Devendra Banhart's New Album 'Cripple Crow'

Devendra''s ''Rejoicing in the Hands''- for the Grateful Web

Having released his debut album in October 2002, 'Oh My Oh My', Devendra quickly followed it up with the acclaimed full-length 'Rejoicing In The Hands' and companion piece, 'Nino Rojo.' Often sketches that weren't recorded in a proper studio environment, Devendra's magic started to work its way in to many hearts. Be it live or on record, he was fast proving to be something of a special talent.

Cripple Crow, his fourth album and his third for XL Recordings, was released in September 2005 and is his most formed record yet. Recorded at Bearsville Studios in Woodstock, NY with the aid of regular sidekick Andy Cabic, Noah Georgeson and Thom Monahan joining Devendra in the studio, it found him continuing his extraordinary growth as a writer, vocalist and musician. Warmly received by an ever-increasing audience of critics and fans alike, Cripple Crow showed them that he's still very capable of surprising and delighting them.

Few can contest Devendra's position as one of the most fascinating, unpredictable and inspiring artists of his generation. He is currently on his largest tour to date, this time performing his music with the newly-formed Hairy Fairy band.

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