The Errant Charm
Label: Sub Pop Records
Though Vetiver's dream-folk aesthetic hasn't undergone any radical transformations through the years, The Errant Charm feels noticeably different from prior albums. It's still a singer-songwriter affair, with main man Andy Cabic cooing and whispering his inner thoughts, secrets and desires. But on tracks such as "Can't You Tell" and "Fog Emotion," Vetiver's usual acoustic flavors have been replaced with smooth ambient tapestries woven from synthesizers and drum machines. Then there's stuff like "Ride Ride Ride" and "Wonder Why," both of which recall The Sneetches' jangly brand of power-pop.