Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Devendra Banhart, who has announced several US tour dates for early 2017, now announces several shows in Europe and the UK to follow. The tour begins at Auditorium di Milano on April 3, followed by concerts in Munich, Berlin, Brussels, Rotterdam, and Paris, culminating at Hackney Empire in London on April 12. Tickets for the London show go on sale November 30; the remaining shows go on sale Friday, December 2.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Devendra Banhart has added 21 additional shows to follow his recently announced tour of the US West in early 2017. The new leg of begins in New Mexico on February 12 and continues into mid-March, with stops in Austin, Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis, Chicago, Cambridge, Philadelphia, DC, and more, culminating at Webster Hall in NYC on March 16. Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale this Friday, December 2.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Devendra Banhart will perform songs from his new album, Ape in Pink Marble, on tour in the western United States in early 2017. The concerts begin at The Showbox in Seattle on January 23 and include stops in Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa Ana, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Boulder, and Telluride. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 18.
Monday, October 24, 2016
Devendra Banhart took the Marketplace Quiz, answering the public radio show's questions and offering insight in his own inimitable way. "It's okay not to know, and it's okay to ask for help," Banhart says when asked what advice he wished someone had given him before he started his career, advice he doesn't feel he took at the time. "I feel like it was all about 'No, I know, I know, I know, and I don't need anyone's help. I need to prove I can be independent.' But that isn't really how it works and you definitely don't know everything, and not only that, but it's okay not to know everything, and asking for help doesn't suddenly make you intrinsically dependent or co-dependent. It's a dance." You can hear the Quiz here.
Monday, October 17, 2016
Devendra Banhart spoke with NPR's All Things Considered on Saturday about his songwriting, from his new album, Ape in Pink Marble, all the way back to the first song he wrote and performed for his family at nine years old. "Banhart has made a name for himself as something of a musical sponge, drawing on traditions from blues to salsa to psychedelic folk," says host Lakshmi Singh. "But he'll be the first to tell you that his work is as much about writing, acting and storytelling as it is about the music itself." Hear the conversation here.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Devendra Banhart, whose new album, Ape in Pink Marble, was released on Nonesuch Records on Friday, has unveiled the official music video for the album track "Saturday Night." The video was directed by Jon Beasley and Isabelle Albuquerque of Osk Studio. Banhart says: "I'm so excited and honored to have had Osk Studio make this music video for 'Saturday Night.'" Watch it here.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Devendra Banhart's new album, Ape in Pink Marble is out now. The album, Banhart's ninth, was written, produced, arranged, and recorded in Los Angeles by the singer / songwriter / guitarist with his longtime collaborators Noah Georgeson and Josiah Steinbrick, both of whom also worked on Banhart's most recent album, Mala (2013). Q and the Times of London give the album four stars; Uncut calls it "excellent." Banhart will mark the release of the album with sold-out shows at Rough Trade in Brooklyn tonight and at Club Bahia in LA this Tuesday, September 27.
Monday, August 29, 2016
Devendra Banhart, whose new album, Ape in Pink Marble, is due out September 23, has unveiled a second track off the album: "Saturday Night," which can be heard here. The track is also available to download now with pre-orders of the new album—which Uncut calls "excellent"—on iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, along with the previously released album opener, "Middle Names." Nonesuch Store CD and vinyl pre-orders also include an exclusive, limited-edition autographed print of a drawing by Banhart.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Nonesuch Records releases Devendra Banhart's new album, Ape in Pink Marble, on September 23, 2016. The album, his ninth, was written, produced, arranged, and recorded in Los Angeles by Banhart with his longtime collaborators Noah Georgeson and Josiah Steinbrick, both of whom also worked on his most recent album, Mala. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an instant download of the album's opening track "Middle Names," which you can hear here, and a limited-edition, autographed print of a drawing by Banhart.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Devendra Banhart has released a collection of drawings, paintings, and mixed media pieces entitled I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street. The book, published by Prestel, features a cross-section of his work from the last decade along with Banhart’s own commentary and musings as well as photographs and other ephemera; texts by Beck, art dealer Jeffrey Deitch, and curator Diego Cortez; and a conversation with Adam Green. Banhart celebrates the publication of the book with events at the Strand in New York City on Thursday, June 25, and at LACMA in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 28.Journal Topics: Artist News
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Devendra Banhart and his band toured South America in 2014 with music from his Nonesuch Records debut album, Mala. Artist and filmmaker Adam Tullie was there to capture the trip and has created a short film, set to a selection of Banhart's home demos and one of his poems. "The overall landscape is beyond beautiful, strewn with lush color and tropical flora," says Tullie, with whom Banhart is releasing an art book. "The people reflect this; lively, bright, and full of love." Watch it here.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Devendra Banhart and longtime friend, musical collaborator, and fellow singer-songwriter Andy Cabic (Vetiver)—who together formed the vanguard of an experimental and folk-influenced aesthetic that emerged in the Bay Area around the turn of the millennium—will tour Spain and Portugal in May, performing both individually and together in a casual mix of older and newer material, including Banhart's 2013 Nonesuch Records debut album, Mala.