"Kantori Ongaku" follows on from Banhart's "Volta e Meia" single that landed in April.

Banhart's forthcoming Ma album is his first since 2016's Ape in Pink Marble, and was recorded between an old temple in Kyoto, Japan, 64 Sound and Sea Horse Studios in LA, and Anderson Canyon in Big Sur.

Ma saw bnahart team up with producer/musician Noah Georgeson. The record features contributions from Cate Le Bon on "Now All Gone", and a Vashti Bunyan duet on "Will I See You Tonight".

Three tracks on the record are in Spanish, and one is in Portuguese.


  1. Is This Nice?
  2. Kantori Ongaku
  3. Ami
  4. Memorial
  5. Carolina
  6. Now All Gone
  7. Love Song
  8. Abre Las Manos
  9. Taking a Page
  10. October 12
  11. My Boyfriend’s In The Band
  12. The Lost Coast
  13. Will I See You Tonight? (featuring Vashti Bunyan)
"Kantori Ongaku" is out now. Devendra Banhart's Ma album lands 13 September via Nonesuch Records, and is available to pre-order now.