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Flying Wig
Artist
Devendra Banhart
Label
Mexican Summer
Catalogue Number
MEX351
Release Date
September 22, 2023
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Opaque Blue Vinyl
  • 24” x 24” poster
  • Printed inner sleeve
  • “Fabulous!” download card

Standard black vinyl
  • 24” x 24” poster
  • Printed inner sleeve
  • “Fabulous!” download card

CD
  • 4 panel CD
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    Flying Wig is an album of recurrent dualities; a can of paradoxes, a box of worms. The redwood and pine-surrounded cabin studio where Banhart was “constantly listening to The Grateful Dead” somehow birthed something slick, modernist, city pop-adjacent and Eno-esque.

    Banhart's eleventh record, it's the actualisation of a “precious friendship” with the acclaimed solo artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer and Mexican Summer stable-mate Cate Le Bon — a coming together prophesied by the mirror-image titles of their early solo albums (Banhart’s 2002 Oh Me Oh My to Le Bon’s 2009 Me Oh My) and a tenderness built on crude haircuts (“we finally met, soon after she was cutting my hair with a fork and that was that”) and home-made tattoos — but never previously translated into the recording studio.

    “It’s about transmuting despair into gratitude, wounds into forgiveness, and grief into praise,” - the product of a ritualistic creative practice that melts down and re-casts as it mulls, the stuff of sadness beautified as it changes shape — culminating in a record that “sounds like getting a very melancholic massage, or weeping, but in a really nice outfit… if I’m going to cry, I wanna do it in my best dress.”

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Feeling 6:19 Buy

    Feeling

  2. 2 Fireflies 4:51 Buy

    Fireflies

  3. 3 Nun 3:28 Buy

    Nun

  4. 4 Sight Seer 5:03 Buy

    Sight Seer

  5. 5 Sirens 4:28 Buy

    Sirens

  6. 6 Charger 4:18 Buy

    Charger

  7. 7 Flying Wig 5:32 Buy

    Flying Wig

  8. 8 Twin 6:00 Buy

    Twin

  9. 9 May 4:39 Buy

    May

  10. 10 The Party 3:21 Buy

    The Party

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