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Beach House/Vetiver @ Union Chapel, Aug 21st.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , , on May 12, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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Beach House are Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally of Baltimore and they’ve risen to relative fame over the past couple of years playing support slots for the likes of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, Victoria even sings on ‘Two Weeks’ which features on the new Grizzly Bear album. They play gorgeous, trippy guitar pop sometimes bordering on shoegaze without the distortion. Victoria’s throaty vocals are something to behold too.

For Fans Of: The Velvet Underground & Nico, Grizzly Bear, Atlas Sound.

Vetiver are from California and make up the other half of this stunning double bill and to be honest they pip it for me. Andy Cabic and his band Vetiver have a few impressive albums under their belt now and Andy has worked with Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and a lot of the popular folk stars of recent years. Their vibrant west coast pop meets psych-folk sound is easy on the ears and warming on the heart. The band are tight as hell and will lead you through blissful pop tunes to head down jams with similar ease. Highly recommended.

For Fans Of: Devendra Banhart, Kings Of Convenience, Phosphorescent.

When? Friday, Aug 21st.

Where? Union Chapel, Angel.

How Much? £14

Tickets? ticketweb

mp3: Vetiver – Miles Apart
mp3: Beach House – Used To Be

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Review: Vetiver @ Cecil Sharp House, London. Feb 28th 09.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Gigs, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , , , , , , on March 2, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Vetiver @ Cecil Sharp House, Feb 28th 09 by musicmule.co.uk

Veitver – Miles Apart

‘It’s hard to concentrate with this jazz sexscape going on up here, in fact that’s going to be the name of my new jam band’ says Andy Cabic, Vetiver’s mercurial frontman. He’s talking about the bizarre mural spanning the width of this hall at Cecil Sharp House, the home of the English Folk, Dance and Song Society. The Society has opened its doors to this San Franciscan band for their sold out show this evening. Word of mouth going round the toilets is that the concert is the Guardian’s best thing to see in London tonight but for the record I’m pretty sure MusicMule recommended it months ago!

The band, as ever, seem to be in a relaxed yet musically focused mood. The first track I note is ‘You May Be Blue’ from Vetiver’s 2006 album To Find Me Gone (TFMG). It’s one of the jammier tracks, of which there are several, up Vetiver’s collective sleeve. It starts with a chugging guitar riff and slowly gathers steam for three minutes before eventually breaking out into a mini psych-folk rock out which is stopped, as always, with perfect timing. Continue reading