This one’s for the
ladies… the guys already got that nude photo of Danni Minogue…
By Fred Mills
Once upon a time Devendra Banhart was posing in drag for the
camera for a Harp magazine cover
story, so we at BLURT are happy to bring our erstwhile Harp file up to date with the latest Banhart news ‘n’ nudes. Mark
your calendars for Sept. 16 and Oct. 7 (that’s digital vs. physical) releases
of his new project.
He’s billing it Megapuss – Banhart and Greg Rogove, of
Priestbird, with assists from Banhart pal and Strokes drummer Fab Moretti – and
the album is titled Surfing (Vapor
Records). There are no real details disclosed yet other than the date and
title, although you can go to the Megapuss MySpace page to check out a couple
of songs, “Adam and Steve” and “Crop Circle Jerk ‘94”. Both have a kind of
lounge/worldbeat vibe with elements of lo-fi guitar twang and muted trumpet snaking
around in the mix.
The band will do scattered touring as well, starting with a
weeklong West Coast trek in a couple of weeks.
9-24 San Diego, CA – Casbah
9-25 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
9-26-27 Big Sur, CA – Festival in the Forest
9-28 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
9-30 Seattle, WA – Neumos
10-01 Portland, OR – Doug Fir