Devendra Banhart Announces New LP ‘Ma’

Devendra Banhart 'Ma'

Devendra Banhart has announced his forthcoming release Ma, will come on out September 13, via Nonesuch Records. It’s Banhart’s first album since 2016’s Ape in Pink Marble. Along with the news, Banhart has shared a video for the first single, “Kantori Ongaku.”

“Kantori Ongaku” translates from Japanese to “country music” and is a nod to experimental pop legend Haruomi Hosono, a founding member of the influential electronic band Yellow Magic Orchestra. The song’s video features a full circle journey of vignettes that play on the dream-like quality of intimate activities. The video, colorfully directed by Giraffe Studios, also features guest cameos and a brief infomercial requesting donations to the I Love Venezuela Foundation.

Devendra Banhart
Ma
Tracklisting:

1. Is This Nice?
2. Kantori Ongaku
3. Ami
4. Memorial
5. Carolina
6. Now All Gone
7. Love Song
8. Abre Las Manos
9. Taking a Page
10. October 12
11. My Boyfriend’s In The Band
12. The Lost Coast
13. Will I See You Tonight? (featuring Vashti Bunyan)

Banhart has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold in the US (exclusding Dana Point) will go to World Central Kitchen. WCK is currently responding to the crisis on the Colombia-Venezuelan border and has served more than 350,000 meals to date. For more information, please visit wck.org. Furthermore, $1 from every ticket sold in Canada will go to Rainbow Railroad to help LGBTQI people around the world escape persecution and violence. For more information, please visit www.rainbowrailroad.com.

Devendra Banhart
Live Dates

09/27/19 – Dana Point, CA @ OHANA Festival
10/15/19 – Ventura, CA @ The Majestic Ventura Theater
10/16/19 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/18/19 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/19/19 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
10/20/19 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall ^
10/22/19 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
10/24/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/25/19 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Yost Theater
10/26/19 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
10/27/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/30/19 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater *
11/01/19 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown *
11/02/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater *
11/03/19 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *
11/05/19 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone *
11/07/19 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs (Levitation)
11/23/18 – Leon, Guanajuato Mx @ Tecate Bajio Festival
11/30/19 – Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art *
12/01/19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
12/03/19 – Montreal, QC @ The Olympia *
12/04/19 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur *
12/05/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel *
12/07/19 – Washington, D.C. @ 930 Club *
12/08/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *

* w/ Black Belt Eagle Scout
^ w/ Daniel Higgs