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T Rex All-Star Tribute Album Produced by Hal Willner Gets Release Date

Famed SNL music producer Hal Willner may no longer be with us. However, before losing his battle with COVID-19, he had been working on a…
SPIN Staff / April 29, 2020

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Devendra Banhart Announces New Album, Releases “Kantori Ongaku”

Charming folk weirdo Devendra Banhart is back with a new album, Ma, due out on September 13. Banhart has released the lead single "Kantori Ongaku,"
Maggie Serota / June 18, 2019

Devendra Banhart Announces 2019 Tour

Experimental folk artist Devendra Banhart has announced a new tour across North America scheduled to begin in the fall. Banhart is set to kick things…
Israel Daramola / May 28, 2019

Queer As Folk: Our November 2004 Feature on Folk’s New Eccentrics

This story originally appeared in the November 2004 issue of Spin. In honor of the 15-year anniversary of Joanna Newsom's The Milk-Eyed Mender on March 23, we’re republishing it here.
Will Hermes / March 24, 2019

Devendra Banhart Announces ‘Ape in Pink Marble,’ Which Is the Title of a New Album

Odd bird of experimental folk Devendra Banhart has announced a new album, amusingly titled Ape in Pink Marble, and a shared first peek in the form…
Anna Gaca / June 24, 2016

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)

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: March 12, 2013Label: NonesuchSomewhere in Topanga Canyon (or perhaps on Manhattan's Lower East Side), Devendra Banhart sits, musing that…
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
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