Devendra Banhart

Devendra Obi Banhart (Born May 30, 1981 in Houston, Texas, and raised in Venezuela) is a folk singer and composer whose first few records were released on the young god records label from New York City. His most recent CD was released by Warner Brothers. He is one of the most popular artists to come out of the "new weird america" movement, which includes performers such as Faun Fables, Viking Moses, Jack Rose, Jana Hunter, Arborea, The MV & EE Medicine Show, George Ellias, Currituck Co., Six Organs of Admittance, and The Royal We, among others. He also often joins the band known as Vetiver.

Banhart is considered to have an eclectic style, with many of his songs seemingly following a stream-of-consciousness vein, being hard to decipher and non-literal. His music tends to consist of fairly simple guitar melodies with minimal other instrumentation, and his lyrical themes are often surreal and naturalistic. His involvement in the Los Angeles artist community is reflected in Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, released in September 2007. He gained some underground notoriety in New York for performing several of his early shows with underwear on his head for the duration of the performance.

Banhart’s most recent tour of the United States saw him perform with his full band, which is currently known as Power Mineral. Power Mineral included Andy Cabic (Vetiver), Greg Rogove (Priestbird), Noah Georgeson, Luckey Remington, Pete Newsom, Otto Hauser (Vetiver, Currituck Co., Espers, Nick Castro), Kevin Barker (Currituck Co.), and others. The band claims to rechristen itself when a name comes to them, and has previously been known as Fried Hummingbird, Vagina Burglars, Hairy Fairy Band, Las Putas Locas, Stoner Boner, Spiritual Boner, Bummer Hummer, Brain Taint, Love Fart, Bathhouse Of The Winds, and First Woman Millionaire among other names.

Banhart was discovered by Michael Gira of Swans, who released his Oh Me Oh My… The Way the Day Goes by the Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming… album on his own Young God Records label in 2002. In 2005, Banhart (along with Andy Cabic and Revolver USA) created the Gnomonsong record label. In 2006 he helped to curate an edition of the British All Tomorrow’s Parties festival.

Banhart also was one of the younger musicians responsible for "rediscovering" the music of folksinger Vashti Bunyan. Bunyan is a guest vocalist on his album Rejoicing in the Hands.

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Devendra Banhart Albums

0.0 2004-05-05: KCRW, Santa Monica, CA, USA Devendra Banhart
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0.0 2004-11-09: Philadelphia, PA, USA Devendra Banhart
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0.0 A Sight To Behold Devendra Banhart
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0.0 At the Hop Devendra Banhart
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November 18, 2004
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0.0 Black Babies Devendra Banhart
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0.0 Cripple Crow Devendra Banhart
Released on
September 13, 2005
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0.0 Crippled Crow Devendra Banhart
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0.0 Devendra Banhart/Jana Hunter Devendra Banhart
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0.0 Heard Somebody Say Devendra Banhart
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January 3, 2006
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0.0 I Feel Just Like a Child Devendra Banhart
Released on
September 27, 2005
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0.0 Little Yellow Spider Devendra Banhart
Released on
September 23, 2004
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0.0 New Unreleased Songs Devendra Banhart
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0.0 Nino Rojo Devendra Banhart
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0.0 Niño Rojo Devendra Banhart
Released on
September 21, 2004
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0.0 Oh Me Oh My Devendra Banhart
Released on
October 18, 2005
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0.0 Oh Me Oh My… Devendra Banhart
Released on
November 12, 2002
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0.0 Oh Me Oh My… The Way the Day Goes by the Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs of the Christmas Spirit Devendra Banhart
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October 28, 2002
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0.0 Oh Me Oh My…. Devendra Banhart
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0.0 Oh Me, Oh My the Way the.. Devendra Banhart
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0.0 Rejoicing in the Hands Devendra Banhart
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May 4, 2004
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