Devendra Banhart released his Nonesuch debut, Mala,last month which many critics saw as a new and well chosen path on his musical career. Describing it as a ‘career-best’, Q wrote, ‘This is a beautiful album that counterpoints Banhart’s boundless and surreal imagination against a newly-discovered depth and sincerity.’
Mala, Banhart’s eighth studio album, was recorded in his then-home in Los Angeles. [He now resides in New York City.] Banhart’s previous release, 2009’s What Will We Be, received critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone calling it ‘The best he’s ever made’. The Los Angeles Times said the record ‘Found him making comfortable, laid-back folk that didn’t sound like a compromise – more like an artist growing into his own.’
To coincide with the release of his new album Mala, Devendra Banhart will tour Europe this summer, including three UK dates in Brighton (The Old Market, June 28), Manchester (The Ritz, July 17) and London (Barbican, July 18). The tour also includes dates in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Holland.
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