Track: Devendra Banhart releases new song, Nun, taken from forthcoming Flying Wig album; plus World Tour dates

Photo Credit: Dana Trippe

In the run up to his Flying Wig album, due out on September 22nd on one of our favourite labels here at Backseat Mafia, Mexican Summer, Devendra Banhart has released a new single, Nun. Recorded in Topanga Canyon, Southern California with acclaimed Welsh musician Cate Le Bon as producer, it’s a perfect marriage of their psych folk stylings, with a proggy ambition and stripped back accompaniments – certainly on the evidence of this rather lovely single.

Repetitive in its almost chanted chorus, it bursts with charm – the lovely little melodic moments sharpened into focus by this persuasive bassline and leftfield chord changes, with these little percussive extras drawing the ear with their beautiful simplicity.

Of the track, Devendra says “Nun” was written in a Nunnery in Northern Nepal…  it’s a simple metaphor: we can run to something, run for something, run out of something… an archetype with plenty of elasticity.

Check it out, here

Banhart recently announced openers for his world tour in the autumn, including Hayden Pedigo, Le Ren, Miho Hatori, Soma, Rogov, and John Moods, who will appear with Devendra at London’s Troxy on 25 November 2023.


Oct 3 Iowa City, IA  The Englert Theatre +
Oct 4 Chicago, IL  Thalia Hall *
Oct 6  Toronto, ONT  The Phoenix Concert Theatre *
Oct 7  Montreal, QC  Corona Theatre *
Oct 8  Burlington, VT  Higher Ground  *
Oct 9  Boston, MA  The Sinclair @
Oct 11 New York, NY  Webster Hall @
Oct 12 Philadelphia, PA  Union Transfer @
Oct 13  Asbury Park, NJ  Asbury Lanes ^
Oct 14  Washington, DC  The Howard Theatre #
Nov 7  Lisbon, PT  Coliseu
Nov 8  Braga, PT  Theatro Circo
Nov 10  Madrid, ES  Palacio Municipal %
Nov 11  Valencia, ES  La Rambleta %
Nov 12  Barcelona, ES  Paral.lel 62 %
Nov 14  Paris, FR  Le Grand Rex %
Nov 15  London, UK  Troxy %
Nov 18  Lyon, FR  Le Transbordeur %
Nov 19  Lausanne, CH  Theatre de l’Octogone %
Nov 21  Milan, IT  Auditorium Fondazione Cariplo %
Nov 22  Trieste, IT  Teatro Politeama Rossetti %
Nov 23  Vienna, AT  Globe %
Nov 25  Berlin, DE  Passionskirche %
Nov 26  Hamburg, DE  Kampnagel %
Nov 28  Amsterdam, NL  Paradiso %
Nov 29  Brussels, BE  Ancienne Belgique %
Dec 6  San Diego, CA  Observatory North Park !
Dec 7  Los Angeles, CA  The Belasco !
Dec 8 San Luis Obispo Fremont Theater +
Dec 9  San Francisco, CA  The Fillmore !
Dec 11  Portland, OR  Revolution Hall !
Dec 12  Seattle, Wa  Neptune Theatre !
Dec 13  Vancouver, BC  Commodore Ballroom !

! with Hayden Pedigo
*  with Le Ren
@ with Miho Hatori
^ with Soma
% with John Moods
+ with Rogov
# with H. Hawkline

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