June 25th, 2009
Devendra Banhart has completed work on his sixth full length album. The album was co-produced by Banhart and Paul Butler (of UK outfit Band Of Bees). Devendra and company moved into a house in Bolinas, CA (North of San Francisco), and set up a recording facility with the help of Tape Op Magazine’s John Baccigaluppi.
The basic recording line-up was Devendra on vocals and guitar; Noah Georgeson on guitar and backing vocals, Greg Rogove on drums and backing vocals; Luckey Remington on bass and vocals and Rodrigo Amarante on guitar and backing vocals. All the musicians involved played a part in arranging the songs recorded.
The album will be released Fall of 2009 and will be on a new label, with Devendra having departed from the XL Recordings. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more news…
February 11th, 2009
For many years, Lauren Dukoff has photographed close friend and musician Devendra Banhart and an extended, loose-knit international family of artists who share inspiration variously from folk, Tropicalia, and each other, as well as a range of other musical influences.
Family collects 100 of Dukoff’s striking portraits and candid images of Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Entrance, Bat for Lashes, Feathers, Espers, Vetiver, Bert Jansch, Vashti Bunyan, and many others individually and together, in performance and more private spaces.
Complementing the photographs are a foreword by Devendra Banhart, text and artwork by the musicians, biographies, and a digital download of music by artists featured in the book.
Artists in the book:
Bat For Lashes
Benjamin Oak Goodman
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Rio en Medio
Chronicle Books will release Family in July 2009. Amazon has it for sale at 34% off. However, if you pre-order from Chronicle Books they will send it out May 20th. Enter “Noise Pop” at checkout, you can get 15% off your order and free shipping.
If you are in the bay area, be sure to check out Lauren’s gallery show, Noise Pop Presents Lauren Dukoff- Family, at the Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco. It opens February 20th at 7 PM.
June 23rd, 2008
Head over to the MEGAPUSS myspace for two new tracks, “To the Love Within” and “Hamman.” Yay!
June 20th, 2008
Thank You Molly for your fantastic photos!
(Devendra rocking out)
More photos after the jump!