In the last week of January a scary truth was revealed to the world in the form of some photos surfacing on the internet - Devendra Banhart no longer has a beard.
Check these out:
Oh snap! Where'd ma beard go?
Inspired, I decided to give you some songs about beards which at the same time promote some rather interesting artists:
Devendra Banhart - This Beard Is For Siobhan (which begs the question, "what happened to Siobhan?") [From: 'Rejoicing In The Hands' - BUY HERE]
Natalie Portman's Shaved Head - Beard Lust (not only are they doing SXSW this year, but they're supporting Lily Allen on her US tour - exciting times!) [From: 'Glistening Pleasure' - BUY HERE]
Wilco - Bob Dylan's 49th Beard [From: 'More Like The Moon EP' - DOWNLOAD HERE]
The Daredevil Christopher Wright - My Attempts To Grow A Beard [From: 'Daytrotter Session EP' - DOWNLOAD HERE]
Them, Roaring Twenties - Fast Acting Nite-Nite Spray With Realistic Uncle Beard [From: 'Future Sandwich' - BUY HERE]
The new, beardless Devendra is currently recording some tracks in Northern California but will things be the same beard-free? R.I.P. Dev's beard, I'm sure it will be resurrected soon enough.
Photos by the amazing Lauren Dukoff