Sunday, October 16, 2011

Vetiver "Tight Knit" (2009)

Of the musicians tagged with the "freak folk" label, Vetiver may be the lowest on the freak scale.  You won't hear any gratuitous vocal tics, aimless jams, or weirdness for the sake of weirdness.  To me, that's a good thing.

This is an album that fits like your favorite pair of jeans.  Even on first listen, there's a sense that you've heard these songs before, & it's just been too long.

Another example of a band that somehow has avoided the popularity that they deserve.  Surely there's an alternate reality where they are favorites of college kids all over the country.

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