Devendra Banhart to work on new album this fall

    According to a message posted on his website, Devendra Banhart will start work on his next album in September, which may or may not be titled Smokey (apparently this will more than likely be the title to the film set to accompany the album instead)


    The website states that the album is half extremely mellow, breezy, one quarter melancholic drone bummer, and one quarter equatorial pop. It will be recorded mostly in California (some of which will be on sea, as a boat is apparently being rented to record on) and will hopefully include guest spots from the likes of Vashti Bunyan, Vetiver, Matteah Baim of Metallic Falcons to name just a few.


    Banhart will also be playing various festivals and UK dates in the coming months. Heres whats on tap:


    07-30 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
    08-12 Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic Festival
    08-13 Osaka, Japan – Summer Sonic Festival
    09-01 Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic Festival
    09-02 Glasgow, Scotland – ABC
    09-03 Aberdeen, Scotland – Lemon Tree
    09-05 Newcastle, England – University
    09-06 Leeds, England – Metro University
    09-08 Manchester, England – Academy
    09-09 Nottingham, England – Festival Hall
    09-10 Isle of Wight, England – Bestival
    10-27 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Museum of Modern Art

    Related Links:

    Prefix Review: Devendra Banhart [Cripple Crow]

    Devendra Banhart home page