Music played by Devendra Banhart for 'World Cafe':
- "Heard Somebody Say"
- "I Feel Just Like a Child"
Cripple Crow is Devendra Banhart's new release of artful alternative folk songs. His distinctive voice has drawn comparisons to a disparate list that includes Billie Holiday and Tiny Tim.
Devendra Banhart was named by guru Maharaji Prem Rawat. In an Indian myth, Devendra is identified as "king of gods."
Banhart's music blends West Coast grooves with a lo-fi sound that gives his lyrics sincerity and authority. The results lie somewhere on the arc from Bob Dylan to Beck. Songs like "I Feel Just Like a Child," while steeped in a sense of innocence, focus on questions any adult would find difficult to answer.
Cripple Crow is the latest stopping point for Banhart, who has spent his life on the move: Texas; Venezuela; San Francisco; Los Angeles; Paris; New York. Now he's on the road again, playing music.