On March 16 Devendra Banhart returned to New York to play to a sold out crowd at Webster Hall. The show came in support of his 2016 album Ape in Pink Marble, released via Nonesuch Records.
Support came from Rogov and H. Hawkline, both of which also played in Banhart’s band. They each played brief sets of about 15-25 minutes before Banhart took the stage and delivered an impressive 23-song set that included songs from the new album but mainly cuts throughout Banhart’s career.
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 »
Devendra Banhart’s new album Mala will come out March 12 via Nonesuch. Pitchfork has the exclusive stream of a track from the album named “Für Hildegard von Bingen.”
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.
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.
By Will Oliver, November 18th 2012 — with 1 comment
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).
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?
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. Read the rest of this entry »