Devendra Banhart has revealed the tracklisting and release date for his new album, Mala.
His eighth studio album will come out on March 11. Recorded in Los Angeles, Mala will be supported by a tour, details of which will be announced shortly.
Banhart has said that the follow-up to 2009’s What Will We Be, was made using borrowed equipment and on a vintage Tascam recorder bought in a pawn shop.
He explained: “A lot of early hip-hop had been made on [the Tascam]. And knowing my songs are not hip-hop whatsoever, we thought it would be interesting to see how these kinds of songs would sound on equipment that was used to record our favorite rap. Let’s see how this technology would work for us.”
Banhart said that this approach, taken by him and collaborator and co-producer Noah Georgeson, was different to the ways in which they have previously worked. “In the past we were more like, let’s use the oldest equipment we could find,” he said.
The Mala tracklisting is:
‘Für Hildegard von Bingen’
‘Never Seen Such Good Things’
‘Your Fine Petting Duck’
‘The Ballad of Keenan Milton’
‘Won’t You Come Over?’
‘Won’t You Come Home’
Mala can be pre-ordered now. Pre-orders come with a limited-edition, autographed print and an instant download of ‘Für Hildegard von Bingen’.