Vetiver, whose recent album Complete Strangers has been getting rave reviews for expanding and pushing out of the boundaries of the “freakfolk” label often attached to the band’s previous output, stopped by Santa Monica’s KCRW last week in the midst of a string of California tour dates. The band performed a set on Morning Becomes Eclectic, the station’s flagship show, and talked to host Jason Bentley about the LP. Bentley was effusive in his praise for Complete Strangers, saying “it drew me in like a tractor beam right away” when he heard it. Watch the whole performance and interview below, or watch Vetiver in the studio doing “Current Carry” on Youtube here.
Vetiver’s Andy Cabic, who released a covers album called Thing of the Past in 2008, has long had a reputation for curating and sharing interesting music by other artists. In this vein, KCRW asked him to do a guest post for Fandom blog and Cabic wrote about his love for Norwegian trumpeteer Arve Henriksen. Check out Cabic’s words, and a track from Henriksen, here.