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Light Pollution and Prince Rama team up for Fall tour

By September 14, 2010No Comments

Prince Rama (top) & Light Pollution

MP3: Prince Rama – “Lightening Fossil”

MP3: Light Pollution – “Witchcraft”

About Light Pollution:

Apparitions, the first full length album by Chicago’s Light Pollution has blown the roof off the building. This moody masterpiece of a record combines catchy melodic flights with an edgy sensibility that manifests itself in the subtle flourishes of pop-psychedelia, sophisticated harmonies and the evocative lyrics of front man Jim Cicero. The band’s dazzlingly inventive soundscapes and choral arrangements push the current boundaries of pop music far beyond the breaking point to create a perfect hybrid of moody indie pop and psychedelia. Apparitions is incredibly formed and informed for a debut full length.

About Prince Rama:

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.


October 3rd – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
October 4th – St. Louis, MO @ Billiken Club
October 5th – Kansas City, MO @ Czar Bar
October 6th – Denton, TX @ Hailey’s *
October 7th – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
October 8th – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds *
October 9th – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
October 10th – Taylor, MS @ Cats Purring Teen Wing
October 12th – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
October 13th – Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
October 14th – Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
October 15th – Atlanta, GA @ 529
October 16th – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
October 17th – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
October 18th – Washington, DC @ DC9
October 19th – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
October 21st – New York, NY @ Cake Shop (Carpark / Paw Tracks CMJ Showcase)
October 23rd – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
October 24th – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House

* = w/ Sleep Over
# = w/ PVT


09/14 Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs $
09/15 Montreal, QC Il Motore $
09/16 Toronto, ONT Snowball Gallery $
09/17 Chicago, IL Mortville $
09/18 Grinnell, IA Grinnell College Gardner Lounge $
09/19 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock $
09/22 Vancouver, BC The Cobalt $
09/23 Seattle, WA Vera Project $
09/24 Olympia, WA Northern $
09/25 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios $
09/27 Oakland, CA The New Parish $
09/28 Brookdale, CA Historic Brookdale Lodge $
09/29 Los Angeles, CA Eagle Rock Center For The Arts $+

$ = w/ Deakin
+ = w/ Fennesz


09/23 – Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
09/24 – Champaign, IL – Pygmailon Music Festival
10/25 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore #

# = w/ PVT


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