Only 23 years old, Devendra Banhart has caught the ear of many people. Among them Michael Gira, renowned producer and fellow stablemate at Young God Records, but more importantly the ears of the public - who know something genuine and honest - even when it isn't brought to them in bite-size bursts on television or radio.
One of the songs on Banhart's second YGR release, 'Rejoicing in the Hands'(2004), is
THE BODY BREAKS - just a sweetly plucked acoustic guitar and honestly wrought vocal wrapped up in a blanket of somehow familiar melody.
mp3 courtesy of Young God Records
plus WILL IS MY FRIEND
mp3 courtesy of neumu.com