Niño Rojo

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Niño Rojo
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Studio album by Devendra Banhart
Released September 13, 2004 (2004-09-13)
Genre Indie folk, psychedelic folk, freak folk, acoustic
Length 45:05
Label Young God
Producer Devendra Banhart, Michael Gira
Devendra Banhart chronology
Rejoicing in the Hands
(2004)
Niño Rojo
(2004)
Cripple Crow
(2005)

Niño Rojo is the fourth studio release by freak folk artist Devendra Banhart and his third release on the label Young God Records. It was released on September 13, 2004.

In 2007, the song "Little Yellow Spider" was used in a commercial for Orange mobile phone services and in 2005 the song "At The Hop" was featured in a commercial for Cathedral City cheese and in Fat Tire Beer's "Follow your Folly" commercial.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 82/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media 8.0/10[3]
PopMatters favorable[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Niño Rojo received an average score of 82, based on 18 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Wake Up, Little Sparrow" (Ella Jenkins cover) 2:54
2. "Ay Mama" 3:01
3. "We All Know" 2:46
4. "Little Yellow Spider" 3:39
5. "A Ribbon" 2:39
6. "At the Hop" 2:14
7. "My Ships" 1:37
8. "Noah" 2:29
9. "Sister" 2:38
10. "Water May Walk" 3:14
11. "HorseheadedfleshWizard" 2:25
12. "An Island" 2:04
13. "Be Kind" 3:05
14. "Owl Eyes" 2:45
15. "The Good Red Road" 2:04
16. "Electric Heart" 5:32

Personnel[edit]

  • Devendra Banhart - guitar (acoustic, electric), vocals, producer, artwork
  • Doug Anderson - mastering, mixing
  • Lynn Bridges - engineer
  • Michael Gira - harmonica, vocals, producer
  • Thor Harris - percussion
  • Julia Kent - cello
  • Jason LaFarge - vocals, engineer
  • Joe McGinty - piano, keyboards
  • Steve Moses - percussion, trombone
  • Siobhan - vocals
  • David Smith - trumpet
  • Lauren Dukoff - flute

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
French Albums Chart[6] 166

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Niño Rojo". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Niño Rojo - Devendra Banhart". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Leone, Dominique (21 September 2004). "Devendra Banhart: Niño Rojo". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Thompson, Jason (18 November 2004). "Devendra Banhart: Nino Rojo". PopMatters. Retrieved 26 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Rolling Stone review
  6. ^ Retrieved May 2, 2010.