New Devendra Banhart: "Seahorse"
"I want to be a little seahorse."--Devendra Banhart
Devendra Banhart has posted a video on his new website featuring "Seahorse," a song from his upcoming Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon LP. The video showcases Devendra doing the kind of bizarre shit you might expect him to do on a daily basis -- you know, like knife-throwing, playing around with shotguns while wearing a mask, hanging out in his underwear, stuff like that -- and is an interesting and ultimately endearing peek into his charmed existence (who knew he was boys with Gael Garcia Bernal?) As for the song itself, at nearly 8 minutes long, it's pretty epic. Starting off with Devendra's fairly obvious proclamation, "I'm high, and I'm happy, and I'm free," "Seahorse" really gets going at around the 2:00-mark, and peaks when Devendra apparently begins to channel Jim Morrison. Awesome. Watch it now. You can also listen to another track, "So Long Old Bean," here.
Update: now with Youtube...