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July 28, 2011

Album Review: Vetiver ‘The Errant Charm’ via Sub Pop

by @thoughtontracks

The Sub Pop indie folk gang Vetiver just released their fifth full-length musical joyride The Errant Charm. A mix of slow, mellow jams intertwined with heavy power-hitters like “Ride Ride Ride” make their latest release a sampler platter of delight.  Front man, Andy Cabic delivers a melting pot of vocal pride. Growing up in Virginia and traveling to school in North Carolina to form band The Raymond Brake helps display his southern soul.

San Francisco serves as Vetiver’s current home base, and has helped to evolve their original sound.  It is easy to see new neighborhood influences like The Oh Sees peppered throughout this release.  The best moment of the album for me is the folky, surf pop treat “Wonder Why” The crew savors this moment by their slow moving glowing introductory guitar lick.

“Short dollars, I’m spendin’, my piece of mind / tell me, when is this whole world gonna treat me/ me kind”

I am trying to contribute to Andy with my $9.99 purchase on iTunes and everyone should do the same. To learn more  check out this great interview with Andy Cabic on Amoeblog.

Written by Brett McGrath

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