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    Devendra Banhart to Release "Vast Ovoid" EP July 24 on Nonesuch As Limited-Edition 12” Colored Vinyl 45

    Devendra Banhart will release a four-song EP, Vast Ovoid, as a limited-edition 12” colored vinyl 45 on July 24, 2020. “Let’s See,” the second track from Vast Ovoid, is available today. Another EP track, a remix of Banhart’s “Love Song” by Helado Negro, was released in January. The vinyl is available to pre-order in Devendra Banhart's Store and in the Nonesuch Store with an instant-download of those two tracks. The EP is a follow-up to Banhart’s latest studio album, Ma, which was released to critical acclaim in September 2019 and includes the original version of "Love Song."

    Banhart says:

    “This EP was born during the Ma recording sessions, three songs that didn’t quite fit in with Ma’s theme of maternity …

    Ultimately all three songs are about the difference between disappointment and disillusion …

    Bigger difference than I realized ...

    Lots more freedom in disillusion, lots more breathing space ...

    something is echoing out each day

    between our distant bodies …

    uncertainty has always been there, hasn’t it?

    It’s scary …

    But all the seeds for real change are actually starting to grow …

    Onward we go ... tend to the garden tend to the garden

    Keep your guard up

    Keep your screws loose

    Keep looking out for others

    Keep checking in with your body

    Keep returning to your breath

    Tend to the garden.”

    Ma, full of tender, autobiographical vignettes, displays a shift from the sonic experimentation of Banhart’s previous albums to an intricate, captivating story-telling and emotional intimacy. Banhart favors organic sounds to accompany his voice and guitar, the arrangements bolstered by strings, woodwinds, brass, and keyboards. He sings in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

    Uncut says, “Ma’s thesis is quietly revolutionary, celebrating the nurturing quality of female instinct. Banhart’s most focussed work to date,” while Pitchfork calls it “his best and most cohesive statement in more than a decade.”

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Devendra Banhart to Release "Vast Ovoid" EP July 24 on Nonesuch As Limited-Edition 12” Colored Vinyl 45

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Devendra Banhart will release a four-song EP, Vast Ovoid, as a limited-edition 12” colored vinyl 45 on July 24, 2020. “Let’s See,” the second track from Vast Ovoid, is available today; another EP track, a remix of Banhart’s “Love Song” by Helado Negro, was released in January. The EP is a follow-up to Banhart’s latest studio album, Ma, which was released to critical acclaim in 2019. “This EP was born during the Ma recording sessions, three songs that didn’t quite fit in with Ma’s theme of maternity," Banhart says. "Ultimately all three songs are about the difference between disappointment and disillusion … Bigger difference than I realized ..."

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Devendra Banhart will release a four-song EP, Vast Ovoid, as a limited-edition 12” colored vinyl 45 on July 24, 2020. “Let’s See,” the second track from Vast Ovoid, is available today. Another EP track, a remix of Banhart’s “Love Song” by Helado Negro, was released in January. The vinyl is available to pre-order in Devendra Banhart's Store and in the Nonesuch Store with an instant-download of those two tracks. The EP is a follow-up to Banhart’s latest studio album, Ma, which was released to critical acclaim in September 2019 and includes the original version of "Love Song."

Banhart says:

“This EP was born during the Ma recording sessions, three songs that didn’t quite fit in with Ma’s theme of maternity …

Ultimately all three songs are about the difference between disappointment and disillusion …

Bigger difference than I realized ...

Lots more freedom in disillusion, lots more breathing space ...

something is echoing out each day

between our distant bodies …

uncertainty has always been there, hasn’t it?

It’s scary …

But all the seeds for real change are actually starting to grow …

Onward we go ... tend to the garden tend to the garden

Keep your guard up

Keep your screws loose

Keep looking out for others

Keep checking in with your body

Keep returning to your breath

Tend to the garden.”

Ma, full of tender, autobiographical vignettes, displays a shift from the sonic experimentation of Banhart’s previous albums to an intricate, captivating story-telling and emotional intimacy. Banhart favors organic sounds to accompany his voice and guitar, the arrangements bolstered by strings, woodwinds, brass, and keyboards. He sings in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Uncut says, “Ma’s thesis is quietly revolutionary, celebrating the nurturing quality of female instinct. Banhart’s most focussed work to date,” while Pitchfork calls it “his best and most cohesive statement in more than a decade.”

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