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Unshaven in November.


Devendra Banhart Plays the Straight Man, for Once

Devendra Banhart has shaved off his beard, and on "Forget About Him," he seems to have lost some of his folk-freakiness in the process. Instead, he sounds more like a garage-rock revivalist (though with more gender confusion than your average Nuggets band). The track's a cover, to be released on Loving Takes This Course: A Tribute to Kath Bloom; even though Bloom was best known for her work with avant-gardist Loren Mazzacane Connors, her material pulls Banhart back into the mainstream a bit — and the results are fantastic.

Download "Forget About Him": Stereogum

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