Wild Wild Wets are a rollicking garage-psych band from San Diego. The first time I heard them, I was tipsy and standing in a beer garden while they performed across the grounds at Desert Daze 2015. At one point, I excitedly sprinted out of the beer garden with two full beers, but was made to chug them both by the security guard before I could jump into the front pit. I almost puked. The second time I saw Wild Wild Wets, they ripped through an epic, 10-minute cover of the Yardbirds’ “For Your Love” at one of their San Diego Freak Out shows, leaving the crowd absolutely enthralled. They’re one of the most exciting rising bands in the modern psych movement, and their last album Prisom was a highlight of 2018.
Now the band has unveiled a vibrant music video for Prisom highlight “Over/Under.” Here, the band members are blindfolded in the back of a van as it cruises through the desert. A mysterious man in leather drags them into a clearing and menacingly snaps polaroids, while footage of the band performing the track in a spirited haze is spliced in. It’s a raw, heady and disorienting video clip that perfectly matches the track’s pummeling, rambunctious vibe. Wild Wild Wets are currently at work on their third LP, and are readying a handful of singles for release later this year. When new material from them surfaces, we’ll be sure to bring you full coverage. In the meantime, watch the video for “Over/Under” below.