Devendra Banhart side project to tour with Strokes drummer

Megapuss announce debut album and West Coast jaunt with Little Joy

The bare truth - Devendra Banhart, NME/Radio 1 Stage, 17.45, Carling Weekend: Leeds, August 24, 2007. Pic: Tom Oxley
Devendra Banhart's new side project Megapuss have revealed details of their debut album and a West Coast tour, on which they're set to be joined by The Strokes' Fabrizio Moretti.

Megapuss is a collaboration between Banhart and multi-instrumentalist Greg Rogove.

Their debut album, 'Surfing', is due out digitally on September 16 and in CD and vinyl formats on October 7. It also features undisclosed guest appearances.

Moretti's side project band Little Joy will hit the road with Megapuss, along with Laurel Canyon band Entrance.

Megapuss play:

San Diego, CA Casbah (September 24)
Los Angeles, CA Troubadour (25)
Big Sur, CA Festival In The Forest (26)
San Francisco, CA The Independent (28)
Seattle, WA Neumos (30)
Portland, OR Doug Fir (October 1)

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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