Devendra Banhart - Flying Wig
Devendra Banhart - Flying Wig
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Devendra Banhart - Flying Wig
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Devendra Banhart - Flying Wig

Devendra Banhart - Flying Wig

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Release Date 22/09/2023
Format LP Blue Vinyl
Label Mexican Summer
Catalogue Number MEX3510

Flying Wig is an album of recurrent dualities; a can of paradoxes, a box of worms. The redwood and pine-surrounded cabin studio where Banhart was “constantly listening to The Grateful Dead” somehow birthed something slick, modernist, city pop-adjacent and Eno-esque.

Banhart's eleventh record, it's the actualisation of a “precious friendship” with the acclaimed solo artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer and Mexican Summer stable-mate Cate Le Bon — a coming together prophesied by the mirror-image titles of their early solo albums (Banhart’s 2002 Oh Me Oh My to Le Bon’s 2009 Me Oh My) and a tenderness built on crude haircuts (“we finally met, soon after she was cutting my hair with a fork and that was that”) and home-made tattoos — but never previously translated into the recording studio.

“It’s about transmuting despair into gratitude, wounds into forgiveness, and grief into praise,” - the product of a ritualistic creative practice that melts down and re-casts as it mulls, the stuff of sadness beautified as it changes shape — culminating in a record that “sounds like getting a very melancholic massage, or weeping, but in a really nice outfit… if I’m going to cry, I wanna do it in my best dress.”


1. Feeling
2. Fireflies 
3. Nun 
4. Sight Seer
5. Sirens 
6. Charger
7. Flying Wig
8. Twin 
9. May
10. The Party