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Columbia Records is proud to announce Don’t You, the long-anticipated album from the trio of friends known as Wet. An astonishingly lucid and heart-wrenching collection of 11 tracks, the album is slated for a Fall release. The lead single, Deadwater,” debuted on Annie Mac’s influential BBC Radio 1 show

“Deadwater” is the first musical offering from the forthcoming project and the follow up to their auspicious debut, the Wet EP.  Wet, comprised of singer-songwriter Kelly Zutrau, and multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow, make songs that resist easy categorization and invite every listener to bask in its intimate glow.

But despite their wide-ranging sensibilities, Wet never compromises its core: sturdy pop songwriting and piercing lyrics.

The album, almost entirely self-produced, was written during a period of solitude in a rented house in Western Massachusetts last year. Wet works together as a trio on every aspect of the album; Joe and Marty work on all aspects of the album’s instrumentation; they take Kelly’s demos and arrange them to perfection.

The trio met through mutual friends as college students in New York City in 2007. After a few years of informal dabbling, they began officially making music as Wet during the summer of 2012, an especially aimless and emotionally turbulent period.. After releasing a few songs on SoundCloud — like “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl,” a weak-kneed but strong-headed breakup ballad — they quickly began attracting attention, sometimes from unexpected places before releasing their critically acclaimed debut EP Wet in May 2014.

“Weak” from Wet’s upcoming album ‘Don’t You’

WET – ” All The Ways “

Posted: January 10, 2016 in MUSIC
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With their debut album coming out January 29th and their first headline tour getting underway on January 24th, 2016 is about to be a very special year for Wet. It feels as if we’ve been waiting years for the trio’s debut album, but the anticipation might just make the payoff that much sweeter. The music that we’ve heard so far from “Don’t You” has been consistently stellar, and on “All The Ways” Wet don’t alter their winning formula.


Kelly Zutrau’s silken vocals (which come across brilliantly live—make sure you see Wet on tour if you can!) are the song’s centerpiece, but the spare arrangements and subtle vocal layering and effects make it extra special. Thanks to Wet, 2016 is off to a good musical start.


Released January 29th via Columbia Records

Why We’re Excited Wet  have been waiting nearly three years for the trio to drop a full-length LP. Finally, followers will get what they’ve been wishing for with the impending release of the band’s major label debut.

With just one EP in 2013, the previously Brooklyn-based Western Massachusetts outfit endeared listeners with their R&B-tinged synthpop on tracks like “You’re the Best” and “Don’t Wanna Be Your Girl”. That latter track resurfaces on “Don’t You”, but has been reworked to reflect the band’s lusher atmospheres. Minimalism still plays a role in Wet’s sound, but so does intricate layering.


The undeniably lovely “Dead Water” was the first track to introduce their expanding sound, followed by the achingly beautiful “Weak”. Loss is still as much of a theme as ever, as evident on “Its All In Vain”. It turns out all that time between the EP and LP has given the band time to let their music become fully formed so that, as frontwoman Kelly Zutrau put it, they could “feel good about these songs and not finish until they were perfect.” We’ll see how perfect they can make it when Don’t You is a constant on your turntable. For all the wintry and sultry tones here, the cooling, smeared R&B that Kelly Zutrau, Marty Sulkow, and Joe Valle make as Wet is ideal for humid months. As the summer stretched on, Don’t You became one of my favorite things to listen to in the, a mirage of stillness in a frantic midday moment.

WET – ” You’re The Best “

Posted: August 2, 2015 in MUSIC
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“You’re The Best” from Wet’s upcoming album ‘Don’t You’, Thr track previously appeared on Wet‘s impressive 2014 eponymous EP. In preparation for their upcoming debut full length, “Don’t You”, the group has re-recorded the track as well as supplied fans some slick new visuals, set in their local roller rink.

“One night we were just at the mall skating and I took a video of Joe doing a trick and we realized it would make the perfect video for ‘You’re The Best.’”

Don’t You is due out soon via Columbia Records.