I came across Devendra Banhart quite by accident. I turned on my TV (which was set to Bravo, and they were playing this strange Bollywood music video. It was pretty bizarre, as there were English subtitles that were ridiculous- and then my girlfriend pointed out the song was actually in Spanish. Then we both noticed that the main girl in the video was Natalie Portman. WTF?
Anyway, Banhart’s pretty cool. A Venezuelan, born in Texas, he’s got an alt-folk vibe. Check out his website. It’s just as cool as this music video: