Watch the video for Devendra Banhart’s "Für Hildegard von Bingen".

Watch the video for Devendra Banhart’s "Für Hildegard von Bingen".



"I took her to this place called Pocono Palace. It’s frozen in time; it’s still 1975 there. So horrifying. From the surrounding area, it looks like the place where you’re either going to get raped or murdered, or raped and murdered. But when you open the door, it’s another world! It’s so beautiful, but also tacky and gaudy. Totally charming. There are heart-shaped hot tubs in every room, giant champagne-glass hot tubs. There are comedians, air hockey, ping-pong, mini-golf, strip night— which is actually a strip steak night— and erotic bingo. There’s a big sign that says, ‘Please, no guns allowed in dining room.’ It’s a place where your aunt and uncle would go to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary."

Devendra Banhart talks to Ryan Dombal about the place where he proposed to his fiancée in our latest feature interview.



Devendra Banhart's new album, Mala, is out March 12 via Nonesuch; listen to first single ”Für Hildegard von Bingen” now.

Devendra Banhart's new album, Mala, is out March 12 via Nonesuch; listen to first single ”Für Hildegard von Bingen” now.



Devendra Banhart at yesterday’s Occupy Sandy benefit at St. Ann’s Church in Brooklyn. Photo by Ebru Yildiz— more here. 

Devendra Banhart at yesterday’s Occupy Sandy benefit at St. Ann’s Church in Brooklyn. Photo by Ebru Yildiz— more here