Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: folk indie freak folk new weird america acoustic seen live indie folk Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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This San Francisco, USA-based psychedelic folk rock brainchild of Andy Cabic (23 October 1974, Alexandria, Virginia, USA; guitar/vocals) was conceived in the late 90s. Named after a particular type of East Indian grass that is commonly found in California, the band has since featured an ever-changing line-up of like-minded friends. The most notable, and regular collaborator was Texas-born weird-folk pioneer Devendra Banhart who co-wrote material on the band’s self-titled album 2004 debut and decided to select a Vetiver track (‘Angel’s Share’ featuring Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star) to open his genre-defining compilation, The Golden Apples Of The Sun.

Cabic had spent a large part of his youth in North Carolina, and it was here that he co-founded the indie rock act the Raymond Break, who released one album and an EP before he decided to relocate to the west coast. Vetiver was essentially an album four years in the making and...

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