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EDITORS’ NOTES

Give thanks to the jerk who broke Kelly Zutrau’s heart. The Wet vocalist’s romantic misadventures have inspired a gorgeous album quietly ablaze with feeling. Her voice—sturdy, inviting and on plaintive closer “These Days”, fairly remarkable—has plenty to work with. Multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow wrap Zutrau up in a sonic blanket: all pretty guitar licks, woozy synths and crisp beats. The stately “Deadwater” is a sumptuous highlight, “Island” reboots fluttery ‘90s R&B, while “It’s All in Vain”, “Weak” and “Move Me” all perfectly capture the shaky resolve of a broken heart in repair.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Give thanks to the jerk who broke Kelly Zutrau’s heart. The Wet vocalist’s romantic misadventures have inspired a gorgeous album quietly ablaze with feeling. Her voice—sturdy, inviting and on plaintive closer “These Days”, fairly remarkable—has plenty to work with. Multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow wrap Zutrau up in a sonic blanket: all pretty guitar licks, woozy synths and crisp beats. The stately “Deadwater” is a sumptuous highlight, “Island” reboots fluttery ‘90s R&B, while “It’s All in Vain”, “Weak” and “Move Me” all perfectly capture the shaky resolve of a broken heart in repair.

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About Wet

Soulful electronic indie trio Wet formed in Brooklyn around 2012. Prior to that, musicians Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow, along with singer Kelly Zutrau, had recorded a few casual demos together while they were all attending school in New York before Valle split for Los Angeles and Zutrau went to Rhode Island. The three friends reconvened in Brooklyn and began working in earnest on the material that would eventually feature on their debut EP. Through Zutrau's warm vocals and an affinity for '90s R&B, they injected some quiet soul into their minimalist, electronic indie pop. Their understated self-titled EP, a four-song collection of gentle breakup songs, was released by Neon Gold in October 2013 to immediate hype. A series of CMJ performances followed and they joined CHVRCHES for a string of shows as well. The nuanced singles "Deadwater" and "You're the Best" were issued in 2015 as Wet prepared their debut album for Columbia. Don't You was eventually released in early 2016. ~ Timothy Monger

  • ORIGIN
    Brooklyn, NY
  • FORMED
    2012

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