City Paper is not for tourists
Wet doesn’t yet have an extensive discography, but the synth-pop trio’s convincing croons earn its two EPs a listen. Singer Kelly Zutrau has an undeniable ability to overwhelm your senses with flawless lilts. Flanked by guitarist Marty Sulkow and drummer Joe Valle, Zutrau completes Wet, a name formed by the first letter of each musician’s former band. Wet’s lyrics drip with lust, longing, and sultry echoes. If you’re missing someone, yearn for someone, or just want to pretend you’re in a tortuous relationship, Wet can get you there. Each word is ideally placed between sometimes slow and contemplative drum beats and thoughtful strums. When Zutrau sings “I still feel lonely when you hold me” on “You’re the Best,” one of Wet’s early tracks, she proves that the band’s haunting arrangements can keep a fan or new listener holding on to every last word and beat. Wet performs with Kelsey Lu at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW. $15. (202) 588-1889. ustreetmusichall.com.