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-production credit, along with Band Of Bees’ Paul Butler, and reprising the crew that backed Banhart on 2007’s Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon: Noah Georgeson, Megapuss Greg Rogove on drums, bassist Luckey Remington and guitarist Rodrigo Amarante. We’ve brought you what we could so far — “Chin Chin & Muck Muck” live in San Francisco, the choo-choo train breeze of lead single “Baby,” the 14-song set’s penultimate sleeper “Walilamdzi” — but today in conjunction with our friends at imeem we co-present you with an advance listen of the entire record. Time to prematurely evaluate:
What Will We Be is out 10/27 via Warner Bros/Reprise.