Devendra Banhart, yippy-voiced king of the early-’00s freak-folk revival, is coming back with a new album. Banhart has just announced the impending LP "Ma", the follow-up to 2016’s "Ape In Pink Marble", out September 13 via Nonesuch.
Banhart recorded the new album with regular collaborator Noah Georgeson, and it started off with a recording session at a temple in the Japanese city of Kyoto. They also recorded in LA and Big Sur. On the album, Banhart sings three songs in Spanish and one in Portuguese, and Cate Le Bon and Vashti Bunyan lend their vocals to one song apiece. First single “Kantori Ongaku”, which is japanese for "country music", is a pleasant little shuffle, and Banhart says that it’s a tribute to Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Haruomi Hosono.