Good news boys and girls!
Yours truly has signed on as a contributor to EU Magazine to write about shows, local music, and some album reviews here and there! I’m pretty excited about it as it means I will have more access to that which keeps me sane, musica! Look for my album review of the new Decemberists record in next month’s issue of EU and check the website often for more-than-monthly coverage of the Jacksonvile music scene. If you want me to check out your band or do an interview, just get at me.
Here’s a little blurb from the interwebs:
Vetiver – Chrysopogon zizanioides (previously Vetiveria zizanioides) is a perennial grass of the Poaceae family, native to India. The name comes from Tamil. In western and northern India, it is popularly known as khus, giving the earlier English names cuscus, cuss cuss, kuss-kuss grass, etc. In Marathi it is called Wala (वाळा) Vetiver can grow up to 1.5 meters high and form clumps as wide. The stems are tall and the leaves are long, thin, and rather rigid; the flowers are brownish purple. Unlike most grasses, which form horizontally spreading mat-like root systems, vetiver’s roots grow downward, 2–4 meters in depth. Vetiver is closely related to other fragrant grasses such as Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus), citronella (Cymbopogon nardus, C. winterianus), and Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii). Though it originates in India, vetiver is widely cultivated in the tropical regions of the world. The world’s major producers include Haiti, India, Java, and Réunion.
Oh shit, that’s not about the band. Here we go:
…Tight Knit’s arrangements are rather tightly wound, with the album’s soothing vibe finely calibrated enough to excuse an outlying foray into languid funk (“Another Reason to Go”). Former Vetiver collaborator Devendra Banhart once proposed the term naturalismo for the music coming out of San Francisco’s modern folk scene…