Nimai Larson

Nimai Larson, one half of the Brooklyn dance band Prince Rama, loves to write about her passions: music, food and love.

(photo credit: Photo Pink)

Bio

Spawned from the vernal heat of the Florida swamps amidst swirling patterns of pine orchards and pre-Columbian artifacts, Prince Rama was whispered into the ears of Taraka Larson, Nimai Larson, and Michael Collins in the summer of 2007 by the clanging of prayer bells and goat-skin drums. They left the Hare Krishna farm where they were staying to go to art school and form a creative nucleus in Boston. There, their engaging and often unpredictable ritualistic live shows attracted a rapid cult following, replete with collective chants, werewolf summonings, Sanskrit invocations, and the distribution of various handmade percussion to members of the audience. In a short time, the trio was picked up by British-based label, Cosmos Recordings who released their first collection of lo-fi bedroom recordings as Threshold Dances and flew them out to the UK to tour and record the cinematically orchestrated Zetland. At this time, Taraka also began working for the controversial visionary artist Paul Laffoley and began composing Architecture of Utopia inspired by his paintings, an album that explores mapping utopic space via the mandalic architecture of the vinyl record. In spring 2009 the group departed from Boston and went on a series of extensive tours across the US and Europe, culminating in a tragic car robbery in which all their equipment got stolen. Thanks to an overwhelming outpouring from friends, family, and fans, the group was catapulted to rebuild and reinvent themselves from the ground up to make a unique new sound surcharged with a renewed sense of awe, gratitude, and urgency. The trio moved to Brooklyn, and with their new instruments wrote and recorded Shadow Temple, produced with the help of Dave (Avey Tare) and Josh (Deakin) of Animal Collective for release on Paw Tracks in August 2010. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

Here’s What I Learned from Being in a Band with My Sister

By Nimai Larson | September 7, 2016

Here’s What I Learned from Being in a Band with My Sister

Nimai Larson (Prince Rama) reflects on sharing everything with her sister Taraka.

Beats & Treats: These Dinosaur Jr.-Inspired Sweets Will Make You Believe in Love Again

By Nimai Larson | August 5, 2016

Beats & Treats: These Dinosaur Jr.-Inspired Sweets Will Make You Believe in Love Again

Prince Rama’s Nimai Larson thinks J. Mascis sounds heartbroken on Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not — and she has the perfect cure.

Beats & Treats: Jon Pardi’s California Sunrise as a Boot-Stompin’ Cookie Recipe

By Nimai Larson | June 17, 2016

Beats & Treats: Jon Pardi’s California Sunrise as a Boot-Stompin’ Cookie Recipe

Nimai Larson’s (Prince Rama) Classy Cowboy Cookies are worth spending your whole paycheck on.

Let Prince Rama’s Nimai Larson Take You on a SXSW Food Quest

By Nimai Larson | March 16, 2016

Let Prince Rama’s Nimai Larson Take You on a SXSW Food Quest

Nimai is taking over the Talkhouse Instagram — and making your mouth water — down in Austin, Texas.

Beats & Treats: Anthrax’s For All Kings Becomes a Heavenly Frito Pie with a Hellish Kick

By Nimai Larson | March 4, 2016

Beats & Treats: Anthrax’s For All Kings Becomes a Heavenly Frito Pie with a Hellish Kick

Prince Rama’s Nimai Larson thrashes the kitchen while listening to Anthrax’s eleventh studio album.

Nimai Larson (Prince Rama) Talks Chris Isaak’s First Comes the Night

By Nimai Larson | December 1, 2015

Nimai Larson (Prince Rama) Talks Chris Isaak’s First Comes the Night

Chris Isaak’s lyrics escorted themselves into our writer’s dead-bolted heart and transported her back to an old love affair.

Nimai Larson (Prince Rama) Talks Tim McGraw’s Damn Country Music

By Nimai Larson | November 6, 2015

Nimai Larson (Prince Rama) Talks Tim McGraw’s Damn Country Music

Listening to McGraw’s new album is a Chevy pickup ride down the road to falling in love again.

Nimai Larson (Prince Rama) Talks Toby Keith’s 35 MPH Town

By Nimai Larson | October 9, 2015

Nimai Larson (Prince Rama) Talks Toby Keith’s 35 MPH Town

Our writer reflects on location and sobriety while listening to a country superstar's unfiltered, evocative and hilarious record.

Nimai Larson (Prince Rama) Talks JR JR’s JR JR

By Nimai Larson | September 30, 2015

Nimai Larson (Prince Rama) Talks JR JR’s JR JR

Some of the songs on JR JR's self-titled album reminded our writer of scenes from her life. So she wrote about them.