Wallows

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Wallows
Wallows Approved Press Photo from Warner Music Atlantic.jpg
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, Southern California, U.S.
Genres
Years active2017 (2017)–present
LabelsAtlantic
WebsiteOfficial website
Members

The Wallows is an American rock band based in Los Angeles composed of Braeden Lemasters, Cole Preston, and Dylan Minnette. The band began releasing songs independently in April 2017 starting with "Pleaser", which reached number two on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart. In 2018, they signed a record deal with Atlantic Records and released their major label debut extended play Spring. Their debut studio album, Nothing Happens, was released in 2019 and included the single "Are You Bored Yet?".

History[edit]

The band's three members—Braeden Lemasters (guitar and vocals), Cole Preston (drums), and Dylan Minnette (guitar and vocals)—first formed a musical group as children in a music program: GigMasterz in Keyboard Galleria Music Center (Southern California), they were called "Join the Band". Over the course of the next decade, the three performed together using different band names. They also played the 2011 Warped Tour.[4][5]

In April 2017, the band released their first single under the Wallows moniker, "Pleaser".[6][7] The song would eventually reach number two on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart and number one on the KROQ Locals Only playlist.[5] In May 2017, Wallows released a second single, "Sun Tan",[8] and began playing live shows in the Los Angeles area, selling out The Roxy and the Troubadour.[9] Their third single, "Uncomfortable", was released in September 2017.[10]

In November 2017, their song, "Pulling Leaves Off Trees", was premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show.[11] That month, the band also announced their first headlining North American tour that would run from January to March 2018.[12] The tour started in San Francisco on January 24.[4][13] In February 2018, the band announced that they had signed to Atlantic Records and were planning to release their major label debut EP, Spring, in April 2018. They also released a new single, "Pictures of Girls", their first on Atlantic.[14] The song was chosen as a "Critical Cut" by SiriusXM Alt Nation.[15]

Wallows ended their North American tour at South by Southwest in March 2018.[12][16] Later in the month, they released a second track from Spring titled "These Days".[16] The EP was released on April 6, 2018 by Atlantic Records and was produced by John Congleton.[17][18]

On February 1, 2019, Wallows released the single "Are You Bored Yet?" featuring Clairo. This song is a part of their debut album, Nothing Happens, released on March 22, 2019. A subsequent music video was also released on this day with a cameo of Noah Centineo and Kaitlyn Dever.[19]

Members[edit]

  • Dylan Minnette – vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards (2017–present)
  • Braeden Lemasters – vocals, lead guitar, bass guitar (2017–present)
  • Cole Preston – drums, backing vocals (2017–present)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of LPs with selected album details
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[20]
Nothing Happens 75

EPs[edit]

List of EPs with selected album details
Title Details
Spring
  • Released: April 6, 2018 (US)
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: Digital download, LP, CD

Singles[edit]

List of singles showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Alt.

[21]
US
Rock

[22]
"Pleaser" 2017 Non-album singles
"Sun Tan"
"Uncomfortable"
"Pulling Leaves Off Trees"
"Pictures of Girls" 2018 39 Spring
"These Days"
"Underneath the Streetlights in the Winter Outside Your House" Non-album singles
"1980s Horror Film II"
"Drunk on Halloween"
"Are You Bored Yet?"
(featuring Clairo)
2019 33 Nothing Happens
"Scrawny"
"Sidelines"
"Trust Fall" / "Just Like a Movie" Non-album single

Tour[edit]

Nothing Happens Tour
Local Date
Coachella, Indio, CA
  • 04/13/2019
  • 04/20/2019
Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
  • 04/22/2019
Venue Nightclub, Vancouver, Canada
  • 04/23/2019
Neumos, Seattle, WA
  • 04/24/2019
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
  • 04/26/2019
  • 04/27/2019
House of Blues Dallas, Dallas, TX (cancelled tour bus fire)
  • 04/30/2019
Scoot Inn, Austin, TX
  • 05/01/2019
Warehouse Live, Houston, TX
  • 05/02/2019
Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta, GA
  • 05/04/2019
The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
  • 05/04/2019
Unio Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
  • 05/06/2019
09:30 Club, Washington, DC
  • 05/07/2019
The Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO 05/18/2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Wallows - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved April 11, 2019. By the time Los Angeles' Wallows began releasing music under that name in 2017, they had established an '80s-influenced sound with hints of post-punk, synth pop, and power pop as well as more down-to-earth contemporary bedroom pop.
  2. ^ Silver, Michael (February 1, 2019). "Wallows Announce Debut Album & World Tour: Watch 'Are You Bored Yet?' Video Starring Noah Centineo, More". Billboard. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Wass, Mike. "Wallows On Taking Risks, Their Debut LP & "Pictures Of Girls" Theories: Interview". Idolator. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b Spuhler, Robert (January 17, 2018). "Breakout band Wallows kicks off headlining tour in SF". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Hudelson, Molly (November 21, 2017). "Wallows release new single 'Pulling Leaves Off Trees'". Substream Magazine. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  6. ^ Elizabeth, De (April 13, 2017). "13 Reasons Why's Dylan Minnette Announces Band's First Single". Teen Vogue. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  7. ^ Gore, Sydney (April 13, 2017). "'13 Reasons Why' You're Going To Love Wallows". Nylon. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  8. ^ Ersoy, Laura (May 22, 2017). "Wallows - Sun Tan". Euphoria. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  9. ^ Garcia, Kelsey (May 10, 2017). "We Need to Talk About Dylan Minnette's Band — Because It's Really Good!". PopSugar. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  10. ^ Hudelson, Molly (September 14, 2017). "Prepare to get 'Uncomfortable' with Wallows' new single". Substream Magazine. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  11. ^ Howard, Lindsay (November 16, 2017). "Hear Wallows' Breezy New Track 'Pulling Leaves Off Trees'". Variance. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  12. ^ a b Otero, Gabriela (November 29, 2017). "NEW ARTIST DISCOVERY: Young Alt-Rock Trio Wallows Releases New Single & 2018 Tour Dates". Ones to Watch. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  13. ^ Jackson, Hannah (February 3, 2018). "Indie Act Wallows Ignites Velvet Jones". Daily Nexus. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  14. ^ Hudelson, Molly (February 27, 2018). "Wallows sign to Atlantic Records; release 'Pictures Of Girls'". Substream Magazine. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  15. ^ Mohaghegh, Neelu (March 23, 2018). "Wallows Releases Nostalgic Single "These Days" Worth Not Missing". Verge Campus. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  16. ^ a b Howard, Lindsay (March 26, 2018). "Listen to Wallows' Summery New Track 'These Days'". Variance. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  17. ^ Gore, Sydney (April 6, 2018). "Wallows Lead Us To Believe That Spring Is Really Here". MTV. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  18. ^ Helman, Peter (April 5, 2018). "Wallows – '1980s Horror Film'". Stereogum. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  19. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  20. ^ "Wallows Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  21. ^ "Wallows Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  22. ^ "Wallows Chart History: Hot Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved February 19, 2019.

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