Sometime last year, a weird thing happened to me: I began to miss Devendra Banhart. I don't mean that as a diss, really! I just didn't know he had cemented his place in my bearded Mount Rushmore. But it's a good, fine thing we're hear today with a new single from his upcoming Mala in the form of the dusty, wigged-out pop number "Never Seen Such Good Things." At one point, he sings, "If we ever make sweet love again, I'm sure it will be quite disgusting." That should be more than enough. Welcome back, hombre.
The New York songstress Dawn Landes has an ethereal, crystal-clear voice, like a dewier Cat Power, and plays a slew of bizarre instruments like glockenspiels and optigons. The song below "Bodyguard" displays a teasing, foxy edge atop an alt-folk base. ppsssttt she's is playing Mercury Lounge on tonight with Elf Power; she'll float onstage at 9pm.