New Music – Wet, Sirena, Dead Times
A brace of new music arrivals from Los Angeles plus one from Stockholm
New York trio by way of Los Angeles, Wet’s four track EP from earlier in 2013 gets better and better with every listen. Right now, “Dreams” is the track on repeat, but the other hushed, minimal, tender tunes are just as alluring. One for your 2014 list.
Born in Barcelona and resident in Stockholm, Elsa Carmona lands another slam-dunk with new track “Don’t Fear the Water”. A tune with fully-realised pop swing and soul panache, it’s hugely captivating and augers well for future steps. Carmona herself calls it “a choir of mermaids”. Riiiiight.
Los Angeles dreamers continue their innings with a glorious cover of “Baby”, an old tune from Donnie and Joe Emerson. Put this with previous tunes like “Feel” and “Inner Gold” and you’ve really something to be reckoned with from Calvin Markus and Travis Bunn.