Eccentric Venezuelan/Los Angelino merry folkster, Devendra Banhart, shot a new music video last weekend that stars one of our favorite people ever, Natalie Portman (seriously, she’s like the nicest person in the world). Oh but here’s the funny part. While both Portman’s folks and Devendra’s folks confirm this shoot took place over the weekend, at Banhart’s crazy canyon home in LA, neither camp WILL SAY WHAT SONG THE VIDEO IS FOR. They’re keeping it very secret and stuff.
We think that’s just silly.
Is it a song off of his recently released Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon, or perhaps it’s that exclusive Devendra song that appeared on the compilation Portman put out to benefit FINCA, the microfinance charity she’s a big supporter of.
Anyone know? We’re working on pictures in the meantime.
[UPDATE: It’s for the song, “Carmensita,” off of Smokey – confirmed by the label. Awesome, we love that song!]
Also, for those who only read this for Idol and Fall Out Boy coverage, here’s a primer on Devendra – TOTALLY WORTH CHECKING OUT.