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There were so many music videos this week. It was out of control. I could just barely watch all of them, and that glut means that fascinating things like MGMT’s alien-abduction dance party and Kirin J Callahan’s upside-down command performance didn’t make the list. Half the bands in our Twitter feed had to make their… More »

Looking back, it’s actually difficult to capture just how weird and momentous the freak folk movement of the first half of the 2000s felt. It wasn’t cobbled together so much as it was a united front of weirdos that were obsessed with their own skewed vision of the past — AM radio gold sat comfortably… More »

A couple of Best Videos Of The Week ago I mentioned how nearly every good clip that week was too long, too nude, or too violent to make it on to MTV; one was even removed from YouTube, verification wall or not. But looking back on 2009’s picks, it’s easy to notice that this year’s… More »

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Devendra Banhart Readies New Book I Left My Noodle On Ramen Street

When Devendra Banhart moved to New York and released Mala back in 2013, he seemed to have lost a bit of his signature sense of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 3, 2015 - 5:57 pm

Nick Cave, Courtney Love, Devendra Banhart, And A Million Others Paid Messy Tribute To Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” In L.A.

It was an unusually wet evening in Los Angeles, and soggy Allen Ginsberg fans lined up outside the Theatre at the Ace Hotel to celebrate…
Molly Bergen | April 8, 2015 - 11:13 am

Watch Lil Jon, Fred Armisen, Devendra Banhart, & Lena Dunham In A “Turn Out For What” Voting PSA

There's a mid-term election this November, which means you, the American citizen, have the right to elect representatives to Congress (and probably a Senator too)…
Chris DeVille | October 7, 2014 - 2:36 pm

Devendra Banhart – “Golden Girls (LIARS Remix)”

Last year, Devendra Banhart put out the new album Mala, which included the brief but chilling folk song "Golden Girls." Now, Liars -- who this…
Miles Bowe | July 23, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Red Hot + Arthur Russell Tracklist Features Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, & More

For decades now, the Red Hot Organization has been raising money for AIDS awareness by putting together finely curated compilations, and their next one could…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2014 - 11:08 am

Steve Reich & Philip Glass Bury The Hatchet For Nonesuch’s 50th

Tastefully curated Warner Bros. subsidiary Nonesuch turns 50 this year and is still going strong (next week they may very well have the #1 album…
Scott Lapatine | May 15, 2014 - 10:21 am

Rodrigo Amarante – “Tardei” (Feat. Kristen Wiig, Fabrizio Moretti, Devendra Banhart, Adam Green & Josiah Steinbrick) (Stereogum Premiere)

Brazilian musician Rodrigo Amarante, who fronted Los Hermanos before forming Little Joy with Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti, is releasing his first solo album next month…
Chris DeVille | April 3, 2014 - 9:54 am

Devendra Banhart – “Mondo Taurobolium” Video (Feat. Rose McGowan)

Devendra Banhart's deeply strange, oddly compelling video for "Mondo Taurobolium," a song from his 2013 album Mala, is a trippy animation that takes place entirely…
Tom Breihan | December 3, 2013 - 8:49 am

Devendra Banhart – “Für Hildegard Von Bingen” Video

"Für Hildegard Von Bingen," one of the best tracks off Devendra Banhart's new album, was named after the German saint in the Catholic sense, though…
Miles Bowe | October 29, 2013 - 3:49 pm

Stream Devendra Banhart Mala

It's been about four years since the once-prolific Muppet-voiced neo-hippie wanderer Devendra Banhart released his last album, and Mala, his long-awaited new one, arrives next…
Tom Breihan | March 4, 2013 - 11:52 am

Devendra Banhart – “Mi Negrita”

Last night, Devendra was in Williamsburg opening up for Swans. Today, he releases the fourth preview track of his forthcoming eight LP Mala, from which…
Amrit Singh | February 8, 2013 - 11:40 am

Swans, Devendra Banhart @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 2/7/13

Swans played a sold out show last night at Brooklyn’s Music Hall Of Williamsburg, making up for a performance postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Michael…
Stereogum | February 8, 2013 - 10:48 am

Devendra Banhart – “Cristobal Risquez”

The third track off Devendra Banhart's new album, Mala, "Cristobal Risquez," is another combination of acoustic guitar with warm, fuzzy electronics.
Miles Bowe | January 29, 2013 - 2:13 pm

Devendra Banhart – “Never Seen Such Good Things”

"Never Seen Such Good Things" is another look at Devendra Banhart's upcoming eighth studio album and Nonesuch Records debut Mala. The track is looming with…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 22, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Devendra Banhart – “Für Hildegard Von Bingen”

"Für Hildegard Von Bingen" is the first single from Devendra Banhart's upcoming album Mala. The song is named after a German saint who was known…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 9, 2013 - 5:27 pm

Occupy Sandy Benefit Ft. Real Estate, Vampire Weekend, Devendra Banhart, The Walkmen, Cass McCombs, Dirty Projectors @ St. Ann & The Holy Trinity, Brooklyn 11/17/12

On Saturday 11/17, some of indie rock's most prominent names got together to stage a benefit for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Real Estate, Vampire Weekend,…
Michael Nelson | November 19, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Beck, Devendra Banhart @ Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara 5/24/12

Beck is back. With the exception of his appearance at the Serge Gainsbourg tribute and a warm up show two nights before, It has been…
Andrew Youssef | May 25, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Beck, No Age, High Places cover “I Only Have Eyes For You”

“I Only Have Eyes For You” is a classic American song, a standard written in 1934 by Harry Warren and Al Dubin and most famously…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2012 - 4:01 pm
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