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Sunday, January 3 2010

David Meets Goliath: An Interview With Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart gladly dismantles any notions of relinquishing creative control to his new major label bosses, explores the biological evolution of mushrooms, and shares a surprising connection to Neil Young.


Monday, October 1 2007

C'mon Over and Let's Make a Record: An Interview with Devendra Banhart

How the pied piper of psych folk and his ever growing band of followers holed up in a Topanga Canyon house, broke out a boxload of exotic instruments and kicked out the jams of Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon.


Sunday, November 6 2005

A Refugee From History

If Devendra Banhart, a barefoot wandering time capsule in a dress, and his 'Family' of like-minded musician friends make you think of California hippiedom circa 1968, the fault's entirely yours.


Tuesday, November 2 2004

Portrait on the Artist as a Young Eccentric: Devendra Banhart in Person

Say the name Devendra Banhart and many adjectives may come to mind, but normal isn't one of them. But has the folk singer been unfairly pigeonholed? PopMatters investigates.


Reviews

Monday, March 11 2013

Devendra Banhart: Mala

Mala is a cake that comes across as half-baked, which is sorrowful knowing that Banhart really wanted to have that cake and eat it, too.


Sunday, October 25 2009

Devendra Banhart: What Will We Be

“I know I look high," Banhart sings on his new album, “but I’m just free-dancing." If only we could join him.


Tuesday, September 25 2007

Devendra Banhart: Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon

Pushing beyond the boundaries of indie folk, Banhart's fifth album is another very fine achievement in his immensely satisfying and always intriguing career.


Sunday, September 11 2005

Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow

Exceeding expectations, Devendra outdoes himself and most of his generation.


Monday, December 6 2004

Devendra Banhart

A tremolo-touting troubadour bears his Psychedelic Squid and other weapons of the willfully obtuse.


Blogs

Wednesday, January 9 2013

Devendra Banhart - "Für Hildegard Von Bingen" (stream)

Devendra Banhart has just dropped the first single ("Für Hildegard Von Bingen") from his upcoming new album 'Mala', releasing 12 March via Nonesuch.


Tuesday, March 16 2010

Devendra Banhart – "Baby" (video)

Devendra Banhart rollicks with guest stars, including GZA, the Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti, and MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden, in his trippy new video for "Baby" from last


Thursday, December 3 2009

Devendra Banhart: 16.Nov.2009 - Chicago

Devendra Banhart: 16 November 2009 - Vic Theatre, Chicago / Words and Pictures by Allison Taich


Wednesday, October 14 2009

Devendra Banhart - “Walillamdzi” (video)

In honor of Devendra Banhart’s major label debut, What Will We Be, the musician has released an unofficial video for the album’s 13th


Wednesday, April 22 2009

Devendra Banhart - "Chin Chin & Muck Muck" / "Baby" (Live) (video)

Devendra Banhart premiered two new songs this past week. [via Each Note Secure]


News

Monday, September 17 2007

Five questions for neo-folkie Devendra Banhart

Twenty-six-year-old Devendra Banhart is part of the scene that has regrettably been termed "freak-folk" or "acid-folk." Such labels don't tell you anything useful about the


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