“I feel like we’re halfway done with the next album already,” Wet singer Kelly Zutrau told The Fader last December, just before releasing Wet’s debut LP Don’t You. It seems that we’re getting our first taste of what that album might sound like with “The Middle” and “Turn Away,” two new tracks just released by the Brooklyn indie-pop band.
In a statement, Wet said:
[These songs are] about being stuck in in-between places on a few levels. Being in the ambiguous place between the end of a relationship and whatever is next. Our country being between presidents and feeling the collective anxiety while everyone waits to see what kind of place this is going to be in the next few years. Being between album cycles right now but still touring on Don’t You. Everything feels very up in the air.
With the same emotional vocals, foggy synthesizer atmosphere and catchy hooks that have come to characterize Wet’s music, these are two tracks about dissatisfaction that still leave listeners feeling gratified.
Listen to “The Middle” and “Turn Away” below, and beneath that, check out Wet’s upcoming tour dates. Check out our Best of What’s Next write-up on Wet from last year here.
Wet Tour Dates:
21 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
22 – Montreal, Quebec @ L’Astral
23 – Toronto, Ontario @ Mod Club
26 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
27 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Triple Rock
31 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos
1 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
2 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Imperial
4 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Mezzanine
5 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Fonda Theatre
7 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Irenic
10 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada
11 – Austin, Texas @ Antone’s
13 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit/In
14 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
15 – Athens, Ga. @ Caledonia Lounge
16 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
17 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
19 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall