Since I’m in the area, it seems appropriate to throw some love at San Francisco neo-folkies Vetiver. Here’s what music mecca Aquarius has to say about Andy Cabic & friends’ new one To Find Me Gone:
“Unlike their debut, where the strong songwriting and performances were a bit overshadowed by the heavyweight guest appearances from Hope Sandoval, Colm O’Ciosoig and Joanna Newsom (It also came across in some press as a Devendra side project), Cabic comes fully into his own here, showcasing a sublime quality of world-weariness hewn from months on the road. It’s exciting, after hearing their debut, which was years in the making, to not find the usual sophomore slump, but instead witness such naturally self-assured songwriting and arrangements. … Less ‘freak-folk’ than his friends and contemporaries, Cabic instead follows the compositional path of 70’s singer-songwriters like J.J. Cale, Emitt Rhodes and John Phillips. Beautiful and so totally recommended!”
Aquarius has never steered me wrong. Well, except for L.
Here’s the dreamy, tribal opener I uploaded for ya before I got here.
Vetiver – “Been So Long” (MP3 Link Expired)