Watch new VETIVER to ‘Wonder Why’ // New summer shows announced // “The Errant Charm” released today
aaamusic | On 14, Jun 2011
Vetiver will release their beautiful new album “The Errant Charm” in to the World today and to celebrate this fact we have the new video to the jam ‘Wonder Why’ on offer. Directed by Carolyn and Andy London of London Squared productions, the video is wonderfully animated, as everyday objects of Brooklyn streets come to life…
Vetiver have also announced additional shows to their forthcoming UK Tour. Those dates below…
Saturday 25 June – BEDFORD – The End Shed (£10)
Sunday 26 June – LONDON – Hard Rock Calling
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)
Cabic and producer Thom Monahan have already made four Vetiver records together and know each other’s aesthetics well. It wastime 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.