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Prince Rama

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  • Formed: Brooklyn, New York, NY
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://www.princerama.com
  • Recent Activity: 07.24.16 RT @p4kradio: Prince Rama hanging out at the #SonosStore before their set at #P4kRadio // 📷: @ebruyildiz https://t.co/ORvit2vuwG
  • Prince Rama

  • Prince Rama


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Brooklyn-based psychedelic rock trio Prince Rama (formerly known as Prince Rama of Ayodhya) formed in 2007 around the talents of Michael Collins and sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson. The trio members, who were raised in a Hare Krishna-centric Florida community, met in high school and began their musical journey as a straight-up punk-pop outfit, but a year in a Boston art school, as well as a steady diet of Amon Düül, Animal Collective, and Gang Gang Dance records, helped them make the transition from wannabe skatepunks to cosmic purveyors of tribal, mantra-heavy, lo-fi psychedelic pop. The group’s debut collection, Threshold Dances, appeared in 2008 on the British-based Cosmos label. Zetland arrived in 2009, followed in 2010 by Shadow Temple, which was co-produced by Animal Collective’s Deakin and Avey Tare. The Larson sisters, Taraka and Nimai, pared Prince Rama down to a duo for the group's fifth album, Trust Now. It was recorded in a church with producer Scott Colburn. The building provided the perfect environment for their new hybrid of pagan and new age sounds, witchy textures, and ambient spaces. In February of 2012, Prince Rama issued the single "Utopia = No Person" b/w "Exorcise [Chopped N Skrewed R.E.M.I.X.]," and followed it in November with the full-length, Top Ten Hits of the World.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
08.18.16 Monty Hall Jersey City, NJ US
08.19.16 The Saint Asbury Park, NJ US

eMusic Features


Who Are…Prince Rama

By Richard Gehr, Contributor

The Larson sisters met third Prince Rama co-founder Michael Collins while living in the world's large largest Hare Krishna community and attending high school in Alachua, Florida. The trio's self-described "Blink 182 rip-off band" evolved into something much more ambitiously eccentric once Taraka Larson moved to Boston in 2005 to attend the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Prince Rama of Ayodhya (named after the seventh avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu and later… more »


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  • 07.23.16 we're doin an apocalypse-themed dj set for pitchfork radio tomorrow-- tune in @p4kradio 3-4pm EST. https://t.co/HnbbIhdnaV
  • 07.22.16 stoked to join @cassablancas4 from @thestrokes, david byrne, @frankiecosmos and lots of other amazing folks djing on sunday on @p4kradio <3
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