Friday, August 10, 2007

Rejoicing in the prospect of new Devendra Banhart material

OK, so it isn't the hot news anymore, but I am getting very excited about it. I'm talking of course about the new Devendra Banhart album, due out next month. To start the ball rolling, the first couple of tracks are getting aired, with more to come, on Devendra's myspace.

Download: Devendra Banhart - Seahorse

What can I say? Seahorse is an epic 8-minute piece of folk-morphing-into-70s-rock, and is quite magnificent. With that as a starter, I've got high hopes for when Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon drops. It's totally mad. Almost, in fact, as mad as the promo video which has also surfaced. There's some fine beard action going on there! One question though - what is Gael Garcia Bernal doing there? Wonderfully inexplicable.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this video was entertaining and i'm truly glad that so many people are taking an interest in music that defies convention and exhalts feeling, strangeness and intangibility in such troubling, and tumultuous times.