San Diego Psychedelic Outfit Wild Wild Wets Release New Single “Holding”; New Album ‘Love Always’ Out On May 28
San Diego Psych-Rock-Outfit Wild Wild Wets
Release New Single “Holding”
New Album ‘Love Always’ Out May 27
Album mastered by Howie Weinberg
(Nirvana, Gorillaz, Pixies)
Band Playing Record Release Show at the Casbah on May 21
San Diego’s Wild Wild Wets are debuting “Holding” the next single off their upcoming new album ‘Love Always.’
Pressed on 180 gram “Heart String Pink” vinyl. As well as a limited edition of hand-numbered 180 gram Iridescent “Starberry Jelly” vinyl.
The band will be performing songs off the album at San Diego’s Casbah on May 21, where they will be accompanied by a dazzling light show by @strangerliquids. Get tickets at https://seetickets.us/sandiegofreakoutcasbah.
Poster art: @andrew_mcgranahan
Co-frontman Taejon Romanik (along with bandmate Mike Turi) calls the track and companion music video, “A sultry, sexy, surfy, tale of holding in feelings and still holding your head up high. Holding closest to what’s most important. Initially recorded in the summer of 2019 before the world went upside down, we decided through the pandemic on ‘Holding’ off to release this album for when the “summer of love” could finally bloom again. ‘Love Always’ was always intended as a spring and summer release and this year it’s finally time.”
Recorded at Singing Serpent Studios, in San Diego, CA by Grammy- nominated engineer Matt Van Allen (Anoushka Shankar) with Emmy award-winning video director JeanCarlo Mendez, and mastered by Howie Weinberg (Nirvana – ‘Nevermind’), ‘Love Always’ marks the band’s first full-length release in 4 years.
Fronted by Mike Turi + Taejon Romanik, WWWets has been an underground Southern California staple for 10 years. Best known for delivering a dark and dancy psych party with their live performances, the band has earned a loyal following via rapturous performances at local clubs and festival stages.
Their first album in 2015, ’14th Floor,’ was pressed on vinyl from a label out of Bordeaux, France. Dubbed as “the french press LP,” it showcased their diverse sound and earned them a San Diego Music Award for ‘Best Album.’
Their second album, 2018’s ‘PRISOM,’ was a darker collection of songs that pushed more of a story and featured guitarist Romanik more in the foreground, giving the album a deeper, grungier, more velvety atmosphere.
Since then, the band has released one 7″ record and 3 digital singles. one of which (2019’s “The Fix”) features Jason Crane of Rocket From The Crypt on trumpet and congas.
While the world had paused at the beginning of 2020, the members off Wild Wild Wets have been taking their time with finishing their 3rd full-length album, ‘Love Always.’ This time they went out of their comfort zone to make this record, telling stories of light and dark, love and loss; collaborating with some of the best recording, mixing, and mastering engineers in the genre.
In the weeks leading up to the release, 4 singles are scheduled to come out with new music videos to accompany them, including singer-keyboardist Mike Turi’s first self-animated video for “The Seer.”
They are gearing up to have a great summer starting off with a blowout release party on May 21st at the legendary Casbah in San Diego, where they’ll be hosting one of their epic San Diego Freak Out mini-fests that they’ve been throwing since 2013.
Turi states, “We cannot wait to get lost in the liquid lights with our wild-wildlings.”
‘Love Always’ Production Notes:
Mastered by Howie Weinberg in Los Angeles (Nirvana – ‘Nevermind’)
Mixed by Daniel Thomas Moore (Latin Grammy winner)
Engineered by Matt VanAllen (Big Fish Studios)
Phase Assistant – Ben Moore (Singing Serpent Studios)
Produced by JeanCarlo Mendez (Emmy & AVA Award Winning Video Director, long time Jazz, Classical, & Indie Rock producer
Backup Vox – Shelbi Bennett (Baby Bushka, Midnight Pine, Havenauts)
Artwork – Andrew McGranahan
Check out the band’s previous music videos
Photo Credit: Matthew Tolk