|Vetiver at Bumbershoot, 2011|
Vetiver, who will be playing at Vinyl this Saturday night, is a folk-rock band headed by the San Francisco troubadour Andy Cabic that was formed in 2002 and released their self-titled debut album in 2004. Following the album's release, Vetiver toured extensively, opening for and collaborating with Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom. Over the years, the band has also toured with Fleet Foxes, The Shins, Fruit Bats, and Wilco. Vetiver released their second album, To Find Me Gone, in 2006, followed by Thing of the Past in 2008 and Tight Knit in 2009. We first saw them at Smith's Olde Bar in 2010, when they were touring with Dawes, and then at Bumbershoot in 2011, when they were touring in support of The Errant Charm album. Following The Errant Charm, band members Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman left Vetiver to form Pure Bathing Culture, but the band persevered and last year, Vetiver released Complete Strangers.
The point being, Vetiver have been around for a while now and will be playing Vinyl this Saturday night. Here they are last summer at Pickathon: