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the errant charm is a superb soundtrack for an afternoon idyll…”

…reads the first line in an article on vetiver’s website about their latest album.  i would say that line applies to any vetiver album, and it’s why i love them so much.  their album tight knit is one of my favorites for summer listening, whether it’s in my car on the way to the beach or on a stroll around the city streets.  there is something so relaxing about the music.  while making this album, bandleader andy cabic spent hours wandering the streets around san francisco’s richmond district. maybe this somehow translated to the feel of the album, and helped him to craft it as the musical equivalent of losing yourself on the streets of such an amazing place, where the breeze is always cool and, at any point, you could find yourself atop a hill with breathtaking views of city and bay sprawling out before you, waiting to be explored.

imagine doing just that while listening to a few of the songs below – can’t you tell is off the new album and is pretty much the perfect summer song, and the playlist contains some of my old favorites.

Vetiver – Can’t You Tell by fp julia

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what are some of your favorite summer albums?

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Taylor -June 28, 2011, 11:50AM

Sounds of Summer- The Beach Boys
Catching A Tiger- Lissie
In Between Dreams- Jack Johnson
Begin To Hope- Regina Spektor

melina -June 28, 2011, 12:57PM

i would like to visit sf one day. the only time i saw the golden gate bridge was from an airplane…

Folk & Fairy Tale -June 28, 2011, 1:47PM

oh love Vetiver! I love putting Woods and Real Estate on shuffle for summer!

fp julia -June 28, 2011, 1:55PM

ohhh woods is a good one <3

Taylor Rae -June 28, 2011, 2:25PM

I am a local San Franciscan and love all the different shots of the city in this post. More San Francisco chat/ posts/ inspiration please! :)

vistacruiser -June 28, 2011, 2:38PM

elephant revival!

amanda -June 28, 2011, 2:50PM

i love san francisco and I love this album :) thanks for the heads up!! have you blogged about the new alexander album? definitely a good pick for summer lovin :D

BohoQueen -June 28, 2011, 5:14PM

The pictures of San Francisco are breathtaking! I am so proud to say that I live only about 30-40 minutes from the city (Walnut Creek), and can go whenever, just to take in all the culture and vibrance it has to offer! Great post! xoxo

briana -June 28, 2011, 6:57PM

These pictures remind me how much I love living here in SF (today is rainy and gross). San Francisco is awesome!

Hannah Starkey -June 28, 2011, 11:14PM

I’m going here on friday!! :)

Bonnie -June 29, 2011, 11:40AM

Born and raised in the beautiful shadows of “The City By-The-Bay” and the rain was wonderful, today is a beautiful day here in “The City” reminds me of how much I love it!!!

Bonnie -June 29, 2011, 11:46AM

additional thoughts….music-wise..when I see photos like these, it reminds me of the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, Steve Miller…San Francisco bands, and playing live in GG park!!

rey cole -June 29, 2011, 5:45PM

i just got back TODAY from a 2 1/2 week stay in the richmond district (swoon). miss it so much already, but these tunes will make me smile until i get back there! xo

Keely -June 30, 2011, 9:53PM

Some current albums that are on my summer playlist are
City and Colour – Little Hell (amazing cd)
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
My Morning Jacket – Circuital

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