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Boston Hassle Fest 5 Planned for November, Fundraising Campaign Launched

Boston-based arts and culture organization The Boston Hassle is planning an awesome music festival on November 8 & 9 in Cambridge, MA and they're looking for some community-minded individuals to contribute to the festivities. Over 40 bands will be showcasing their talents over those two days, including Lightning Bolt, Black Dice, Prince Rama and local favorites Fat Creeps. For more information, visit the organization's Indiegogo page for the fest. You can also check out their Facebook page for updates about this festival and all of the other great shows The Boston Hassle puts on throughout the year.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)

Prince Rama announce concept album "Top Ten Hits of the End of the World"

So apparently Prince Rama has written ten new hits to accompany the upcoming end of the world. The band has put together a pseudo-compilation album for their latest effort "Top Ten Hits of the End of the World" (released by Paw Tracks ... Avey Tare's label) set to hit the cosmos November 6th.

The two sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson have decided to cover various songs from otherwise fictional bands that highlight our pending doom in what can best be described as one of the most exciting aural acid trips you're ready to take this year. Lead track and apocalypse anthem "Welcome to the Now World" should already be familiar to children that grew up singing this song in schools... or at least they did in this band's parallel universe. Complete with old style electronic effects referring of the fictional computer-generated band (Hyparxia) that Prince Rama are supposedly channeling, the song produces a space-age effect hypnotic enough to help you conjure up some new Gods to pray to.

One of the most fascinating freak groups to come up in Brooklyn in quite some time, the band recently mesmerized us at their CMJ performance and will be back in NYC in December from their international tour with label-mates Animal Collective. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)


Tracy's CMJ 2012 Day 2: Sleepies, Mykki Blanco, Prince Rama, Maya Solovey, You Bred Raptors?, Dangerous Ponies + more

Day 2 began – oh, how unexpected! - on Ludlow Street, where Prince Rama were set to play the Cake Shop shortly after five. Getting there just pas four, I got to squeeze my way to the counter, pick up a beer and some Blue Ribbon swag (guilty as charged), and mainly, best part of all, catch NYC rapper Mykki Blanco (pictured) for half an hour of raunchy slams and menacing 'acid punk' raps, some freaky, most straightforward vulgar.. but oh, yeah, should have mentioned: when played right, that's great in my books; none of that 'positive' buzzkill, just one hell of a slimy frantic performance backed up by the DJ every now and then, but taking on a fair few a cappellas. Glad I turned up a little early. - Read Tracy Mamoun's full report here - pictured and streaming: Prince Rama.

Remembering The End with Prince Rama (+ DUMBO show 8.17)

'Top Ten Songs Of The End Of The World' (Paw Tracks) is the new project by Brooklyn-based psychedelic duo Prince Rama, that sees the Larson sisters curate the apocalypse from an imaginary past, by impersonating ten fictitious bands on the eve of destruction. 'So Destroyed', streaming below, is a first glimpse into the record, a gripping, hypnotic fusion of Indian music and new-wave/pop courtesy of 'Rage Peace', introduced as 'the Bob Dylan of a whole generation of angry youth'. An ambitious move, both aesthetcially and conceptually, this pseudo-compilation gives Prince Rama the freedom to explore a vast array of musical influences, thus giving us a lot to look forward to for the end of the year, even if our planet doesn't collapse onto itself as promised by CGI-based fantasies.

Note that on November 6th, when the full album is released, Prince Rama will be off touring Europe with Animal Collective; before they leave though, you can catch a couple of NYC shows, the next one being on Friday (8.17) under The Archway, for a free DUMBO summer bash.


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