BOOT & SADDLE

1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Wet

Wet

Ami Dang

Tue, October 28, 2014

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

Wet
Wet
Don't You, the long-anticipated album from the trio of friends known as Wet, is an astonishingly lucid and heart-wrenching collection of 11 tracks set to be released digitally and physically January 29, 2016 via Columbia.

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 collaborated intensely with each other on the album while honing in on their individual strengths during the process. Kelly's deeply personal words on Don’t You project sweetness and brutality, confusion and clarity, rawness and polish, naïveté and wisdom. Kelly's naked lyrics, along with her intuitive grasp of familiar chords and pure, catchy song structures place her in a diverse lineage of potent American female singer-songwriters. Joe, meanwhile, has emerged as a brilliant producer, delicately fine-tuning each song and creating uncanny grooves. Marty, the true musician of the group, textures and propels each song forward with some of the strongest guitar playing in indie-pop today.

Wet 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 digitally they quickly began attracting attention, sometimes from unexpected places before releasing their critically acclaimed debut EP Wet in May 2014.

The Fader described Wet as "pure, unhurried... sounds like it was made in the city but good while driving to the country," and social media stars like Kylie Jenner began gushing on Instagram. Critic Sasha Frere-Jones listed "Don't Wanna Be Your Girl" as his favorite song of 2013, describing it as "completely perfect." Interview magazine wrote: "Electronic music has never been this lonely and beautiful."
Ami Dang
Ami Dang (aka Amrita Kaur Dang) from Baltimore, MD projects alternating particles of Indian and American sounds through sitar, vocals, and electronics to create unique and experimental ambient and pop music. As a South Asian-American musician and media artist, she studied Hindustani classical sitar and voice for many years in New Delhi, India and Maryland, completed her B.A. from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Technology in Music and Related Arts.

Her music combines restrictive raga riffs, free-form feedback loops, global samples, and other contemporary techniques to create a universal sound. Her haunting voice consumes a space with both tension and ease while conveying tones from the hopeful to the dismal.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com