11 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Vetiver's Andy Cabic (who most notably has worked alongside Devendra Banhart) evokes the world and aura of an early '70s singer-songwriter like no other. His smoky unassuming voice recalls the romantic sway of Eric Andersen's Blue River and his gently lulling rhythms and gorgeously acoustic orchestrated tunes never give away a contemporary nod. It might as well be 1972. Yet, Vetiver is never actually "retro." Tight Knit, Vetiver's fourth studio album, is its most accomplished and full-bodied, benefiting from simple, but well-recorded production. Vetiver's previous album, 2008's Thing of the Past was a collection of mostly obscure cover songs that indicated the ensemble's deep influences — from Loudon Wainwright III and Townes Van Zandt to Michael Hurley and Iain Matthews. Here, those influences are internalized and tracks such as the lushly exuberant "Rolling Sea," the jaunty, shuffle of "Everyday," the Cabic-only "Down from Above," and the nearly as sparse "On the Other Side" reflect a laid-back vision of the world that's as soothing as it is of its own time and place. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Vetiver's Andy Cabic (who most notably has worked alongside Devendra Banhart) evokes the world and aura of an early '70s singer-songwriter like no other. His smoky unassuming voice recalls the romantic sway of Eric Andersen's Blue River and his gently lulling rhythms and gorgeously acoustic orchestrated tunes never give away a contemporary nod. It might as well be 1972. Yet, Vetiver is never actually "retro." Tight Knit, Vetiver's fourth studio album, is its most accomplished and full-bodied, benefiting from simple, but well-recorded production. Vetiver's previous album, 2008's Thing of the Past was a collection of mostly obscure cover songs that indicated the ensemble's deep influences — from Loudon Wainwright III and Townes Van Zandt to Michael Hurley and Iain Matthews. Here, those influences are internalized and tracks such as the lushly exuberant "Rolling Sea," the jaunty, shuffle of "Everyday," the Cabic-only "Down from Above," and the nearly as sparse "On the Other Side" reflect a laid-back vision of the world that's as soothing as it is of its own time and place. 

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Cosmiaaa ,

Simply Amazing

I adore Vetiver, and they strike again with another amazing album
the songs are pure and lovely, and the lyrics sooth the soul

lpdevotee ,

Incredible Things, Come in Tight Knit Packages..

I’ve only just recently become a fan of the band Vetiver, but their new album entitled “Tight Knit” has made me even more of one. Their atmospheric synthesizers, and crooning vocals that resemble a whisper type of singing, meld into something otherworldly and quite intricately exquisite. The eloquent guitar compositions bring to mind a bit of Iron & Wine mixed with Devendra Banhart’s own unique style. If you’re into contemplation and zoning out to rid your mind of what’s stressful, than this is the album for you.

jonforemanisbeast ,

Sub Pop

I really dig this album. I was thinking, it sort of had a Shins sound to it, then I saw the record label. "Oh, Sub Pop."

They're crankin' out some good stuff over there. Well done.

Anyway, back to the point, I just think this is something that you could listen to for a while, and not get tired of, unlike the absolute rubbish that is being promoted currently.

Chill......

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