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The Organist is a monthly experimental arts-and-culture program produced and distributed by KCRW. The editors of the award-winning monthly magazine the Believer, published in San Francisco by McSweeney’s, produce ten annual episodes of the podcast, which includes reported stories, interviews, comic radio drama, reviews, and more.”

Stream their latest Episode Two: The Rhetorical Bed features Devendra Banhart on the language of songwriting. And listen to DB’s exclusive mixtape he made for the Organist.

a special screening of The Family Jams
“The Family Jams”上映会決定!
2013.01.26.(sat) @SOUP
presented by ユリシーズ&レコキンスタ


“Piana” is the latest release by Gregory Rogove, best known for his work in Priestbird, Megapuss, and Devendra Banhart and The Grogs. The album is his first collection of instrumental, solo piano pieces inspired by Erik Satie and Claude Debussy, all music were composed by himself and performed by John Medeski (Medeski Martin & Wood). It also includes a DVD of visual and musical remixes. Available now on Knitting Factory Records.  
PIANA REMIX MUSIC BY: The Bees, Violens, Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood), Natalia Lafourcade, Devendra Banhart, Storms, Hecuba, Carly Margolis, Adam Green, Lucky Dragons.

Gregory Rogove – Jackyl
from the album “PIANA,” available now on Knitting Factory Records
Directed & Animated by Gregory Rogove and Diana Garcia
Cinematography by Autumn Durald / Edited by Phillip Gadrow

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Gregory Rogove – Jackyl (Violens Remix) by KnittingFactoryRecords

Sunken Sh-illy (Sunken Ships) (Billy Martin Remix) by KnittingFactoryRecords

”Los Pajaros Del Rio” by Vetiver (featuring Devendra Banhart)
Stormy Records Space, Detroit, MI June 15, 2004.

Part of over 30 minutes of bonus live footage of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and Vetiver from the DVD special features of THE FAMILY JAMS, a documentary feature film by Kevin Barker, to be released in 2012 by FACTORY 25.

and …. Listen to the “Happy enchilada mix” by Kevin Barker on, now!

Track List:
Harpers Bizarre – Leaving On A Jet Plane
Joe Ely – Treat Me Like A Saturday Night
David Bromberg – Diamond Lil
John Prine – That’s The Way That The World Goes ‘Round
Shiva’s Heasband – Ripple
Norman Blake & Tony Rice – I’m Not Sayin’
Chris Weisman – Working On My Skateboarding
Hoover – Leave That For Memories
Country Joe and The Fish – She’s a Bird
The Flatlanders – Tonight I’m Gonna Go Downtown


The Bees – Silver Line

‘Silver Line’ and ‘I Really Need Love’ (under below) is taken from The Bees‘ forthcoming full length (the fourth studio album) “Every Step’s a Yes” due out on Oct 11th via Fiction Records.  Hailing from Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England, The Bees (known in the United States as A Band of Bees) consist of Paul Butler (who co-produced Devendra Banhart’s 2009 album “What Will We Be” in Los Angeles), Aaron Fletcher, Kris Birkin, Michael Clevett, Tim Parkin, Warren Hampshire.  Download the track “Silver Line” for FREE here

The Bees – I Really Need Love
Video for ‘I Really Need Love’ 7″ single by The Bees, released on October 4th on Fiction Records.

Devendra Banhart & Beck – Life During Wartime

The title track for Todd Solondz‘s latest film “Life During Wartime” was written by Marc Shaiman (composer) and Todd Solondz himself (lyrics), and performed by Devendra Banhart and Beck.

Life During Wartime – the UK Trailer

Thor Harris (born February 7, 1965) is a musician, painter, and carpenter. He is the percussionist for Shearwater (2001–present), a band from Austin, Texas. He has performed with Bill Callahan, The Angels of Light, Lisa Germano, Gretchen Phillips, Devendra Banhart, Rebecca Cannon and Rob Halverson. He has recorded one solo album, entitled Fields of Innards.

Thor’s House

Shearwater – Palo Santo

Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg & Thor Harris performing “Palo Santo” for KUT 90.5 FM’s Retread Sessions in Austin, Texas.