“Press the button of world peace and wipe out everything but the moon, ” Devendra Banhart sings on his new album, Ma. You would be forgiven for assuming that the current state of the planet has turned Banhart into a nihilist. Thankfully, he’s just exasperated. At 38, the maniacally creative musician, poet and artist is still as inventive as ever; his 10th studio album brings together cheeky folk songs, winsome rock and even loping Japanese country-pop. Banhart says he “let This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Music Issue 51 Zach Condon A check-in with the Beirut musician. Music Issue 49 Róisín Murphy Five questions for an art-pop icon. Music Issue 43 Cat Power Musician Chan Marshall opens the door to a different dimension. Music Issue 42 Dev Hynes The boundless potential of being a master of none. Music Issue 42 Fatima Al Qadiri The shape shifting star of contemporary electronica. Arts & Culture Films Music Issue 42 Peer Review Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat pays homage to the iconic Egyptian singer Oum Kulthum.