Vetiver Announce New Album And Head To SXSW

posted March 15, 2011

Vetiver Announce New Album And Head To SXSW

Vetiver have announced US tour dates, including shows in Austin for SXSW, in support of their new album. Entitled "The Errant Charm," Vetiver's fifth album is set to be released on June 14th via Sub Pop Records.

The new Vetiver album, "The Errant Charm," is the soundtrack for an afternoon idyll. This album was made for walking. Vetiver bandleader Andy Cabic spent hours wandering the streets around San Francisco's Richmond District, listening to rough mixes, tinkering with lyrics and arrangements. You can hear his strides in the tempo of "Hard To Break," which captures the brisk gait one might adopt while passing through a public green space: Not hurried, just excited to be heading somewhere.

The album opens with "It's Beyond Me," a slow boil of acoustic guitar and vintage keyboards over a roomy beat. Here you'll encounter almost every sonic idea showcased on "The Errant Charm," the album's universe distilled into one vibrant, six-and-a-half minute song. It builds to a robust character you've not heard from Vetiver before, but may have anticipated if you've followed them over the last four albums, from their eponymous 2004 debut through 2009's "Tight Knit." "The Errant Charm" is errant as in wayward, elusive. Wandering but not lost. Within that wandering, all manner of small treasures are uncovered. New ones surface with each listen. Go ahead, start the album over again and hear for yourself as you double back towards home.


  • March 11 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
  • March 12 - Richmond, VA - The Camel
  • March 13 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
  • March 14 - Nashville, TN - The End
  • March 16 - Austin, TX - French Legation Museum, Bella Union / Yours Truly Party 5pm
  • March 16 - Austin, TX - St. David's Sanctuary - official showcase w/Low 1am
  • March 17 - Austin, TX - Hotel San Jose - SX San Jose Party 6pm
  • March 18 - Austin, TX - Barbarella - Brooklyn Vegan Party 3:15pm
  • March 19 - Austin, TX - Patagonia - In Store Performance 8:15pm
  • March 21 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder - ***no advance sales***
  • March 22 - Orlando, FL - Social
  • March 23 - Mt. Pleasant - Village Tavern - ***no advance sales***
  • March 24 - Durham, NC - The Pinhook - ***no advance sales****
  • March 25 - Arlington, VA - Iota - ***no advance sales***
  • March 26 - Hamden, CT - The Space