Vetiver - More of the Past
In stores today (Nov 11th) Vetiver releases a new 5 song e.p. More of the Past. The collection of covers is a companion piece to the full length Thing of the Past covers album released earlier this year. Also released today is a 7" single (remember those?) with the band's version of A.R. Kane's "Miles Apart".
Vetiver has also recently signed to Sub Pop records, who will release the band's upcoming album of new original material. Tight Knit is tentavively scheduled for release on February 17, 2009. The band is currently on tour in the Midwest, playing a mix of headling shows and opening for The Black Crowes.
12/4 Louisville, KY @ 21C Museum Atrium Gallery
12/5 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater w/ The Black Crowes
12/6 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit w/ The Black Crowes
12/7 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom w/ The Black Crowes
12/8 Grinnell, IA @ Herrick Chapel at Grinnell College
12/9 Fargo, ND @ The Venue w/ The Black Crowes
12/10 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue w/ The Black Crowes
12/11 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom w/ The Black Crowes
12/12 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr.
12/13 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium w/ The Black Crowes
12/14 Lawrence, KS @ Jack Pot Saloon
12/15 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway Night Club
12/17 New York City, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
When he is not hanging with wife Laura Dern or his main backing band The Innocent Criminals, Ben Harper has lately been using his two hands to put aside his usual musical fixations of soul/funk and folk for a full on rock 'n roll onslaught of amp buzz and his inner-Zepplin impulses with his new band Relentless7. You can hear two songs on the band's website and MySpace page as well as note the fact the band is doing a small California tour in December.
According to an article with Harper on RollingStone.com, Relentless7 will release their debut album White Lies for Dark Times sometime in May 2009.
12/3 San Diego, CA Belly Up Tavern
12/4 Los Angeles, CA Spaceland
12/5 Los Angeles, CA The Mint
12/7 Santa Cruz, CA Catalyst Club
12/8 San Francisco, CA The Independent