"Nino Rojo is the companion album to Rejoicing In The Hands, which was released earlier this year . It is culled from the same sessions. It is not a series of out-takes, or extra tracks. It is essentially CD #2 of a double album (in fact both these CDS are being released as a double vinyl album as well). As mentioned in the press release for Rejoicing In The Hands, Devendra had so many songs, and of such consistently high caliber, that it was impossible to edit down the material to a single album.
"So, we decided to release 2 albums of his new songs in the space of a year. The response to Rejoicing has been overwhelming. In fact, as a small label, it's almost impossible to keep up with it. What can I say? This kid is so amazingly magical, unique, genuine and talented that people just gravitate naturally to his music." - Michael Gira, Young God Records
"Casually referencing early Marc Bolan, Bryter Layter-era Nick Drake and a clutch of loping Morricone film scores, Banhart wraps his songs in a gorgeously quavering warble that seems lifted right off some blues mama's dusty 78. A nearly flawless set of left-field folk." - Bob Mehr, Mojo