Devendra Banhart has released a cool black and white video for his Mala track “Für Hildegard von Bingen.” The video stars Jodie Smith, was directed by Isaiah Seret, and co-written by Banhart himself. Check it out below. Read the rest of this entry »
Featuring a warm bassline and a friendly melody, the song actually hits on the perils that comes with love, Devendra style.
It takes some time to build its full groove, but once it gets going it gets good. Featuring a silky smooth groove that is equally mysterious and sexy, in only the world that Devendra Banhart is capable of crafting.
Take a listen now over at Pitchfork.
Devendra Banhart has a new album called Mala on the way. It’s due sometime next spring, and it will be his first album on new record label, Nonesuch Records. Longtime bandmate Noah Georgeson produced it.
More details should be on the way soon. I saw Devendra play at the Occupy Sandy Benefit show, and it was great. Find my thoughts here.
Devendra Banhart came out with just his voice and his friend with an upright bass. He delivered a incredibly swoonful set that was sexy and entertaining. His swift dance moves certainly lightened the mood. It was a straightforward effort that the whole crowd enjoyed immensely.
For some reason, I have never really given Devendra Banhart a fair shake. I have nothing against him, hoenstly, I just never got around to it I guess.
Well his set on Saturday made me reconsider. It was a relaxed, cool-down set with plenty of good vibes and songs that put me at ease. It was a pretty mellow affair for the most part. I don’t remember him sounding as cool as he did when he opened for The Strokes at MSG. But with the open space and the sun beaming, Banhart was in his wheelhouse, and he smacked it out of the park.
As TwentyFourBit reports, you can hear a new collaboration between Beck & Devendra Banhart called “Life During Wartimeâ€. The song was made for Director Todd Solondz as the theme song for his new movie, (also called) Life During Wartime.
It has Devendra Banhart’s laid back approach with a little bit of Beck’s experimental side in the mix. Relaxing song that will certainly work well during the movies credits (which is where it will be placed).
Stream it below:
This video makes no sense, but features plenty of music’s superstars (Andrew VanWyngarden, GZA, Fab Moretti) and trippy animation. The song is the only Devendra Banhart song I have on itunes, so it’s fitting that I post this vid. Anyone have any recommendations for other songs to listen to?
Watch below via Spinner:
Last night the legendary Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds played a sold out show at the Prospect Park Bandshell as a part of the Celebrate Brooklyn series. The show was in support of the band’s 2013 album Push The Sky Away, and was the first of a two night New York run that brings them to Hammerstein tonight.
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The effect of Hurricane Sandy is going to be felt around these parts for a while. It’s good to see bands getting together to do something special for a good cause. The So So Glos have a show tomorrow, and now a huge show has been announced in Brooklyn Heights.
On Saturday the OCCUPY SANDY! Benefit Concert will take place at St. Ann & The Holy Trinity on 157 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights. The performance will feature acoustic sets (in order to honor the solidarity of those who are still without power) from:
Real Estate / Vampire Weekend / Devendra Banhart / Hamilton Leithauser, Walter Martin & Peter Bauer from The Walkmen / Cass McCombs / David Longstreth, Amber Coffman and Haley Dekle from Dirty Projectors
(they will perform in that order)
The suggested donation is $30, and tickets are limited to 2 per purchase. Grab your tickets here, it’s going to a good cause, and you will get many great acts playing in a rare acoustic setting. It should be something special.