MICHAEL GIRA+DEVENDRA BANHART
Village Voice | by D. Shawn Bosler
CB's Gallery, at 7Banhart is Gira's newest signee to Young God Records, and he's an excellent find. Creepy, minimal, British-folk-influenced tunes that, no matter how normal the subject matter (which it usually isn't), comes across as scary chidren's fairy talesâ€”like the soundtrack to Struwwelpeter performed by Marc Bolan (the folk years) and Nick Drake. Gira's orchestrated Americana-pop group, Angels of Light, is the Cain to American Music Club's Abel; solo, he's just as intense and marked, just more minimal.