Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Devendra Banhart Wants To Be A Seahorse

And who wouldn't, really? Swimming around all day, looking like a cross between a horse and a crustacean, eating whatever it is that seahorses eat, all without a care in the world.
'Seahorse', Devendra Banhart's first release from upcoming new album Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, is actually several compositions rolled into one, all of them good. Comparisons to Dave Brubeck are astute; a gentle folk intro builds up to a shuffling jazz beat, overlapping wistful vocals working in and out and ultimately giving way to an epic Zepplinesque rock-out at the 5:20 mark. Despite all this, Banhart himself tags his new sound as "space reggae". Mmm-kay. Here's hoping the rest of the album is this glorious.

1 comment:

deyla said...

love it! im going to see him in mtl