The Portland-based band Wet Fruit has released their self-titled debut on Seattle’s Halfshell Records. Formed by drummer Papi Fimbres and guitarist Charles Salas-Humara after their previous band Sun Angle went on hiatus, the improvisational duo quickly sought roots by adding guitarist/vocalist Elaina Tardif and bassist/vocalist Rebecca Rasmussen.
On their debut effort, the group combines their post-punk leanings with touches of psych and shoegaze making for propulsive and hypnotic music. Coupled with soaring vocal harmonies, this is one of those hard to classify gems you might stumble upon at your favorite record store. Not quite sure what you have in your hands, you go home to find your gamble has paid off in sonic gold. – Iggy Pot ( liveeyetv.org )