Every once in a while I feel that if a person is in the right physical place and state of mind, they can reach a truly unique and heightened sense of outward perspective. This feeling of slight euphoria seems like an out of body experience. It allows you to immerse yourself in the surroundings and full heartedly enjoy that specific moment. To us at Scrimshaw, this is the catching lightning in a bottle feeling we are searching with every story and experience. This unique feeling of softness and visceral comfort was felt recently as we watched, listened and photographed the beauty that is the band, Wet.
Wet, is an “aspirational pop” band, who originated in Brooklyn, NY but has taken over the indie airwaves. The band’s melodically clean beats combined with beautiful electric riffs and a front woman who’s voice makes you feel all the feels, is something that everyone needs to experience at least once.
The band consists of Kelly Zutrau, Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow, and together they can actually create more than just music, they can create an experience. Not only does this experience bring about beautiful music, but lyrically, Wet can bring you to your knees, with an emotional magnitude only comparable to your first kiss.
Our viewing, listening, and photographing experience was intimate as Wet connected everyone in the audience through their music. The benefit of any artist engaging on that level with fans is that there is a tendency for the listeners to reciprocate. Wet, releasing two songs, “The Middle” and “Turn Away”, only a week before this concert, was met with the crowd singing every word, leaving the band stunned and ecstatic. Connecting on that level is something most bands dream of, but Wet is not any normal band. Some musicians gather this kind of connection and energy through movement and activity on stage, but Wet fits their ever-cool personality with gorgeous lighting and powerfully comfortable stances, losing themselves in their music.
Here at Scrimshaw we pry ourselves on cultivating a vibe and creating a collective of experiences that people can enjoy. We fully hope that you go out of your way to listen and experience Wet in the fullest. Do yourself a favor and take a moment out of your day to really just clear your mind and immerse yourself in their music and we guarantee you will get something special back in return.