DOWNLOAD: Vetiver - Blue Driver (MP3)


Andy Cabic of the San Francisco based group Vetiver has given us his Top Ten Songs To Listen To While Coming Up With Lists of Ten Songs To Listen To Mixtape! With a number of rare folk and country based singer songwriter tunes interspersed with the likes of John Cale, The Beau Brummels and Ms. Skeeter Davis, this is a supremely unique and must have mixtape for those who love unknown gems. [get that mixtape @ When You Awake]

Tickets are on sale for a Vetiver / Phosphorescent show at Bowery Ballroom on August 2nd and for one the very next day at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Those are the only dates I see that both bands are playing together, but I wouldn't be surprised if more get announced.

Vetiver's next album Thing Of The Past is a "set of cover versions of songs by some of band-leader Andy Cabic's favourite artists". It's being released soon on Gnomonsong which is the label run by Andy and Devendra Banhart. One of the songs is a cover of Michael Hurley's "Blue Driver" and you can download that above.

Phosphorescent is currently touring Europe. Vetiver is on the West coast, but they'll be in Europe soon too. All dates for everyone below....

Vetiver & Phosphorescent - 2008 Tour Dates
Aug 2 - Bowery Ballroom, NY, NY
Aug 3 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Phosphoresecent - 2008 Tour Dates
May 7 - Vera - w/ Black Mountain Groningen, Netherlands
May 8 - Les Nuits de Botanique Brussels, Belgium
May 9 - Black Belved Fribourg, Switzerland
May 10 - Cafe Mokka Thun, Switzerland
May 12 - Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 16 - ATP - All Tomorrow's Parties Festival Minehead, Somerset UK
May 17 - Playfestival Hasselt, Belgium
May 18 - Scala - w/ Black Mountain London, England
May 20 - La Maroquinerie - w/ Black Mountain Paris, France
May 21 - Le Confort Moderne - w/ Black Mountain Poitiers, France
May 23 - Sala Heineken - w/ Jesse Sykes, Marissa Nadler Madrid, Spain
May 24 - Heineken Greenspace - w/ Jesse Sykes, Marissa Nadler Valencia, Spain
May 26 - Teatre Villarroel - w/ Jesse Sykes, Marissa Nadler Barcelona, Spain

Vetiver - 2008 Tour Dates
May 8 - Casbah San Diego, California
May 9 - Crepe Place Santa Cruz, California
May 10 - Howie & Sons Pizza & Beer Parlor Visalia, California
May 13 - Amoeba Records - free in-store 6 p.m. Berkeley, California
May 16 - Theatre Royal Brighton
May 17 - Botanique Brussels
May 18 - Das Kreuz Fulda
May 20 - Rote Fabrik-Ziegel Oh Lac Zurich
May 21 - Paradiso Small Room Amsterdam
May 23 - Tin Angel Coventry
May 26 - Barfly Cambridge
May 27 - Faversham Leeds
May 28 - Sound City Festival 2008 Liverpool
May 29 - Cabaret Voltaire Edinburgh, Scotland
May 30 - The Arches Glasgow, Scotland
May 31 - Tunnels Aberdeen, Scotland
Jun 1 - Cluny Newcastle
Jun 2 - Bodega Social Nottingham
Jun 3 - Cube Cinema Bristol
Jun 4 - Road House Manchester
Jun 5 - St. Giles In The Fields London
Jun 6 - Barfly Cardiff, Wales
Jun 8 - Crawdaddy Dublin
Jun 9 - Black Box Belfast, Northern Ireland
Jun 10 - Barfly Birmingham
Jun 13 - Passos Manuel Porto
Jun 14 - ZBD Gallery Lisbon
Jun 17 - Sidecar Barcelona
Jun 18 - Joy Eslave w/ Akron Family Madrid
Jun 19 - Teatro Central w/ Akron Family Seville
Jun 20 - Teatro Alhambra w/ Akron Family Granada
Jun 21 - Teatro Canovas w/ Akron Family Malaga
Jun 27 - Cafe De La Danse Paris
Jun 29 - Glastonbury Festival Glastonbury

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