If you’re like me, you’ve probably been spending the past two and a half days listening to Devendra Banhart and Greg Rogove’s new Megapuss material. Our sides have been thoroughly split whilst pondering the hilarity of Trader Joe’s hummus references in song (a first?). Pitchfork, our sardonic Chi-Town comrades, even had the gaul to question the validity of the recordings themselves! They asked: although Devendra’s voice was of course prominent and distinctive, was it true that Megapuss was a real band and not a hoax from a skilled Pro-Tooler?
Here at naturalismo we always knew that Megapuss was salt of the earth. But, for those naysayers who need more confirmation, let’s turn to our friend Aziz Ansari from Human Giant, shall we?
Aziz: “Devendra called me a few weeks ago and asked me to sing vocals to a song about “Duck People.” I told him I had no clue who the duck people were, but he kindly told me they wore hoods, crossed bridges, and were really into magazines and Trader Joe’s. I hope you like it.”
Aziz can be heard on the spoken word portions of “Duck People Duck Man.” It all makes sense now! Aziz will also be performing with Devendra and Greg at this Wednesday’s Megapuss show at the Hammer Gallery in Los Angeles.