Although he bears a Hindu name, Devendra is actually half Venezuelan and half Texan and he grew up mostly in LA. This might explain his weird, all-over-the-place folky style, which I admit is a bit on the nausey side. If you don’t like his music, he’ll probably just annoy you full stop (instead, try the first two albums by Vetiver, which Dev collaborated on). But I used to work in an ultra-hippie shop and Devvie came in one day and I think I fell in love with him in less than a minute. He’s super polite and sweet, and has the most flawless caramel skin and shiny hair, and is other-worldly beautiful like you wouldn’t believe. Just lie back, drift off, and breathe in the essence of Banhart.
(Eden, beautiful Eden, this is for you xx)