August 14, 2007

new devendra banhart (a week later)

never really bought into devendra banhart's brand of freak-folk, but the blogosphere was all abuzz last week over new tracks from his upcoming album, smokey rolls down thunder canyon, so i thought i'd check 'em out...after all, the man did have his beard ripped off by clell tickle...anyways, i'm glad i did, cause i'm really digging "seahorse", a fantastic eight minute jam that starts slow, but picks up right around two minutes & then really gets going near the 5:20 mark...makes me want to revisit some of the guy's earlier work to see what i was missing...the album comes out on sept. 25 & banhart rolls through chicago on sept. 19, playing the portage theater(?)...at least it's not a dumpster...check out gorilla vs. bear for the "seahorse" video, which is pretty much exactly what you'd expect it to be...unless you're expecting seahorses...then it's not.
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