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KURE Fest ft. Smallpools & Wet

October 21, 2018, 7:00 PM (CST)

Contact: Mackenzie Coberley / Cory Bock (subne@iastate.edu)
Great Hall, Memorial Union
Doors open at 6pm

TICKETS: $20 ($12 w/ ISU student ID)

Tickets available at midwestix.com now or at the Maintenance Shop Box Office (M-F | 11am-5pm)

Wet

Brooklyn based Wet have returned with a new sound and a new outlook, one informed by lead singer and songwriter Kelly Zutrau taking creative control. From its first measure, their new single "There's a Reason" shows how Wet's new material departs from their more ethereal earlier work. "Reason" is a sauntering ballad that features Zutrau's confident, sun-dappled vocals floating over fellow member Joe Valle’s meticulous arrangements, its chimes and strings underscoring the simple, yet powerful message conveyed in its lyrics.

Wet's second record, out now, is a testament to taking that control and pursuing one's artistic vision—and it also shows how any hiccups that might crop up along the way can make the vision's eventual realization more satisfying. "I knew myself better during the making of this album," says Zutrau, "and it shows."

 

Smallpools

 

After bursting onto the scene with their 4 song self-titled EP, Smallpools has toured to all corners of North America supporting Twenty One Pilots, WALK THE MOON, Neon Trees, Grouplove, and Two Door Cinema Club, as well as playing both Lollapalooza and Firefly Festival. The release of their self-titled debut EP gained them critical acclaim and brought them their national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing their debut single "Dreaming" which was produced by Captain Cuts. You can hear watch the music video for "Dreaming" here, which has over 10 million views, and counting.

On August 4th, 2017, Smallpools released their latest EP titled, “The Science of Letting Go” via Kobalt
Music Group. They performed that same night in celebration of the release to an eager sold out crowd in
Los Angeles. The EP has garnered over 20M streams on Spotify since its release. A video for the single
“Passenger Side” was filmed and directed by modern dance icon Phillip Chbeeb (Ed Sheeran, Step Up
Revolution). 2017 also saw the band supporting Misterwives on their “Connect the Dots” North American
tour.

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