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 from the upcoming Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon. On first listen we called the eight-minute jam a “slow-build psych epic that starts like a plaintive one-man ballad and cycles through California dreaming, echoing group singing, and woozy organs.” We still basically stand by that description, but wanted to also mention (a) the Doors and (b) the phat ‘n’ crunchy Howlin’ Rain guitar switch-a-roo that digs in around the 5:22 mark. Shine on you crazy Hairy Fairies.

Devendra Banhart – “Seahorse” (MP3)

Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon is out 9/25 on XL.