Devendra Banhart at Webster Hall (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Devendra doesn't have an album on the way, but is involved in the release of the highly anticipated (and recently leaked) new Swans LP My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky. The LP, due on September 27 via Gira's Young God Records, sees Banhart contributing vocals to old label honcho, alongside Bill Rieflin, Grasshopper (Mercury Rev), and Gira's 3 1/2 year old daughter Saoirse. They all lend their helping hand to the release. Stream the new song "Eden Prison" below, and get tickets to their show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on 10/8. The Bowery Ballroom show scheduled for the next day is now sold out.
Devendra Banhart also contributed to the new Zach Hill solo record, and recently teamed up with Beck for a song to the recently released Life During Wartime, the new movie from the king of awkward hilarity, Todd Solondz (see Happiness, Welcome To The Dollhouse, etc).
The Banhart/Beck song, with lyrics written by Solondz, is streaming, along with the Swans song, Zach Hill album tracklist, all tour dates (including a UK trek with Arcade Fire) and contest details, below...
Swans - "Eden Prison"
Devendra Banhart & Beck - Life During Wartime
Artist: Zach Hill
Album Title: Face Tat
Label: Sargent House
Release date: October 19th, 2010
01. Memo To the Man
02. The Primitives Talk
04. The Sacto Smile
05. Green Bricks
06. House of Hits
08. Burner In the Video
09. Dizzy From the Twins
10. Gross Sales
11. Total Recall
12. Face Tat
13. Second Life
Devendra Banhart - 2010 Tour Dates
Aug 19 - Terminal 5 New York City, NY
Aug 27 - Vive Cuervo Salon Mexico City, /, MEXICO
Aug 28 - Hellow Fest Monterey, /, MEXICO
Oct 4 - Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
Oct 5 - Exit In Nashville, Tennessee
Oct 7 - House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Oct 8 - Warehouse Studio Houston, TX
Oct 9 - Palladium Showroom Dallas, TX
Oct 10 - Austin City Limits Austin, TX
Dec 1 - -w- Arcade Fire @ The O2 Arena London London, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 2 - -w- Arcade Fire @ The O2 Arena London London, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 5 - -w- Arcade Fire @ The O2 Arena Dublin, IRELAND
Dec 8 - -w- Arcade Fire @ LG Arena Birmingham Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 9 - -w- Arcade Fire @ Cardiff International Arena Cardiff, WAL, UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 11 - -w- Arcade Fire @ Manchester Central Manchester, ., UNITED KINGDOM
Dec 12 - -w- Arcade Fire @ Scottish Exhibition Conference Centre Glasgow, UNITED KINGDOM
Want a free pair of tickets to Devendra Banhart at Terminal 5? Email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Mr. Banhart). Include your first and last name. Winner chosen at random and contacted via email.