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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’… More »

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Devendra Banhart Stars In Glasses Porn For Oliver Peoples

Devendra Banhart and his real-life girlfriend Rebecca Schwartz star in Lisa Eisner's short film for Oliver Peoples. Eisner was inspired by French New Wave films,…
jessica | January 13, 2011 - 10:23 am
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Devendra Banhart & Beck – “Life During Wartime”

"I did a song with Beck for Todd Solondz' AMAZING new movie Life During Wartime!!! If ya haven't seen his films check them all out,…
jessica | August 5, 2010 - 1:00 pm
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Pegi Young – “Body Breaks” (Devendra Banhart Cover)

Pegi Young has been Neil Young's wife and backing singer for the last thirty years. Foul Deeds is the follow-up to her debut album, which…
jessica | July 21, 2010 - 10:23 am
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Devendra Banhart – “Foolin'” Video

In which Dev's asscrack is amongst the least NSFW images rendered. "Foolin'"'s beachy reggae hop doesn't exactly scream S&M sequences and man-love spooning, but the…
Amrit Singh | April 20, 2010 - 2:45 pm
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Devendra Banhart – “Baby” Video (Feat. Fabrizio Moretti, Andrew VanWyngarden, GZA)

Devendra Banhart sports some serious Frank Zappa facial hair in this video, and gets friends like the Strokes' Fabrizio Moretti, MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden, and GZA…
jessica | March 15, 2010 - 5:58 pm
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Liars – “The Overachievers” (Devendra Banhart & The Grogs Redo) (Stereogum Premiere)

One of my favorite Sisterworld songs is the sweetly sarcastic urban cynic vs. L.A. hippie love song "The Overachievers." What better way to invert the…
brandon | March 8, 2010 - 10:13 am
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10 Years Of ATP In Photos

When the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival first launched, the idea of canonizing an iconic album with a track-for-track live performance was still a novel concept.
Amrit Singh | December 14, 2009 - 12:03 pm
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Stream Devendra Banhart’s What Will We Be

One week from today, Devendra Banhart will release his seventh album (and first as a Warner Bro), What Will We Be. He's taking a co-productio…
Amrit Singh | October 20, 2009 - 1:40 pm
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New Devendra Banhart – “Walilamdzi” (Stereogum Premiere)

We've heard bits and pieces of Devendra Banhart's 14-song major label debut, What Will We Be. First it was a couple of songs live i…
brandon | October 9, 2009 - 10:22 am
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Beck, Devendra & MGMT Cover Leonard Cohen’s “Sisters Of Mercy”

Following his excursion into Downtown NYC via Velvet Underground & Nico, Beck takes his Record Club to Montreal with a track-by-track smothering covering of Songs
brandon | October 2, 2009 - 1:42 pm
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Phoenix/Passion Pit @ Central Park Summerstage, NYC 9/26/09

As advertised, Phoenix treated Central Park's Summerstage to two sold-out nights of their danceable and occasionally epic insouciance this past weekend. The lineup was a…
Amrit Singh | September 28, 2009 - 11:18 am
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New Devendra Banhart – “Baby”

Devendra’s a major label artist now, having recently announced his shift from venerable indie XL to even more venerable music biz behemoth Warner Bros for…
Amrit Singh | September 21, 2009 - 10:38 am
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Beck Covers Leonard Cohen With Devendra, MGMT

Beck continues making good use of his down time between album cycles with the second phase of his Record Club, the project which sees Hanse…
Amrit Singh | September 4, 2009 - 10:36 am
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Street Scene 2009 In Photos

Some 30,000 people over two days crammed into the six-block area in San Diego’s East Village that hosted the 25th annual Street Scene this past…
Amrit Singh | September 1, 2009 - 3:12 pm
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Devendra Banhart’s What Will We Be Album Info

We don't have an exact release date, but Devendra's new label, Warner/Reprise, sent out a stream of What Will We Be a couple days ago,…
brandon | July 31, 2009 - 12:29 pm
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Devendra Banhart Remixes Oasis

Devendra’s public appreciation of Oasis continues, adding to his cover of the band with a synthy remix of one Dig Out Your Soul’s finer points,…
Amrit Singh | June 10, 2009 - 1:59 pm
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New Devendra Banhart – “Lindo Cihuatlán” (Stereogum Premiere)

We heard new live Devendra Banhart last week. Today we can offer the recorded variety, though it's not from his next record: "Lindo Cihuatlán" show…
brandon | May 1, 2009 - 4:39 pm
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New Devendra Banhart – “Chin Chin & Muck Muck” & “Baby” (Live In San Francisco)

In a Coachella warm-up of sorts -- or, at least, a show that happened prior to Coachella -- Devendra Banhart and his backing quintet played…
brandon | April 21, 2009 - 5:10 pm
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Coachella 2009: Cure, MBV, Antony Assault The Sound System

Surprise, it wasn't My Bloody Valentine's 15-minute aural assault "You Made Me Realise" that caused Sunday's biggest audio mishap. Organizers cut the speakers during the
Scott Lapatine | April 20, 2009 - 3:29 pm
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