Sunday, July 14, 2013

Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow

A couple of summers ago I bought a copy of Electric Eden by Rob Young, which informed several Sunday music choices in the following months. This song by Devendra Banhart, right down to the mannered vocals, reminds me of some of those videos.

It seems I was on to something. Wikipedia says "Banhart's music is often associated with the New Weird America genre, along with Vetiver and Joanna Newsom".

And the entry for New Weird America says:
The musical style described as New Weird America is derived mainly from psychedelic rock and folk groups of the 1960s and 1970s, including American performers Holy Modal Rounders and English and Scottish groups, such as Pentangle, The Incredible String Band, Donovan, and Comus.
No further questions, m'lord.

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