right tonight (2/27) and will be back playing the venue's main stage on March 4 for their Xtreme Now record release show with PC Worship (tickets). Updated tour dates are listed below.


(via Stereogum)

Prince Rama - 2016 Tour Dates
Feb 27 Prince Rama DJ Set Brooklyn, NY
Mar 02 BSP Kingston Kingston, NY
Mar 04 Record Release Show at Baby's All Right Brooklyn, NY
Mar 05 Comet Ping Pong Washington, DC
Mar 06 Metro Gallery Baltimore, MD
Mar 09 Strange Matter Richmond, VA
Mar 10 The Pinhook Durham, NC
Mar 11 Savannah Stopover Savannah, GA
Mar 12 The Earl Atlanta, GA
Mar 13 Siberia New Orleans, LA
Mar 16 Cheer Up Charlie's Austin, TX
Mar 22 Lowbrow Palace El Paso, TX
Mar 24 Valley Bar Phoenix, AZ
Mar 25 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
Mar 26 The Wayfarer Costa Mesa, CA
Mar 29 Resident Los Angeles, CA
Mar 30 Starline Social Club Oakland, CA
Apr 01 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
Apr 02 The Cobalt Vancouver, Canada
Apr 03 Barboza Seattle, WA
Apr 07 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
Apr 08 Shuba's Chicago, IL
Apr 09 Tube Factory Art Space Indianapolis, IN
Apr 11 Marble Bar Detroit, MI
Apr 12 The Garrison Toronto, Canada
Apr 13 Casa Del Popolo Montreal, Canada
Apr 14 Great Scott Allston, MA
Apr 15 Ortlieb's Lounge Philadelphia, PA