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 Banhart takes us on an intimate tour of his Topanga Canyon crib — and it’s a hell of a lot more like our own place than Kanye’s pastiche palace. On top of modeling ’80s carnival masks, he shows us Neil Young on the fridge, Macho Man Randy Savage’s rap album, “USA/Butt” graffiti, his art/tattoos, and — proving his hippie pedigree to the world — a full-on jewelry-making studio (doves made of bones!). Last but not least, dude owns Jim Morrison’s old couch. Hey, maybe our Doors references re: “Seahorse” weren’t so off thee mark? Step inside…
We still think Smoky Rolls Down Thunder Canyon drags, but Banhart’s so charming and downright sensitive when he starts talking about Malachi Ritscher and Native American art that maybe he should give more house tours whenever he feels the need to add another tune to an overstuffed track list?
Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon is out 9/25 on XL.