Friday 28th June 2013
With: Rodrigo Amarante
Doors 7:00 pm
Price £18 / £20
Melting Vinyl are excited to announce Devendra Banhart at T.O.M The Old Market in June!
Devendra Banhart was born in Houston, Texas. After living in L.A, Paris and Venezuela he now resides in New York City. He releases his Nonesuch debut, Mala, on March 12, 2013. The singer/songwriter co-produced the record with his longtime bandmate, guitarist Noah Georgeson. Mala is his eighth studio album, and was recorded in his then-home in Los Angeles. He and Georgeson played most of the instruments themselves, using borrowed equipment and a vintage Tascam recorder they’d found in a pawn shop.
Banhart’s previous release, 2009’s What Will We Be, received critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone calling it “the best he’s ever made.” The Los Angeles Times said the record “found him making comfortable, laid-back folk that didn’t sound like a compromise—more like an artist growing into his own.”
For Banhart, his career remains “an adventure and an exploration.” Mala reveals a natural maturation of his style, especially as a singer. Banhart admits, “I don’t really take care of my voice, but, just like with playing guitar, you get more familiar with it, and you get better at it. I’ve always said that I’m very good at not knowing how to play the guitar but, really, it’s just that I’m very comfortable with the utter uncertainty of my approach.”
With this being just 1 of 3 UK shows, don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see Devendra Banhart at Hove’s iconic The Old Market, tickets are now sold out.
“One of the more talented and charismatic forces in modern music.”—Pitchfork
“Banhart makes music that interprets so many styles that it belongs in a universe of its own.” —New Yorker