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Friday, January 23, 2015

Listen: Vetiver's Breezy New Single, "Current Carry"

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 3:23 PM

click to enlarge Vetiver's Andy Cabic - ALISSA ANDERSON
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“I like a lot of space, I’m not a fan of vocals that take up a lot of room, so I was keeping myself to these very abrupt lines, practically like the rules of haiku, just a few syllables,” Andy Cabic, the voice of San Francisco folk staple Vetiver, told Vogue about his new album this week. 

Complete Strangers, out March 24 on Easy Sound, is Vetiver's sixth full-length record, its first since 2011's The Errant Charm. According to Cabic it's named for the fact that the songs were written over a number of years, in both L.A.and San Francisco, all meeting in one place for the first time. 

On "Current Carry," the minimalism brought out a more jangly, sweet pop sound than we've heard from Cabic in a while, his vocals breezy as slide guitar mingles with synth and a funk-lite bass line. No tour dates have been announced just yet, but word is plenty of extended Vetiver family members will return to make up the touring band, like Fruit Bats' Eric Johnson. Give it a listen below. 

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