Devendra Banhart Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon on 2x Vinyl LP + MP3 Download Coupon!
During spring of 2007, Devendra Banhart and his band took up residence and built a studio in a house in Topanga Canyon. Topanga is located in the Santa Monica mountains and is bound on one side by the Pacific Ocean. Neil Young once lived there while recording After the Gold Rush and the area has also been home to Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, Joni Mitchell, Mick Fleetwood and members of the Doors. Those ghosts inhabit the sound and vibe of these recording sessions.
Everyone wants to say that an artists’ new album is the best thing they’ve ever done, but this is truly the case here. The whole “freak folk” tag is gone and in its place is a classic, gorgeous rock album. There are songs that are fragile and solipsistic, ones with a pronounced Tropicalia influence, and ones that are wildly electric and epic.
“An old-fashioned psychedelic folk opus…his strongest music since 2004’s Niño Rojo, if not his best ever.” - Rolling Stone
“Unflinchingly imaginative and thoroughly charming, except maybe more so. One of the few new singer-songwriters whose every work is more highly anticipated than the last.” - Harp
Devendra Banhart Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon Track Listing
2. So Long Old Bean
3. Samba Vexillographica
1. Bad Girl
3. Shabop Shalom
4. Tonada Yanomaminista
1. The Other Woman
3. I Remember
4. My Dearest Friend