What Will We Be - Warner
FILTER Grade: 87%
By Loren Poin on January 29, 2010
What we have here with Mr. Banhart’s sixth is wine cooler beach jams to the max. From good-witch acoustic sing-along magic to stoned jazzy wave-break rock, Devendra’s big label debut is split between tracks that tick like strange toys and those that are pure Crosby, Stills and Nash. A basement-made bundle of hypnotic unpredictability, this one looks to be a grower. Classic Beck-isms like “we’re elegant lawn chairs” and “like a bowtied kangaroo” wander throughout. It’s time to leave the top down.