Wallows singers/guitarists Braeden Lemasters, Dylan Minnette, and drummer Cole Preston have been playing in groups together since they were 11, starting out at a San Fernando Valley music program, Join the Band.
Nearly a decade later, the trio are about to release their major label debut on Atlantic Records, Spring, a collection of six new songs that wear their pop-rock hearts on their collective sleeves featuring Pictures of Girls and These Days. Inspired equally by their adopted love of classic rock (Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Stones), alt/indie faves (The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, St. Vincent, Alvvays) and their own idiosyncratic tastes (which range from Mac DeMarco, [Sandy] Alex G and The Garden to Frank Ocean, Steve Lacy and Tyler, The Creator), Wallows’ fresh new sound revitalizes rock music for a new generation.
The reaction to Pleaser, Uncomfortable, Pulling Leaves off Trees, and Sun Tan was immediate – “Pleaser” picked up more than 5 million streams, landing at #2 on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 Chart and topping KROQ L.A.’s Locals Only playlist. Sold-out shows at L.A.’s The Roxy and Troubadour, San Francisco’s Slim’s and the Mercury Lounge in New York were followed by a headlining national tour that put them in the major labels’ crosshairs, ultimately signing their first recording contract with Atlantic Records.