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Surf-Psych Trio the Wytches Play Mercury Lounge Tonight

July 24th, 2014

Kristian Bell (vocals and guitar), Gianni Honey (drums) and Daniel Rumsey (bass and vocals) have been making doomy yet infectious music as the Wytches for three years. Based on the south coast of England, the surf-psych trio began to gain a following in the U.K.—including shout-outs from the Guardian and NME—thanks in part to the release of their debut single, “Digsaw,” and because of their mesmerizing live shows. They’ve since put out an EP and several singles, and ahead of the arrival of their debut full-length, Annabel Dream Reader, next month, they’re finally coming to New York City. See the Wytches (above, doing “Robe for Juda,” and below, covering “All That She Wants” for Transmitter) play the late show tonight at Mercury Lounge. Multi-instrumentalist Ian Jacobs opens the show as Monograms.