Friday, August 10, 2007

Flower Power 4-Eva

Devendra Banhart, a 26-year-old singer-songwriter from Houston, Texas, of all places, has been making a name for himself since he landed in San Francisco and was discovered by Michael Gira, of Swans.

His music is hard to classify - at various times people have labeled his work indie, psych folk, Naturalismo and now, my personal favorite, New Weird America. NWA was invented just for him. He owns an entire genre!

His great poetry, combined with folky licks and the distinctive quaver in his voice, make a memorable musician, sure to have a long and influential career. Here's a little listen for your pleasure:


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