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An interview with the soft-spoken pied piper of psychedelic Bohemia.

“Press the button of world peace and wipe out everything but the moon, ” Devendra Banhart sings on his new album, Ma. You would be forgiven for assuming that the current state of the planet has turned Banhart into a nihilist. Thankfully, he’s just exasperated. At 38, the maniacally creative musician, poet and artist is still as inventive as ever; his 10th studio album brings together cheeky folk songs, winsome rock and even loping Japanese country-pop. Banhart says he “let

  • Words:
    Sean Michaels
  • Photograph:
    Lauren Dukoff

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  • Words:
    Sean Michaels
  • Photograph:
    Lauren Dukoff
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