Vetiver / Complete Strangers
Album: Complete Strangers   Collection:General
Artist:Vetiver   Added:Mar 2015
Label:Easy Sound Recording Company  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-04-03 Pull Date: 2015-06-05
Week Ending: Jun 7 May 31 May 17 May 10 May 3 Apr 26 Apr 19 Apr 12
Airplays: 2 1 4 2 4 2 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 04, 2020: KZSU Time Traveler
Stranger Still
4. Dec 23, 2016: KZSU Time Traveler
Stranger Still
2. Jul 05, 2019: KZSU Time Traveler
Stranger Still
5. Oct 07, 2016: Time Traveler
Stranger Still
3. Mar 17, 2017: KZSU Time Traveler
Stranger Still
6. Aug 19, 2016: Time Traveler
Stranger Still

Album Review
Reviewed 2015-04-03
This is the 6th studio record from SF locals Vetiver. Truly one of my favorite bands. I have to say that I was ecstatic for this release (the first of theirs in 3 years!!). It is a SUPER mellow record, way more so than past releases, but it does not disappoint. You still get that soothing voice from frontman Andy Cabic that I could listen to for always and some beautiful instrumentation. This is a Vetiver record to listen to while you are lying on the beach in the summer time :) Enjoy!! RIYL: Vetiver, Real Estate, Kurt Vile, Mac Demarco…etc.

Recommended Tracks: 1, 5, 6, 9, 10

1. (7:00) Stranger Still - Mellow electro-pop intro and then Andy's voice comes in and I remember how happy vetiver makes me. This one goes on for a while, it is simple and distant and serene.
2. (3:18) From Now On - This one is a little more typical Vetiver, beautifully simple guitar strumming, effortless vocals, music to drift away to.
3. (3:55) Current Carry - Beachy pop, ticking on the drum machine, twangy guitar.
4. (4:01) Confiding - More folky vibe, this whole super mellow Vetiver vibe is different but I kind of love it.
5. (4:49) Backwards Slowly - Love this one, it has layers of melody and a slight build but mainly it is more of the same.
6. (3:28) Loose Ends - This is the only upbeat track you get on the record and it does not disappoint, great song.
7. (3:46) Shadows Lane - Mid tempo, dreamy pop.
8. (3:14) Time Flies By - This is another lazy beach day song.
9. (6:23) Edgar - Great folk song, another one of my favorites.
10. (3:33) Last Hurrah - This is another great song, more of the same, but this melody really stuck with me. Great end to the album.

Track Listing
1. Stranger Still   6. Loose Ends
2. From Now On   7. Shadows Lane
3. Current Carry   8. Time Flies By
4. Confiding   9. Edgar
5. Backwards Slowly   10. Last Hurrah