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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Prince Rama has a new album out Sept. 14

Seriously, this is all the info I have on this one -


06/12 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands (Early show)
06/13 New York, NY Pianos
07/01 Brooklyn, NY Walt Whitman Fest at Brooklyn Bridge Park
07/11 East Moline, IL Nitetrotter Fest
07/25 Baltimore, MD Whartscape
08/14 New York, NY Studio at Webster Hall

Loney Dear
Prince Rama
Shadow Temple
(Paw Tracks)
Street Date: Sept. 14, 2010

1. Om Mane Padme Hum
2. Om Namo Shivaya
3. Thunderdrums
4. Storm Worship
5. Lightening Fossil
6. Mythras
7. Satt Nam
8. Raghupati
Raised on a Hare Krishna commune in Florida, educated at art school in Boston, and now making noise and living in Brooklyn, Prince Rama are the latest addition to the Paw Tracks roster. Their new album Shadow Temple is an epic shrine of swirling synths, pulsing guitars, and thunder drums. An ethereal chorus of voices and anthemic melodies create a reverb-washed mine of sonic artifacts drawing from southeast Asian rituals, krautrock legacies, chopped and screwed homages, hallucinatory operas, and dance hall psychedelia. Recorded in Kurt Vonnegut's grandson's cabin and a 135-year-old haunted church with the help of Animal Collective members Avey Tare and Deakin, Shadow Temple offers itself as a sincere porthole into a mysterious realm that defies material understanding.

If you listen really closely, you may be able to hear me typing -
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  • Against Me! debuted their new album, White Crosses on MySpace this weekend, click here, there's still time dammit - also slated to perform "I Was a Teenage Anarchist" on Leno June 11
  • Randy Bachman and Fred Turner are reuniting for the first time in 20 some years. Who, Bachman Turner Overdrive, that's who. New album due Sept. 7 on RBE Music
  • In Fear and Faith put up "Bones" on their MySpace page recently - new album due June 15
  • you remember how I was featured in a recent Blog series, I've got a link for another blog you may be interested in. It's The Playmix Group, and from what I can tell, they put together a little podcast/playmix every couple/few weeks of some stuff they think you should be listening to. Plenty of good stuff to check out.

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