Wet Hair

The Floating World

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Wharf Cat

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With The Floating World, Wet Hair return to the spotlight with a kinetic collection of 6 sizable tracks that represent their most exciting and beautifully-produced efforts to date. On their latest (the trio’s first release since 2012’s Spill Into Atmosphere LP), the Iowa City-based veterans revitalize their hybrid psych / krautrock sound, masterfully working shimmering synths swells and fiery drum and bass grooves into pointed explorations of growth and texture. Working in a style that has traditionally drawn excitement from longwinded sonic build-ups, Wet Hair keenly sculpt their jams so the electric musicality only highlights the pop vocal leads. Tracks like “Dear Danae” and “Revealing” revel in their allusion to noise-pop of the aughts, offering up simple, ear worm melodies that shine in the frantic orchestration. “Endless Procession”, the record’s 8-minute long jaunt, works through a haze of twittering synths toward the ultimate goal of full-blown catharsis and ensuing decay. Meanwhile, cuts like “Through The Night” and “Lift The Stone” show off Wet Hair’s rock-solid rhythm section as they syncopate and shred support for crunchy synth melodies. Years in the making, The Floating World oozes a self-evident aura of quality and craftsmanship as Wet Hair serve up some of the brightest gems in their already expansive catalog.

TRACK LISTING

Dear Danae
Lift The Stone
Endless Procession
Black Paint
Revealed
Through The Night
Ice Cream

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