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Cripple Crow – Devendra Banhart

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The anti-folk master with real hit potential. The 2006 album is now available again, this time as a double LP.

Born in Texas, raised in Venezuela and California, Devendra developed into a creative cosmopolitan from the picture book. Sometimes in southern France, sometimes in Mexico, he is considered the founder of the neo-hippie scene, which also includes Joanna Newsom, Antony & The Johnsons and Coco Rosie. After the largely solo debut "Oh Me Oh My..." the young charismatic amazed us in 2004 with two albums: "Rejoicing In the Hands" and "Nino Rojo" , similarly reduced in instrumentation, helped him to break through in Europe as well. The music magazine Mojo is just as enthusiastic as Elle. Concerts at our French neighbours are sold out faster than announced.

"Cripple Crow" now shows how Devendra has evolved as a songwriter, musician and singer. Instrumentation and arrangement are more sophisticated, the songs are more immediate, some have a catchy character and yet plenty of artistic depth. The spectrum ranges from beautiful psychedelic hippie hymns like "When They Come" or "Feel Like A Child" to heart-rending ballads that Devendra sensibly sings in his mother tongue like "Pensando Enit" or "Quedate Luna".

N. Abou-Aly in Audio 10 / 05: "So peaceful, friendly, hippie music no one has created in a long time, at least none born in 1981. The one who was born in Venezuela- growing Texans shakes peace joy melodies in the Chord off the sleeve, partly in Spanish. Everybody's great, some fantastic, some detailed harmonious."

U. Schleifenbaum in Stereo 10 / 05: "Subtle Song Art, the does not fit in with the current second spirit at all - and maybe that's why it's going down so well. A great Album, extremely hearable and lovable."

Release details

Label: XL Recordings
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Units: 2
Country: US
Released: 2006
Genre: Rock


A1 Now That I Know
A2 Santa Maria De Feira
A3 Heard Somebody Say
A4 Long Haired Child
A5 Lazy Butterfly
A6 Quedate Luna
A7 Queen Bee
B1 I Feel Just Like A Child
B2 Some People Ride The Wave
B3 The Beatles
B4 Dragonflys
B5 Cripple Crow
B6 Inaniel
B7 Hey Mama Wolf
C1 Hows About Tellin A Story
C2 Chinese Children
C3 Sawkill River
C4 I Love That Man
C5 Luna De Margarita
C6 Korean Dogwood
C7 Little Boys
C8 Canela
D1 There'S Always Something Happening
D2 La Ley
D3 Chicken
D4 Stewed Bark Of An Old Oak Tree
D5 La Pastorcita Perdida
D6 Lickety Split
D7 Ice Rat
D8 White Reggae Troll