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Despite forming less than a year ago, Wallows members Braeden Lemasters, Dylan Minnette and Cole Preston have been playing music together for nearly a decade. The connection is evident in their solid, high-energy live performances. Wallows have just wrapped up a series of sold-out shows at LA's The Roxy and Troubadour, Slim's in San Francisco, Constellation Room in Santa Ana and Mercury Lounge in New York City. Wallows are currently writing and prepping new tracks with plans to release more new music soon.
Wallows sound, an amalgam 90s era alt-rock with a younger modern twist, has received critical attention from Entertainment Weekly, Refinery29 and Teen Vogue. NYLON declared the band's track "Pleaser" an "upbeat, lo-fi indie rock anthem that will have you head-banging into the weekend" and in late May Zane Lowe gave "Sun Tan" its radio debut on Beats1. "Pleaser" has amassed over 5 million collective streams and soared to #2 on Spotify's Global Viral 50 Chart. “Pleaser” has remained a permanent fixture on KROQ’s Locals Only playlist, a collection of the best local music coming out of LA and OC, holding the #1 spot for 2 weeks straight.
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