Been listening to him for a while now, not religiously but I was curious if anyone could explain the labels like "Freak Folk" and "New Weird America." I'm not hearing much freaky or weird business going on, just seems like some great relaxing folk. Are there any "weird" albums he did?
Two new pics from his fb page, thumbs up, please http://www.last.fm/music/Devendra+Banhart/+images/57f79a87daca89446d414b49cdd83dfd
Just getting into him. What Will We Be is an amazing album, unusual, creative, diverse without getting overly scattered, with great arrangements and lots of beautiful melodies, and a real sense of adventure and spirit, a lot of joy in the musicmaking. Sounds like a companion record of sorts to Iron & Wine's similarly wonderful if more refined Ghost on Ghost (which came much later, of course).