This week, Venezuelan-American folk singer Devendra Banhart announced his ninth studio album, Ape in Pink Marble.
Banhart specializes in a brand of folk with heavy Latin influences. His previous album, Mala, was released in 2013, though my favorite of his was 2004's Rejoicing in the Hands.
He co-produced the album with previous collaborators Noah Georgeson and Josiah Steinbrink. The album marks an even further departure from the freak folk sound that was his signature early on. He released the album's first single, "Middle Names," along with the album's announcement on Friday.
Ape in Pink Marble is set to be released on September 23.
Also announced this week:
1-800 DINOSAUR - 1-800 DINOSAUR Presents Trim (July 29)
Belle and Sebastian - The Jeepster Singles Collection (October 21)
Brendan Canning - Home Wreaking Years (August 12)
The Childhood of a Leader Soundtrack (August 19)
Day of the Dead 12” (August 2)
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra - Broken Lines (September 23)
Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan - Take It, It’s Yours (August 26)
Mild High Club - Skiptracing (August 26)
New Order - “People on the High Line” (July 29)
New Order - Singles (September 9)
Nice as Fuck - Nice as Fuck (out now)
Nite-Funk - Nite-Funk EP (July 1)
Psychic Twin - Strange Diary (September 9)
Teenage Fanclub - Here (September 9)
Tyondai Braxton - Oranged Out EP (out now)
White Sea - “Ellipses” (out now)