Wet Satin share new single 'Colored Tongues' and announce debut self-titled album out Aug 12 via Fuzz Club. New project from former Lumerians members.
Californian electronic/experimental duo Wet Satin (comprised of Jason Miller and Marc Melzer) are today announcing their self-titled debut album, due out August 12th on Fuzz Club, and sharing new single ‘Colored Tongues’. Stream it below and pre-order the LP here.
Taking a step away from the brain-frying space-rock/psych wig-outs harnessed in their 15 years playing together in Lumerians, Wet Satin deals in what the duo call "Kosmische Tropicale" – an expression of reverence and enthusiasm growing from a long-time shared obsession with lost Cosmic Disco, Cumbia, Afrofunk and Library Music records. “We wanted to make something fun. Not too serious, but not frivolous either. Something that paid respect to its influences by adding a square to the quilt rather than trying to make a replica."
On ‘Colored Tongues’, which follows their recent debut single ‘WitchKraft Singles’, Miller says: “Colored Tongues is a really good example of what we intend to make and what we end up making, rarely staying the same. We had been listening to lots of sleazy off-brand Italo Disco and Euro Disco playlists, partially influenced by watching EXP TV, so that backbone is kind of there, but our process is more of a mood-driven play by feel approach rather than cerebral and organized, so the song veers off into other influences in a stream of consciousness way.”
Wet Satin is a new project that got underway when Miller and Melzer disbanded Lumerians in 2020 and then proceeded to suddenly have a lot of unplanned downtime for some reason. Borne out of a desire to offer up a more uplifting and hedonistic respite from our reigning hellscape, Miller says of Wet Satin’s intentions:
“We started writing this album during a pretty bleak and heavy time, which I guess sort of sounds like ‘we started writing this album on a Wednesday’ now, but that's sort of the point too. There's an endless buffet of suffering you have a lifetime pass to gorge yourself on whenever you want it, but there's also a lesser-known dance club attached where you can work off some of those doom calories. Music has the ability to alter your environment and take you somewhere else. We genuinely had a lot of fun writing and recording this. The process fell somewhere in between over-indulgence and necessary catharsis, but it achieved a kind of balance in the end. It's a travel brochure for a very specifically peculiar psychological terrain. We think you'll have fun there. Try the hot springs.”