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Damien Jurado Lists His Seven Favorite Albums

Damien Jurado is modest. Since the mid-1990s, the 43-year-old Seattle songwriter has built a steady audience on the strength of his wintry voice and anxious, evocative lyrics, but he's never quite…
Anna Gaca / March 10, 2016

Devendra Banhart, ‘Mala’ (Nonesuch)

Somewhere in Topanga Canyon (or perhaps on Manhattan's Lower East Side), Devendra Banhart sits, musing that he might have been crowned King of Chillwave just…
Andy Beta / March 13, 2013

Devendra Banhart Riffs on Britpop, Drag, and German Mystics

Devendra Banhart, 31, greets me with an awkward hug, attempting to not get his paint-covered hands all over my coat. We're at his studio on…
Kiran Herbert / March 7, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Dave Grohl, Marnie Stern, ‘Spring Breakers,’ and More

For this week's round of ready-to-stream albums, we present an LP from current SPIN cover star Dave Grohl and the newest full-length from recent SPIN profile…
Kyle McGovern / March 7, 2013

Hear Devendra Banhart’s Sweetly Sweaty ‘Mi Negrita’ En Español

Devendra Banhart continues to parcel out bits from his forthcoming eighth album, Mala (out March 12 via Nonesuch), with the newly unveiled "Mi Negrita," which…
Kyle McGovern / February 8, 2013

Hear Devendra Banhart’s Zombies-Bitten ‘Never Seen Such Good Things’

Devendra Banhart will return with his eighth studio album, Mala, on March 12 (out through Nonesuch), and in anticipation of the folk-gypsy's follow-up to 2009's…
Kyle McGovern / January 23, 2013

LISTEN: Banhart, Beck Movie Soundtrack Collabo

Director Todd Solondz is know for his dark, satirical tales from American suburbia (Welcome to the Dollhouse). Among his fans are Beck and Devendra Banhart,…
Drew Litowitz / August 4, 2010

Freak Out: Devendra Banhart Kicks Off Tour!

His hair long (but not excessively so), his face slightly obscured by five o'clock shadow (but not fully-bearded), and wearing jeans and a T-shirt underneath…
Kyle Ryan / November 17, 2009

Tough Questions for Devendra Banhart

Born in Texas but raised in his mother's native Venezuela, Devendra Banhart has built an enviable career out of being an outsider. The 28-year-old singer-songwriter…
John Sellers / October 21, 2009

Devendra Banhart, ‘What Will We Be’ (Reprise)

Nobody comes to a Devendra Banhart record for trenchant insight into the human condition. "All my thoughts are hairs on a wild, wild boar," he…
Mikael Wood / October 10, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Phoenix Remixed by Animal Collective, Devendra Banhart

While the dashing French first couple -- President Nicolas Sarkozy and his model/singer wife Carla Bruni -- were referred to as the hottest Gallic import…
Peter Gaston / October 1, 2009

Watch: Beck Covers Velvet Underground

After pushing the envelope with his own output over the last two decades, Beck -- and a group of all-star pals -- are re-imagining the…
Melissa Goldstein / June 19, 2009

New Bands Added to Coachella Lineup

How many bands does it takes to replace one British songbird? Answer: five.
Melissa Goldstein / March 11, 2009

Hot New Band: Experimental Folkies Vetiver

He's collaborated with star freak-folker Devendra Banhart, but San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Andy Cabic isn't limiting himself to just one genre -- and his band Vetiver's…
Kate Thuma / February 23, 2009

In Defense of Tender Man Love

Megapuss' first video is more than a goofy, half-assed George Michael tribute party. The collaboration between Devendra Banhart, his pal Greg Rogove, and the Strokes'
Abigail Everdell / November 10, 2008

Outside Lands ’08 Video: Devendra Banhart

Outside Lands has proven a unique entry into the festival circuit in many ways, with chilly, misty temperatures not least among them. But Devendra Banhart…
SPIN Staff / August 24, 2008

New Devendra Banhart Video Stars Natalie Portman; Remembers Other Music-Clip Couples

If you hadn't heard, folk weirdo-cum-Charles Manson/Jesus Christ composite Devendra Banhart cast his uber-famous lady friend Natalie Portman in the video for his cut"Carmensita," from…
Joseph Coscarelli / July 24, 2008