My intention was to make Negroni’s and Bellini’s, but since a few key ingredients were forgotten come party time, we ended up creating originals. These little guys are dangerous because they taste smooth and gentle, but will give you a…
If you are not familiar with Devendra Banhart, all you really need to know is that he resembles a version of Russel Brand you would not be embarrassed to hang out with….and you should always listen to the music of a man who has successfully courted Natalie Portman.
His latest album is great, and I encourage you to listen to it in its entirety, but this song in particular, has been hard for me to shake. It’s one of the most palatable tunes on the album and, unfortunately, one of the shortest. What starts a lot like something from Citizen Cope, quickly matures into one of the catchiest 7 line songs you’ve ever heard.
I tend to imagine myself in an El Camino, tearing down a desert road, with a cigarillo in my teeth and Benicio Del Toro in my passenger seat. We probably both need a shower.
This was my first introduction to Ultraista, a band often credited to Nigel Godrich, but I have to say is more memorable because of Laura Bettinson’s super laid back vocals. She sings like she could be somewhere else, and is maybe even a little put out by this whole “band” thing.
It’s as if Phantogram teamed up with Luscious Jackson to record the theme song for all LA hipsters. It is required that you be wearing Ray Bans and high-waisted jorts for this song to even play.