Banhart, Devendra / Oh Me Oh My...
Album: Oh Me Oh My...   Collection:General
Artist:Banhart, Devendra   Added:Jan 2003
Label:Young God Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-01-27 Pull Date: 2003-03-31
Week Ending: Mar 23 Mar 2 Feb 23 Feb 16 Feb 9 Feb 2
Airplays: 2 1 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 19, 2009: The Twilight Zone
The Charles C. Leary
4. Nov 23, 2004: Lick My Moody Guitar Show
The Charles C. Leary
2. Apr 13, 2006: knifefishhappyhour
5. Oct 26, 2004: All This - And Mor!
Pumpkin Seeds
3. Apr 08, 2005: The Fifth Column: Music for the Discerning Proletariat
Tick Eats the Olives...
6. Sep 06, 2004: Short Song Marathon - Part 3
Tick Eats the Olives...

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2003-01-22
Low-fi folky weirdness from Michael Gira’s (Swans) Young God label. Even the cover artwork looks Swans (was indeed designed by Gira) and the music sure feels that way, like lo fi ghetto blaster late night rough ideas, drafts for Swans songs recorded with an acoustic guit and singing. Sounds of birds and cars etc imply it was recorded during the day out in a park. Vocals are double upped, female, Jarboe-soul-swanky-swampy-smarmy-gospel at times with some strange Diamanda Galas freakout moments. Simple guitar and that’s about it. I’m one of the biggest Swans fans in the world but I find some of this pretentious. Regardless of how I feel, its still cool and twisted and since most of the songs clock in under 2 minutes, merciful. Left me realizing how incredible Faun Fables is.

1) brief, w/ handclap
2) very swans’ish in the repetitive demonic melody
3) folky familiar feel
4) kinda psychotic feel
5) waltz, mellow, strange
6) strange sounds followed by ditty
7) mellow with almost a real chorus about Michigan
8) folky with some overdriven yells and lots of off-tune vocs
9) mellow, almost songlike
10) mellow song
11) sorta bluesy, some vague percussion
12) brief, strange vocs
13) almost melodic
14) swampier, smarmy
15) almost pleasant folk feel, bordering on “normal”, quite nice, ends with strange radio like sample
16) spooky swans feel w/ jarboe/galas voc twang
17) instrumental
18) childlike w/ la la’s
19) gospel feel w/ vocs and handclaps only
20) strange tape manip intro, then simple tune
21) slower
22) xmas theme, slow

Track Listing
1. Tick Eats the Olives...   12. The Red Lagoon
2. Roots...   13. A Gentle Soul
3. The Charles C. Leary   14. Happy Happy Oh
4. Nice People...   15. Pumpkin Seeds
5. Animals...   16. The Thumbs...
6. Cosmos and Demos   17. Legless Love
7. Michigan State   18. Marigold
8. Lend Me Your Teeth   19. Make It Easier
9. Hey Miss Cane   20. Ones
10. Soon Is Good   21. Little Monkey
11. Tell Me Something   22. The Spirit Is Near