Let me invite you to take a moment out of your week to step into the collective moody weirdness of Devendra Banhart and Galen Pehrson, the animator responsible for the psychedelic video accompanying Devendra’s new single Taurobolium. Devendra Banhart stars in the form of his alter-ego, Mondo Taurobolium, a lilac-skinned, beaked man who’s found himself utterly disenchanted with the dark insincerity of Hollywood, while Gale, his ladyfriend played by Rose McGowan, accompanies him.
“Conceived in the tradition of Mondo – the 1960s sub-genre associated with exploitation, death and taboo – Mondo Taurobolium uses the eponymous track “Taurobolium” from Banhart’s latest album Mala as a backdrop. The experimental narrative takes dark and existential turns into the murky underbelly of Hollywood.”
Never one to disappoint when it comes to video collaborations, this match is as dreamy as it is subversive. Check out Nowness for an interview with Galen himself.
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