Amidst seemingly nonstop US and European touring, Vetiver returns to San Francisco in early April for a very special homecoming performance. It was a treat to see the band at the Bay Area Takeover at SXSW and we’re very happy to present the official CD release party for their latest album, Tight Knit, out now on Sub Pop Records. As many critics have noted, the new album is an incredibly moving work, full of memorable layered songs that sound great live. Advance tickets are highly recommended for this one!

Vetiver CD Release
The Bay Bridged Presents

Vetiver (CD Release)
Richard Swift
Adam Stephens (of Two Gallants)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Great American Music Hall
9pm, $16, All Ages (Purchase advance tickets here)

About the bands:

[audio:] Vetiver – “Everyday”

Tight Knit finds Vetiver at the top of their game and we’re excited to celebrate the band’s homecoming performance. “The magic of Tight Knit is that Cabic’s musings on the wandering minstrel’s quandary manage to sound both intimate and universal at the same time…a subtle, intricate album that simply gets better with every listen. A bittersweet pleasure from beginning to end.” (Prefix Mag) “Tight Knit is built with a keen ear for detail, be it a subtle dose of pedal steel or a gently rippling guitar effect, and it features Cabic’s most consistently engaging batch of songs to date.” (Pitchfork) “Rock’s youngest elder statesmen.” (Dusted)

[audio:] Richard Swift – “Lady Luck”

Acclaimed genre-melding songwriter Richard Swift will have reason to celebrate at the show too, as The Atlantic Ocean–his fourth album–comes out on Secretly Canadian on April 7th. “The Atlantic Ocean [is] one of the most consistently satisfying releases of the year. 9.0/10″ (Obscure Sound) “His peppy keyboard pop, combining melodies that Elton John would envy with a gently sardonic voice that oozes regret, is tailor-made for mass consumption; yet he’s so smart that you never regret loving every note.” (Spin) “Four stars.” (The Austin Chronicle)

Adam Stephens and his band open the show with some of their layered, heartfelt folk-rock. The one Gallant’s solo project is generating a lot of well-deserved buzz and he’s joined by a very tight band of talented musicians. “[S]ounding like an electrified Dylan – or his label head Conor Oberst – with a new full-blown band…Nice.” (SF Bay Guardian) “[E]xtremely soulful.” (Spin)