Whenever I’m given the opportunity to control the music in a social situation that doesn’t involve a dance floor, I find myself sharing Wet with whoever is lucky enough to be in earshot, habitually converting others into fans of the Brooklyn trio.
Last month when I wrote about them, I said it felt as if Wet was “cheating” when it came to their debut single, “U Da Best.” Every bit of the song, whether it be the electronic-but-folksy vocals, the delicately restrained instrumentation or the xx-esque rhythms that float in throughout the track, fits so seamlessly into the lament of a song that it feels too good to be true.
With B-side “Bad Idea,” which sheds light on their more Rilo Kiley-ish tendencies, they’ve established themselves as a group worth checking out. If you’re in NYC, you’re lucky, because they’re playing at Pianos tonight courtesy of The Wild Honey Pie, and they’re sharing the stage with personal favorites Joywave, How Sad, Mikhael Paskalev and Little Children. There’s not a better way to spend $10 on a Tuesday, so check out the details here.
STREAM: Wet – “U Da Best” / “Bad Idea”