To celebrate Complete Strangers, the latest collection of songs released under the Vetiver moniker, Cabic & co — an entirely new cast of players — will embark on a 10-day US tour, kicking off at the Desert Daze Festival in Mecca, CA and ending in New York at Bowery Ballroom. June will see a run of California shows, ending with San Diego and LA shows with The Donkeys. EDJ [Eric D. Johnson of the Fruit Bats], his Easy Sound label mate, will support the North American shows in May and is also playing with the band for many of the upcoming dates.
The tour will mark the first time this collection of new songs — which Vogue calls “a once-familiar sound that builds and expands, prompting you to realize that, somewhere along the way, you have maybe grown and discovered a little too” — will be performed live.
Shortly after, Andy will then play a series of intimate concerts in Spain and Portugal with friend and frequent collaborator Devendra Banhart. A tour that has in the recent past brought the two on a intimate California jaunt in 2014 as well as the first of these tours, which occurred throughout Japan in 2012.
And finally, check out this fantastic mixtape Andy just made for Aquarium Drunkard pulled from his vast vinyl collection — this one is mostly 45s and he gives a shout out to Groove Merchant where most of the records were purchased.
May 2: Mecca, CA @ Desert Daze Festival
May 4: Denver, CO @ Bluebird *
May 5: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
May 6: St.Paul, MN @ The Turf Club *
May 7: Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
May 8: Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Music *
May 9: Cleveland, OH @ The Beachland Tavern *
May 10: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live *
May 12: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
May 13: New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom *
May 19: Zaragoza (SP) · Centro Cívico Delicias #
May 21: Barcelona (SP) · Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm #
May 23: Valencia (SP) · Las Naves #
May 25: Madrid (SP) · Teatro Lara #
May 27: Espinho (PT) · Auditorio de Espinho #
May 29: Lisboa (PT) · Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa #
June 18: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Atrium at The Catalyst
July 31 – Aug. 2 Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
✝ = w/ The Donkeys
* = w/ EDJ
# = denotes acoustic duo shows with Devendra Banhart
Track List:1 Stranger Still
2 From Now On
3 Current Carry
5 Backwards Slowly
6 Loose Ends
7 Shadows Lane
8 Time Flies By
10 Last Hurrah