First of all, how awesome these 2 look?
It’s 2012, & Prince Rama has made the Top Ten Hits of the End of the World. Conceived as a pseudo-compilation album, the Brooklyn duo invented 10 different pop bands that died during the apocalypse, channeling the ghosts of each one to perform the various songs. Spanning genres & stylistic eras from across the globe, Top Ten Hits explores pop music’s relationship to memory, nostalgia, & the spirit world. Incorporating influences as disparate as cosmic disco, motorcycle rock, new-wave, grunge, tribal goth, Arabic pop, & ghost-modern glam, Prince Rama filters each sound through the destroyed lens of a post-apocalyptic future looking back at the wonders of its sonic past.
Recorded half with Tim Koh in Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti’s studio & mixed with Scott Colburn (Animal Collective, Sun City Girls, Arcade Fire), Top Ten Hits of the End of the World isn’t just a pop album, it’s a retrospective requiem of all pop albums ever made. Nothing like this has ever been attempted by a single band, & its residual echoes will continue to haunt this world & the next.
In addition to the new album (out on 11.06 via Paw Tracks) + single, Prince Rama have just announced a European tour this November with Animal Collective. Scroll down for a list of all upcoming Prince Rama tour dates.
P.S. NYC, don’t miss the single release party tonight at the Body Actualized Center in Brooklyn. More info here.
So Destroyed by Rage Peace (channeled by Prince Rama) // download