Download: Prince Rama as Rage Peace – So Destroyed
Prince Rama’s latest project sees the psychedelic Brooklyn sisters explore the emotional and contextual history of pop music. Top Ten Hits From the End of the World acts as a genre retrospective with each track completed under the guise of a different pop act, who died in the apocalypse, channelled by the sisters. Yes it is as bizarre as it sounds, though concept albums are rarely straightforward, they also rarely sound as good as this does.
The first track to be taken from the record is Prince Rama as Rage Peace, I’ll assume you aren’t familiar with Rage Peace so here is a little bio:
“Rage Peace formed as a small protest band in the early 90s and before they knew it they were the Bob Dylans of a whole generation of angry youth. They became founding members of the Rage Peace movement, based on the principle of nihilism as the only true order, and wrote songs with violent messages placed in seemingly saccharine pop structures. The band was notorious for staging organized acts of violence and destruction, burning cars and sometimes buildings in the name of chaos. When the end came, their bodies were found locked inside a limousine they had set on fire. The license plate read “HEY U”.”
Top 10 Hits From The End Of The World is released 5th November 2012 on Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks, who they support on an autumn UK/European tour.