Sunday, January 3 2010
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
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
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
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.
Monday, March 11 2013
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
“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
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
Exceeding expectations, Devendra outdoes himself and most of his generation.
Monday, December 6 2004
A tremolo-touting troubadour bears his Psychedelic Squid and other weapons of the willfully obtuse.
Wednesday, January 9 2013
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 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 November 2009 - Vic Theatre, Chicago / Words and Pictures by Allison Taich
Wednesday, October 14 2009
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 premiered two new songs this past week. [via Each Note Secure]
Monday, September 17 2007
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