Daily Download: "At the Hop," Devendra Banhart

Published December 9, 2005 8:01AM (EST)

Banhart's cuddly hippie campfire vibe sometimes overwhelms the emotional impact of his music, but it comes through crystal clear on "At the Hop," a song of parting made all the more heartbreaking by its humor: "Put me in your suitcase/ Let me help you pack/ 'Cause you're never coming back/ Cook me in your breakfast/ And put me on your plate/ 'Cause you know I taste great." This solo acoustic take, from a split LP with Jana Hunter, is even lovelier than the original version from "Nino Rojo."

By Salon Staff

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