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June 13th, 2008

Devendra Banhart & Greg Rogove: MEGAPUSS

Devendra Banhart is back in action, back on the scene, and — like Zakk Wylde before him – ready to melt some faces with some insane riffs, killer shredding, and delicately plucked classical guitar.  Aside from many offensively intrusive paparazzi photos, we haven’t seen or heard much from Devendra since the conclusion of his Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon tour. Until now.

Devendra Banhart: “Well, I have a band — it’s me and the drummer from Priestbird, Greg Rogove. What started off as a joke — “Let’s start a band and let’s make up song titles” — to our surprise and shock, we started writing songs, and we’ve written eight songs that I’m really really proud of and excited about. We’re gonna record a real record, and we’re called MEGAPUSS.”

You heard it right, folks. Megapuss. I’m happy to say that I have two NEW Megapuss tracks for you to enjoy today. AND, if you live in the Los Angeles area, you can catch a free Megapuss show at UCLA’s Hammer Gallery on Wednesday, June 18. From the Hammer:

Megapuss make their auspicious debut with an evening of live music and visuals under the stars. Bring cushions and blankets, sip a cocktail amid the bamboo in the Hammer Courtyard and feel the positive summer vibe. This talented duo plays a unique style of pop music tempered with a healthy dose of humor. The performance is complemented by projections from photographer Lauren Dukoff whose honest and authentic portraiture is the subject of a book to be released in spring 2009. The collaborative team of Jon Beasley and Chandler McWilliams add kinetic layers to the photos by digitally manipulating and animating them.

[download] “Crop Circle Jerk ’94” + “Duck People Duck Man

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20 Comments »

  1. god these are great.

    you wouldn’t happen to have heard anything about a music video for “carmencita” have you? A couple of these natalie portman news stories say she’s starring in it…

    Comment by brett — June 13, 2008 @ 8:23 pm
  2. yes, natalie portman was in devendra’s music video for carmencita. i haven’t heard any other news, unfortunately, but naturalismo will definitely be the first to have it! maybe the 2nd.

    Comment by =tyler= — June 13, 2008 @ 8:50 pm
  3. love Megapuss – can’t wait to hear more! simply genius.

    Comment by Eddy — June 14, 2008 @ 9:59 am
  4. Thank you so much for sharing this!
    I just came from an amazing Vetiver concert, so it’s amazing to come home and find two brand new Devendra tracks. :D

    Comment by Rita — June 15, 2008 @ 2:02 am
  5. “Duck People Duck Man” is genius!

    By the gods, this is awesome…

    and I’ve had that hummus they talk about, and the ginger snacks (being a Trader Joe’s frequenter myself). Seriously, you don’t even need the pita.

    Comment by Davito — June 15, 2008 @ 6:19 am
  6. Ooh thank you for posting this. Crop Circle Jerk 94 is an instant hit and song of the summer for me so far. Duck People Duck Man is ridiculously brilliant. And umm those pictures of them are great.

    As for carmencita, I’m guessing it won’t be released sinced they apparently fell in love while making it and probably want to keep speculation about the relationship private. I don’t know, just a thought.

    Comment by Reba — June 15, 2008 @ 1:54 pm
  7. Right on, thanks. Interesting stuff… You should record that performance if you’re going!
    Should be classic

    Comment by Wolf — June 17, 2008 @ 7:23 pm
  8. […] will reveal itself to the world at a free Hammer Museum concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday. According to Naturalismo, the band is Banhart and Priestbird drummer Greg Rogove, who started the duo as a joke and ended up […]

    Pingback by The Guide: Los Angeles Times — June 17, 2008 @ 10:38 pm
  9. […] live Megapuss, torej. Na blogu Naturalismo si lahko zdownloadate dve pesmi, Crop Cirle Jerk ‘94 in Duck People Duck Man, album naj bi […]

    Pingback by Megapuss - nov Devendra Banhart projekt — June 18, 2008 @ 9:09 am
  10. […] the whole project it was through the roof. That’s why I could almost believe the quote that naturalismo posted on his blog where Banhart says “to our surprise and shock, we started writing songs, […]

  11. megapussy

    Comment by nathaniel hartnett — June 27, 2008 @ 11:19 pm
  12. lots of talent and crazy free flowing creativity.Keep it up!!!

    Comment by nat — July 9, 2008 @ 10:30 pm
  13. really amazing. but i can’t download crop circle jerk 94…and i know i’m missing SOMETHING

    Comment by carlo — July 11, 2008 @ 12:06 pm
  14. are you sure it’s not working? i just clicked and it seemed OK. Shoot me an email if it doesn’t.

    Comment by =tyler= — July 11, 2008 @ 6:05 pm
  15. Why did the Megapussies cancel their tour?

    Comment by susan — October 9, 2008 @ 9:24 pm
  16. […] the whole project, it was through the roof. That’s why I could almost believe the quote that naturalismo posted on his blog where Banhart says “to our surprise and shock, we started writing songs, […]

  17. u gys must’ve been on acid!!!!!1 GOOD GOD I haven’t heard ANYTHING this good since…… FOrever!!

    love you!

    Comment by emily — December 22, 2008 @ 8:40 pm
  18. […] no le pongas un nombre que nosotros nunca inventamos y que no nos gusta. ¿Por qué no llamarlo naturalismo?” En referencia al tropicalismo. Naturalismo me gusta porque es inclusivo, no es exclusivo a […]

    Pingback by El naturalismo de Devendra Banhart | ENTRE-VISTA — November 27, 2009 @ 11:57 am
  19. <3 this band

    Comment by leah — July 11, 2010 @ 2:30 am
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