Vetiver was formed in San Francisco in 2002. The band released their self-titled debut album in 2004 on the small indie folk label DiCristina. Since the album’s release, Vetiver has toured extensively, opening for and collaborating with Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom. Vetiver released another album, To Find Me Gone, on DiCristina in 2006. Banhart and Cabic also launched their own label, Gnomonsong Recordings, releasing Jana Hunter’s Blank Unstaring Heirs of Doom in 2005 and There’s No Home in 2007. The label also released in 2008 Vetiver’s Thing of the Past, a collection of cover songs that have influenced Cabic’s aesthetic.
The band shared the bill with Vashti Bunyan on her US tour in early 2007. Over the years, the band has toured with artists like Fleet Foxes,The Shins, and Fruit Bats, and Wilco.