American/Venezuelan singer-songwriter (and visual artist) Devendra Banhart, has announced that he will be releasing two books this summer (or as we like to call it in Australia: “winter“). A collection of visual art, the hilariously titled I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street is the first of the two books and looks to be a collection of drawings, paintings and mixed-media works. He’s also just released Unburdened By Meaning, a collaboration with artist Adam Tullie, featuring a collection of artworks co-created by the pair throughout one week. If anyone reading this happens to be in New York, you can hear Banhart discussing I Left My Noodle at the Strand Bookstore on June 25, where he’ll be chatting with Adam Green, previously a member of the band Moldy Peaches.
Banhart also recently shared a short film that chronicles his 2014 South American tour, which you can check out below. It was directed by Tullie, and is set to Banhart’s music.
Known for his quirky, beautiful and incredibly diverse music (although his last album Mala signified a far calmer, easier approahc), which he performs both in English and Spanish, Banhart last visited Australia just over a year ago, when he played at Byron Bay’s Bluesfest alongside a series of headline shows.
The announcement comes after Banhart’s release of a short film which followed his 2014 tour of South America (aptly titled South American Tour Film), which you can watch below.