Devendra Banhart hitches up with Warner for weirdly titled new album

Here’s a few things you should know about Devendra Banhart‘s forthcoming followup to 2007’s Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon: The album will mark the singer/songwriter’s first with Warner/Reprise which recently drew him away from XL Recordings. It contains 14 tracks, described as “wicket good,” and was co-produced by DB and Band Of Bees’ Paul Butler. It features a backing band consisting of Megapuss bandmate Greg Rogove, Little Joy’s Rodrigo Amarante, Luckey Remington, and Noah Georgeson.

Oh yeah, and then there’s that thing about the name. Look for Banhart’s new album to rival Mew for honors of strangest title of the year. After all, it will be called:

Will     We

Yes, the spacing is intentional. Why? Who knows… but it sure as hell makes presenting the tracklisting below a bit harder.

The album is scheduled to hit stores this fall. For a preview, scroll below and you’ll find a few live videos of Banhart performing two of new tracks, “Chin Chin & Muck Muck” and “Baby”, in San Francisco back in April (via Stereogum).

Will     We

01. Can’t Help but Smiling
02. Angelika
03. Baby
04. Goin’ Back
05. First Song for B
06. Last Song for B
07. Chin Chin & Muck Muck
08. 16th & Valencia Roxy Music
09. Rats
10. Maria Leonza
11. Brindo
12. Meet Me at the Lookout
13. Walilamzi
14. Foolin’

Devandra Banhart 2009 Tour Dates:
08/24 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
08/25 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
08/27 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
08/28 – San Diego, CA @ Street Scene


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