News From Laurel Canyon's Folk Laureate
    • FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2007

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    For those devoted to Devendra Banhart, September 25th stands a bit too far off in the autumnal future…especially considering it marks the date that fans can get their hands on his long awaited follow-up to Cripple Crow. But a variety of different tastes of Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (XL Recordings) are beginning to surface from Camp Banhart. And with news that more is to come, it is looking like a fairly exciting time to follow the Laurel Canyon, folk laureate. To the goodies…

    Set to the epic and altering sounds of Smokey’s “Seahorse”, a new documentary on the making of the album is available below:



    Banhart is also offering tracks from the album on both his Official Site, as well as his MySpace Page. Word is, he will continue unveil more as the release date approaches. While we don’t know which ones specifically, we can bet they come from the full track listing of Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, offered below:

    01 Cristobal
    02 So Long Old Bean
    03 Samba Vexillographica
    04 Seahorse
    05 Bad Girl
    06 Seaside
    07 Shabop Shalom
    08 Tonada Yanomaminista
    09 Rosa
    10 Saved
    11 Lover
    12 Carmencita
    13 The Other Woman
    14 Freely
    15 I Remember
    16 My Dearest Friend

    Finally, make sure you jump on your best opportunity to hear the new material when Banhart plays your town this summer.

    09-01 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
    09-02 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
    09-04 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
    09-06 - Santa Cruz - Rio Theater
    09-07 - Berkeley, CA - Zellerbach Hall at UC Berkeley
    09-10 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theater
    09-12 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
    09-13 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall Theater
    09-15 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
    09-16 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
    09-18 - Chicago, IL - Portage Theater
    09-19 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater
    09-21 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
    09-22 - Montreal, QC - Theatre National
    09-23 - Burlington, VT - Grand Ballroom
    09-25 - Boston, MA - Roxy Ballroom
    09-27 - New York, NY - Grand Ballroom
    09-29 - Philadelphia, PA - Theater Of Living Arts
    10-01 - Washington, DC - Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
    10-04 - Nashville, TN - City Hall
    10-06 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
    10-07 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
    10-09 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
    10-10 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater
    10-12 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theater
    10-13 - Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum

    - David Pitz
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