Devendra Banhart is back with a new album to follow 2016’s Ape in Pink Marble. Ma is out September 13 via Nonesuch. The first single is called “Kantori Ongaku,” which translates from Japanese to “country music.” It’s an homage to Haruomi Hosono. The colorful music video, directed by Juliana and Nicky Giraffe, includes a brief interlude where Banhart encourages donations to the I Love Venezuela Foundation. Watch below.
Banhart recently announced a fall tour with Black Belt Eagle Scout joining on select dates. Find those dates here, and grab tickets here. (Pitchfork may earn a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.)
Earlier this year, Devendra Banhart released a collection of poetry titled Weeping Gang Bliss Void Yab-Yum. In February, he teamed up with Los Angeles-based musician KERA for the joint song “BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD.” Proceeds went to Trans Lifeline, a trans-led organization that responds to critical needs within the trans community.
Revisit Pitchfork’s 2013 interview with Devendra Banhart.
01 Is This Nice?
02 Kantori Ongaku
06 Now All Gone
07 Love Song
08 Abre las Manos
09 Taking a Page
10 October 12
11 My Boyfriend’s in the Band
12 The Lost Coast
13 Will I See You Tonight? [ft. Vashti Bunyan]