Vetiver takes Thing of the Past on the road, joins up with Phosphorescent

    Vetiver’s excellent covers album Thing of The Past may only be one day old, but the crack quintet is already busy defying stereotypes about spacey Bay Area hippies by diving into an extensive, summer-long tour that will take them both across the pond and across the Channel. Leader Andy Cabic will be backed by the four core members that played on 2006’s To Find Me Gone, and will be kicking off the tour tomorrow night at San Diego’s Casbah. Feeling waffly? Just scroll down to the bottom of the post for Vetiver’s laid-back read on Michael Hurley’s "Blue Driver" and a 10-song mix prepared by Cabic for When You Awake.

     

    The band will be joining up with Phosphorescent (a/k/a "boot-gaze" master and Bed-Stuy resident Matthew Houck) for shows at the Bowery Ballroom and the Music Hall of Williamsburg in early August. Dates for both artists’ tours 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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