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Vetiver Announce UK TOUR In June // Download “Can’t You Tell” // New Album “The Errant Charm” Released On 13th June OnBella Union

| On 15, Apr 2011

Last month we announced the return of VETIVER in June with the release of their beautiful new album – “The Errant Charm”… And now you can download the first cut from this record in the shape of the hazy gem ‘Can’t You Tell’. This is not all people, VETIVER have also announced news of a UK tour in late June & early July. Dates below…

Tuesday 28 June – BRIGHTON – Komedia (£10)

Wednesday 29 June – LONDON – XOYO (£12.50)

Thursday 30 June – READING – South Street Arts Centre (£10)

Friday 1 July – LIVERPOOL – Mojo (£13)

Sunday 3 July – LEEDS – The Brudenell Social Club (£10)

Tuesday 5 July – MANCHESTER – Band On The Wall (£12)

Wednesday 6 July – NOTTINGHAM – The Glee Club (£13)

Download ‘Can’t You Tell’ over at the Bella Union Soundcloud… http://soundcloud.com/bella-union/vetiver-cant-you-tell

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“The Errant Charm” is a superb soundtrack for an afternoon idyll. Vetiver bandleader Andy Cabic spent hours wandering the streets around San Francisco’s Richmond District, listening to rough mixes, tinkering with lyrics and arrangements. As the summery “Can’t You Tell” unfurls, you’ll begin to pinpoint some of the album’s unifying elements, the integration of drum machines and a washed-out, ambient guitar sound, peppered with jangly flourishes. Then there’s “Hard To Break”, the hazy, layered harmonies and sunlight-dappled guitar evoking fond memories of Fleetwood Mac circa 1982’s “Mirage”.

Cabic and producer Thom Monahan have already made four Vetiver records together and know each other’s aesthetics well. It was time to experiment more, which was why Cabic didn’t arrive at Monahan’s Los Angeles studio with many completed songs. Instead, they started with lots of loose ideas and fleshed out the best bits. In some instances, they augmented or edited parts by themselves, and at other junctures they waited until the remaining Vetiver players could convene in one place to contribute. Those full band performances figure prominently in the album’s driving midsection… “Right Away”, “Wonder Why”, “Ride, Ride, Ride”… each of these selections is more propulsive and rocking than the one before it. Certainly that was Cabic’s intention for The Errant Charm, to push the dynamic range of Vetiver to previously unheard extremes.

“The Errant Charm”… Errant as in wayward, elusive. Wandering but not lost. Within that wandering, all manner of treasures waiting to be uncovered, and new ones that surface with each listen.

TIGHT KNIT”, Vetiver’s fourth album, was released in March 2009 to much critical acclaim…

“Tight Knit is a beautiful, lazy album of befogged west coast dreams… Cabic’s amiable, balmy voice sings of freedom and escape… The perfect getaway”

MOJO 4 Stars ****

“Their most melodically accomplished and wide ranging effort yet… the delicate arrangements provide an object lesson in the virtues of understatement.”

Q Magazine – 4 Stars ****

“Tight Knit is a magical country-rock journey, by turns cosmically speculative and upliftingly joyous.”

Telegraph – 4 Stars ****

“an album steeped in love, peace and understanding, full of fond backward glances at less antagonistic times”

The Independent – 4 Stars ****

“Vetiver have reaped a bumper harvest on this fourth album”

The Times – 4 Stars ****

“From silky, peppermint-pop bliss to hip-swivelling, jazz-breath excitations… A literally lovely record”

WORD

“Slide away into a reverie with subtle pedal steel wheels, gentle tremolo and Cabic’s powdery West Coast vox… Bliss.” Rocksound – 9/10

“A delicately rendered, personal vision of West Coast rock… Lovingly shaped melodies gently evoke a rich range of moods and feeling… Classy.”

Mirror – 4 Stars ****