It just occurred to us that we have no idea about the current state of freak-folk. Remember freak-folk? Everyone had beards, but not like the Bon Iver beard or the Doug Martsch beard — no, like that big, scary Devendra Banhardt beard that always seemed to be flirting with ZZ Top-beard status. Vetiver was always opening for all the biggest bands in the little sub-genre — always the weird, mystical bridesmaid, as they say, and they were secretly, quietly much better than most of them. Presumably they still are?