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    Devendra Banhart Enjoys Honest Input from Caetano Veloso
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    In a sprawling interview with pitchforkmedia.com, folk rocker Devendra Banhart talks about everything from colonial American history to making his new record using an authentic Nicolai Tesla–made microphone. Banhart, who appeared earlier this year at a David Byrne–curated concert at Carnegie Hall, also recalls what he says is the "best review" he's ever gotten; it was from Caetano Veloso:

    The best thing I've ever heard about my music, ever. We played a show in Brazil. It was a festival, and we went on at three in the morning. We're playing, and first off I was a little nervous that Caetano [Veloso] might be there, but between two and three there's no way he's there. We're done paying at 4:30, the sun is slowly starting to rise. It's dawn. And who comes running backstage ... ? Caetano Veloso. He comes up and goes, "Guys, that was awful! I loved it!!" Best thing I ever heard. It was insane. It was honest.

    Read the complete interview at pitchforkmedia.com.

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In a sprawling interview with pitchforkmedia.com, folk rocker Devendra Banhart talks about everything from colonial American history to making his new record using an authentic Nicolai Tesla–made microphone. Banhart, who appeared earlier this year at a David Byrne–curated concert at Carnegie Hall, also recalls what he says is the "best review" he's ever gotten; it was from Caetano Veloso.

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In a sprawling interview with pitchforkmedia.com, folk rocker Devendra Banhart talks about everything from colonial American history to making his new record using an authentic Nicolai Tesla–made microphone. Banhart, who appeared earlier this year at a David Byrne–curated concert at Carnegie Hall, also recalls what he says is the "best review" he's ever gotten; it was from Caetano Veloso:

The best thing I've ever heard about my music, ever. We played a show in Brazil. It was a festival, and we went on at three in the morning. We're playing, and first off I was a little nervous that Caetano [Veloso] might be there, but between two and three there's no way he's there. We're done paying at 4:30, the sun is slowly starting to rise. It's dawn. And who comes running backstage ... ? Caetano Veloso. He comes up and goes, "Guys, that was awful! I loved it!!" Best thing I ever heard. It was insane. It was honest.

Read the complete interview at pitchforkmedia.com.

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