Cripple Crow

"Banhart's most recent album, Cripple Crow finds him in a more communal vibe. The album was recorded with the help of those he calls 'the Family,' a small group of friends from various bands (Vetiver, Cocorosie, Bunny Brains, Joanna Newsom, Feathers, Espers, Tarantula A.D.). The Family, Banhart reveals, is something he came up with to ward off the tiresome freak-folk label that's been slapped on everything he and his group of musician friends do. 'I was just trying to give an alternative to a lame name, and I thought that sounded pretty,' he explains." [Popmatters talked to Devendra]