I first encountered Vetiver in January 2007 as part of the Zero Degrees Of Separation tour. As soon as the San Franciscan quartet began to play and Andy Cabic's sweet vocals lilted forth, I was struck by an overwhelming burst of emotions, both of melancholy and joy, of which this beautiful album captures perfectly.
To Find Me Gone is a warm mixture of alternative bluesy and folksy Americana that is sure to lift the spirit and make one think of happy and sad times past. Its soothing acoustic rhythms and steadfast percussion combine wonderfully with Cabic's heartfelt vocals. The music is a lovely antidote to the current crop of cloned indie bands doing the rounds and is sure to make you fall in love with your stereo again.
Stand out songs for me are You May Be Blue, No One Word, Maureen and Double, but all are worth the price of admission. Go and discover...
A lovely Sunday morning, or late evening record: a warming background or a buoyant sea upon which to float.
This reminds me of the best of Iron and Wine, but of a more consistently high standard than Sam Beam's recorded work. Not as nutty as Devendra Banhart, though with the same level of creativity. Worth catching live too, rarely has soft & acoustic sounded so enveloping.