What Will We Be by Devendra Banhart: Baby, I finally know what I’m going after…

Photography by Katja Kemnitz

Happy Monday! Did you guys have a good weekend? I did! Lots of riding and photographin’, and nothing but good times! But alas, it’s time to get our “week back on” and start all over with another Monday. I think Garfield said it best..

Speaking of that old lasagna eatin’ fat cat, did I ever share this with you? Somewheres, forever back, I found online where some guy had taken Garfield strips and removed all of Garfield’s thought words. The results is a deliciously fucked up surreal cartoon… Check these!

and my two faves..


Pretty fucked up. Love it. You know what’s not surrealist and absurd? Or maybe it not surreal and absurb that makes it surreal and absurb??? Huh? What Will We Be by Devandra Banhart!

This here ain’t your freaky folk boy of yore, this is a kinder, gentler post-Natalie Portman “doin'” Banhart. It seems as though joining the big boys of Warner Bros and Hollywood have brought an appreciation for an easy-lo-fi-chillin’ sound.

Apparently recorded in his basement (though, something tells me his “basement” and my basement are two VERY different spaces), it transverses all kinds of sounds, from pop to funk to all kinds of retro-goodness, but never to the point where you get scared and need to R-U-N-N-O-F-T. A nice n’ easy (that’s my style) diversion and perfect for a Monday morning, don’t you think?

I do… enjoy, well, the “single”, afterall, it’s a Major Label release and that scares the shit out of me.

01 Can’t Help but Smiling
02 Angelika
03 Baby

I finally know what I’m going after…

04 Goin’ Back
05 First Song for B
06 Last Song for B
07 Chin Chin & Muck Muck
08 16th & Valencia, Roxy Music
09 Rats
10 Maria Leonza
11 Brindo
12 Meet Me at Lookout Point
13 Walilamdzi
14 Foolin’

Oh and hey… Looking for some link love found a couple vids on his myspacers…

And here’s the DB Link Love…
Myspace | Official | The Major Label He’s On

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2 comments for “What Will We Be by Devendra Banhart: Baby, I finally know what I’m going after…

  1. Tsuru Bride
    October 26, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    There's alos this one of Garfield minus Garfield. http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/

  2. Tsuru
    October 26, 2009 at 4:06 PM

    ACK! that's actually what I was thinking about and thought maybe I had it wrong! Shoulda asked you first… thanks baby!!!!


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