Devendra Banhart: Kantori Ongaku

A tribute to Japanese pop act Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Haruomi Hosono, Devendra Banhart’s new single “Kantori Ongaku” taps into the singer/songwriter’s specific vein of clever, eccentric folk. The track, whose title translates to “country music,” releases with an absurdist, surreal and theatrical video directed by Giraffe Studios. “Kantori Ongaku” is from Banhart’s newly announced album, Ma, his first full-length in three years.

Devendra Banhart: I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street

A decade's worth of drawings, paintings and photos in a hardcover from the singer/songwriter and visual artist

Devendra Banhart’s story as a visual artist-turned-musician has been retold many a time in interviews. In his new book “I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street,” the Venezuelan-American singer/songwriter with eight albums under his belt pieces together his drawings, paintings, photos from the past 10 years. Featuring an essay from art dealer Jeffrey Deitch (titled “Non-Popular Pop Art”), a conversation between Banhart and ex-Moldy Peaches …