Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgeson have announced a new collaborative ambient album called Refuge. It’s out August 13 via Dead Oceans, and it’s an installment of Secretly Group’s “Friends Of…” series. Listen to two new songs called “Into Clouds” and “In a Cistern” in the video below. Two other songs, “Mizuko Kuyo” and the Lama Rod Owens-featuring “Rain of Flowers,” can be found via the Calm meditation app.
“We’re hoping to create a sense of comfort and coming back to the moment,” Banhart said in a statement. “It’s really important to have a little bit of space between us and our anxieties and impulses. What you do with that space is up to you.”
Devendra Banhart’s most recent solo album Ma was released in 2019. Last fall, he released a cover of Grateful Dead’s “Franklin’s Tower” to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the jam band’s 1975 album Blues for Allah.
Revisit our 2013 interview with the singer-songwriter.