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Devendra Banhart continues to exist on another planet… with Fab Moretti?

on December 18, 2009, 10:05am

Devendra Banhart has always existed in his own creative world, as Pitchfork found out when Banhart revealed his side project in September, an “all-harmonium orchestra called Droney Mitchell.”

When recently speaking to NME, however, the singer/songwriter revealed that another project titled Permanent Adventure is up first. Unfortunately for us, he appears to have roped in Fab Moretti (drummer for The Strokes); the duo have worked together in the past on Megapuss, but Permanent Adventure takes the weird factor to another level:

“We wear helmets, and we have contact mics on the helmets. And we run at each other, and that’s the percussive element. And then I say ‘What are you on?’ and he says ‘I’m on a permanent adventure.’ And that’s the scope of the ad campaign where we’re selling our product, which is extreme cologne.”

Thankfully Banhart is not entirely serious; when asked for confirmation, his publicist said, “The collaboration is real, the cologne is not.”

He also dropped some hints about Little Joy‘s future: “Little Joy’s new record is going to come out on Rough Trade”. We sound like a broken record, but what on earth does this mean for The Strokes? Aren’t they meant to be recording in January? Don’t they have festival appearances planned, already? Heaven knows.

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