Vetiver's Andy Cabic grew up in northern Virginia and spent a few years in Greensboro, North Carolina, playing guitar, writing music and recording as a member of The Raymond Brake, which is where he first met future Vetiver members Trippe and Dunn. After moving to San Francisco, Cabic helped form the rock band Tussle, and at the same time began recruiting other local musicians, friends and confederates, including Colm O'Ciosoig (My Bloody Valentine), Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star), Devendra Banhart, and Joanna Newsom, among others, to record the 2004 debut Vetiver for the Dicristina Stair Builders label.
Vetiver has since gone on to release three more full-length albums, 2006's To Find Me Gone (Dicristina Stair Builders), 2008's Thing of the Past (Gnomonsong Recordings), a collection of cover songs tapping Cabic's deep catalog of inspirations and further illustrating Vetiver's unique aesthetic and 2009's Tight Knit released via Sub Pop and Bella Union. Throughout the band's existence, Cabic has toured the world extensively both in his own right as leader of Vetiver as well as serving as guitarist and singer with his longtime friend Devendra Banhart's various touring ensembles. Cabic is currently writing and recording the band's fifth album with producer Thom Monahan.