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Background information
OriginLos Angeles
Years active2017 (2017)–present
WebsiteOfficial website

Wallows are an American indie rock band based in Los Angeles composed of Braeden Lemasters, Cole Preston, and Dylan Minnette. They are signed to Atlantic Records. The band began releasing songs independently in April 2017 starting with "Pleaser," which reached #2 on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart. They released their major label debut EP, Spring, on April 6, 2018.


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 in Southern California 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.[1][2]

In April 2017, the band released their first single under the Wallows moniker, "Pleaser."[3][4] The song would eventually reach #2 on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart and #1 on the KROQ Locals Only playlist.[2] In May 2017, Wallows released a second single, "Sun Tan,"[5] and began playing live shows in the Los Angeles area, selling out The Roxy and the Troubadour.[6] Their third single, "Uncomfortable," was released in September 2017.[7]

In November 2017, their song, "Pulling Leaves Off Trees," was premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show.[8] That month, the band also announced their first headlining North American tour that would run from January to March 2018.[9] The tour started in San Francisco on January 24.[1][10] 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.[11] The song was chosen as a "Critical Cut" by SiriusXM Alt Nation.[12]

Wallows ended their North American tour at South by Southwest in March 2018.[9][13] Later in the month, they released a second track from Spring entitled "These Days."[13] The EP was released on April 6, 2018 by Atlantic Records and was produced by John Congleton.[14][15]


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



List of EPs with selected album details
Title Details


List of singles showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Pleaser" 2017 Non-album single
"Sun Tan"
"Pulling Leaves Off Trees"
"Pictures of Girls" 2018 Spring
"These Days"
"It's Only Right"
"Let The Sun In"
"1980s Horror Film"
"Underneath the Streetlights in the Winter Outside Your House" Non-album single
"1980's Horror Film II"
"Drunk on Halloween"


  1. ^ a b Spuhler, Robert (January 17, 2018). "Breakout band Wallows kicks off headlining tour in SF". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Hudelson, Molly (November 21, 2017). "Wallows release new single "Pulling Leaves Off Trees"". Substream Magazine. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Elizabeth, De (April 13, 2017). "13 Reasons Why's Dylan Minnette Announces Band's First Single". Teen Vogue. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Gore, Sydney (April 13, 2017). "'13 Reasons Why' You're Going To Love Wallows". Nylon. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Ersoy, Laura (May 22, 2017). "Wallows - Sun Tan". Euphoria. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  6. ^ Garcia, Kelsey (May 10, 2017). "We Need to Talk About Dylan Minnette's Band — Because It's Really Good!". PopSugar. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  7. ^ Hudelson, Molly (September 14, 2017). "Prepare to get "Uncomfortable" with Wallows' new single". Substream Magazine. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  8. ^ Howard, Lindsay (November 16, 2017). "Hear Wallows' Breezy New Track 'Pulling Leaves Off Trees'". Variance. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Jackson, Hannah (February 3, 2018). "Indie Act Wallows Ignites Velvet Jones". Daily Nexus. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  11. ^ Hudelson, Molly (February 27, 2018). "Wallows sign to Atlantic Records; release "Pictures Of Girls"". Substream Magazine. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  12. ^ Mohaghegh, Neelu (March 23, 2018). "Wallows Releases Nostalgic Single "These Days" Worth Not Missing". Verge Campus. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  13. ^ a b Howard, Lindsay (March 26, 2018). "Listen to Wallows' Summery New Track 'These Days'". Variance. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  14. ^ Gore, Sydney (April 6, 2018). "Wallows Lead Us To Believe That Spring Is Really Here". MTV. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  15. ^ Helman, Peter (April 5, 2018). "Wallows – "1980s Horror Film"". Stereogum. Retrieved April 9, 2018.

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