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||Little Yellow Spider||Devendra Banhart||3:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Ribbon||Devendra Banhart||2:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||At the Hop||Devendra Banhart||2:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Noah||Devendra Banhart||2:29||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Be Kind||Devendra Banhart||3:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Owl Eyes||Devendra Banhart||2:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Taken from the same sessions as his previous album, Rejoicing In the Hands, Nino Rojo continues Devendra Banhart’s search for his own place within the modern recording studio. Supplemented by a few friends who chant alongside the Freak Folk King and add a few touches, Nino Rojo opens with a cover of Ella Jenkins’ “Wake Up, Little Sparrow,” immediately showing off the depths of Banhart’s affections and brilliantly emphasizing his ancient folk-blues leanings. “Ay Mama” lilts along with Banhart’s trademark croon that shies further away from its Marc Bolan roots and towards its own odd affectations where vowels are lovingly exploited for the joy of their sound. “We All Know” sounds almost conventional by Banhart standards as it explodes into a rambunctious sing-a-long. “Be Kind” breaks out into a party. Yet the ghosts of the distant past make their presence felt in the quiet desperation of “My Ships,” “A Ribbon” and the child-like “Little Yellow Spider.” Banhart inhabits a world of weirdness and wonder where his friends (“Noah”) make their way into his private language that is strangely accessible to the modern world.
One of Today's Most Eccentric, Most Creative, and Most Talented Songwriters
Stumbling upon Devendra Banhart (while looking at the iTunes review for Grizzly Bear's "Horn of Plenty," actually) was one of the luckiest accidents in my life. Never before had I set ears upon a musician who could take 70 or so songs and, thoughout three albums, transform each into a swirling and surreal vignette. I've often thought that the best albums featured songs that worked as one solid and symbiotic mass; however, Banhart's first three albums work quite the opposite way: each song is its own little galaxy. I think "Oh Me Oh My..." is brilliant, as are "Rejoicing..." and this one. This album is definitely worth having in one's collection, but I'd buy "Rejoicing" as well, since they are companion pieces.
this is the most amazing album in the whole world.
There's something about Devendra Banhart and his music that makes me want to be a bohemian or a hippy : ) I think he was dating Natalie Portman during the making of this album. If so, there's something about the man's music when he's in love.
Born: May 30, 1981 in Houston, TX
Years Active: '00s, '10s
Top Albums and Songs By Devendra Banhart
||Lover||Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon||3:43||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Carmensita||Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon||4:49||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Baby||What Will We Be||3:05||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I Feel Just Like a Child||Cripple Crow||4:46||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Long Haired Child||Cripple Crow||3:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Now That I Know||Cripple Crow||4:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Chinese Children||Cripple Crow||5:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Little Yellow Spider||Nino Rojo||3:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Heard Somebody Say||Cripple Crow||3:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Seahorse||Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon||8:03||$1.29||View In iTunes|