New: Devendra Banhart – “Für Hildegard von Bingen”

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If you know of any other songs inspired by dreams about eleventh century saints becoming MTV VJ’s, please let me know, because this one kick ass. Devendra Banhart tells the tale of his Catholic muse (whose Wiki entry is worth a read) in “Für Hildegard von Bingen,” the first single for his upcoming album, Mala. It’s his first record since 2009, and takes its name from an Eastern European word for endearment. The album comes out March 22. Listen to the track at Pitchfork.

“Now she’s leaving congregation / the abbey’s suffocation / she’s been dreaming revocation / from the nasty regulations / now she’s working at the station / as a VJ on rotation”

Mala:
01 Golden Girls
02 Daniel
03 Für Hildegard von Bingen
04 Never Seen Such Good Things
05 Mi Negrita
06 Your Fine Petting Duck
07 The Ballad of Keenan Milton
08 A Gain
09 Won’t You Come Over?
10 Cristobal
11 Hatchet Wound
12 Mala
13 Won’t You Come Home
14 Taurobolium

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