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New Music – Wet, Sirena, Dead Times

A brace of new music arrivals from Los Angeles plus one from Stockholm


Thu, Dec 19, 2013, 13:42


Here are the latest New Music selections from the On The Record column in tomorrow’s edition of The Ticket. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.


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.

Dead Times

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.