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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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New Devendra Banhart – “Forget About Him” (Kath Bloom Cover)

Banhart kissed his beard goodbye, but the gender-bending/open-ended sexuality remains on "Forget About Him," his contribution to the Kath Bloom tribute CD Loving Takes This
brandon | February 2, 2009 - 1:17 pm

R.I.P. Devendra’s Beard

In a recently posted set of in-studio photos, Mr. Banhart appears without the Manson beard you know and love maybe. Here he is sporting bare
Amrit Singh | January 27, 2009 - 10:27 am

New Little Joy Video – “No One’s Better Sake”

I've been slow to come around to Fab Moretti's Strokes-on-the-beach side project Little Joy. But there's a laid back charm to the breezy "No One's…
Amrit Singh | December 9, 2008 - 12:51 pm

New Megapuss Video – “Adam & Steve”

When not brandishing his Little Joy, the Strokes' Fabrizio Moretti plays drums with the penis-skirted Devendra Banhart and cohort Greg Rogove in Megapuss. For the…
brandon | November 5, 2008 - 2:09 pm

Devendra Banhart & Natalie Portman Are No More

Sad news, lovers of love: People reports Natalie Portman will have to go back to establishing her indie rock bona fides the old fashioned way.
Amrit Singh | September 25, 2008 - 9:17 am

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist Offers A Devendra Banhart Cameo, New Vampire Weekend

Michael Cera, who Hollywood has already typecast as Boy Who Must Appear In Movie With Sensitive-Indie-Kid Appeal, is set to star as a funny-and-attractive-but-in-a-totally non-threatening-way…
Amrit Singh | August 14, 2008 - 1:50 pm

New Devendra Banhart Video (Feat. Natalie Portman) – “Carmensita”

"Carmensita"? More like "Bhagavad Gita," am i right? No, I am the worst. But that means DevBan and his his girlfriend are, too, for making…
Amrit Singh | July 22, 2008 - 10:21 am

Devendra Banhart + Aziz Ansari

“Devendra called me a few weeks ago and asked me to sing vocals to a song about ‘Duck People.’ I told him I had no…
Scott Lapatine | June 16, 2008 - 10:25 am

Natalie Portman & Devendra Banhart Are In Love With Everything

It's Spring. Love abounds. We've avoided talking about the fledgling romance of freak folkster Devendra Banhart and Natalie Portman until now because ... well, for…
brandon | April 22, 2008 - 9:56 am

Various Artists’s 2007 Best Of Lists

A couple weeks ago we told you about David Byrne, Kim Gordon, and Marissa Nadler's year-end lists in Artforum. The list-giving season continues, so here…
Stereogum | December 6, 2007 - 12:58 pm

Devendra Banhart Makes Lindsay Lohan A Mixtape

Who would've guessed that when Devendra Banhart isn't showing folks around his crib or popping a Spiritual Boner on Conan, he'd be busy making mixtapes…
Stereogum | October 17, 2007 - 2:41 pm

Devendra Banhart & The Spiritual Boner Perform “Lover” On Conan

Conan had the very special treat the other night of introducing not only Devendra Banhart but his backing band The Spiritual Boner, in the studio…
Stereogum | September 28, 2007 - 1:47 pm

Devendra Banhart Cribs

Ever wonder what a neo-folky's house looks like? Yeah, we never did, either. But hey, echoing the Pernice Brothers' idea for indie rock cribs, Devendra…
Stereogum | September 13, 2007 - 1:21 pm

Premature Evaluation: Devendra Banhart – Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon

When Devendra Banhart curated Golden Apples Of The Sun then dropped his fourth full-length, 2005's Cripple Crow, we were at the height of our DB…
Stereogum | September 4, 2007 - 7:05 pm

New Devendra Banhart – “Samba Vexilographica” / “The Other Woman”

The weekly Devendra party got going as scheduled Friday evening over at MySpace, where another two tracks from Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon started their…
Stereogum | August 20, 2007 - 9:35 am

New Devendra Banhart – “Bad Girl” / “Carmensita”

As promised, Devendra’s two-tracks-a-Friday stream premieres continue over at MySpace, this installment bringing conga-fied “Carmensita” and the truly lovely, slide and vocal wah-wah ballad “Bad…
Stereogum | August 13, 2007 - 12:10 pm

New Devendra Banhart – “Seahorse”

Earlier this week we told you Devendra’s got a brand new site. Now he’s also sporting a brand new MP3 for “Seahorse,” the first single…
Stereogum | August 9, 2007 - 5:43 pm

New Devendra Banhart – “Seahorse,” “So Long Old Bean”

The lord of the freak folkies launched his official, name-bearing website Friday and while there are still a few "comings soon"'s (including the photo section…
Stereogum | August 6, 2007 - 10:18 am

New Devendra Banhart – “Rosa” / “Tonada Yanomaminista”

Devendra's promising two tune-previews from Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon every Friday, so start getting used to your weekly Banhart dose, folks. MySpace will be…
Stereogum | July 30, 2007 - 9:49 am

Ariel Pink Covers Madonna

It's been almost fifty years since Madonna was born, and almost twenty five since she popularized the jelly bracelet. But preventing global warming with Gogol
Stereogum | July 16, 2007 - 11:20 am