Posts Tagged ‘Dylan Minnette’

April 11, 2018

Wallows could very well be our favorite new American band, not only because the dashing troupe’s ranks include actor Dylan Minnette, but because their versatile form of indie and alt rock really is that magnificent and contagious. Plus, they’re ace performers too, as I noted when I caught them on the very first show of their very first tour here in San Francisco recently. They were the talk of town at SXSW last month, and now they’ve released a debut EP! The Los Angeles based outfit have put together a six track release named Spring. Previously featureed treats like Pictures Of Girls and These Days are included, alongside a bevy of fine new gems. Let The Sun In features a peppy lilt and a hint of 60s vintage allure in its brassy indie rock. This isn’t the first time that the band has reminded me of Noah and the Whale (who’s best album is also spring related, titled The First Days Of Spring). Wallows takes that Charlie Fink-driven sound and imbues it with honeyed jangling Beatles-like charm. For an array of garage rock, indie rock, and even post-punk imbued bliss, check out Wallows’ full Spring EP, here.

March 24, 2018

I was really hoping I’d get to see Wallows again at one of the many showcases they played at for SXSW last week, but alas, it wasn’t in the stars. But at least I was lucky enough to see them when they sold out the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco earlier this year, and what a show that was, too! The Los Angeles based band, whose ranks include actor Dylan Minnette, stirred the crowd into a frenzy with their infectious songs. Today, Wallows, who are on a fast ascent in the indie scene, return with news of their debut EP Spring as well as a first taste from the record named These Days. Spacey psych rock meets breezy sashaying indie rock on the track. These Days kind of reminds me of Noah and the Whale gone Tame Impala, which is a recipe I quite like, apparently. Wallows debut EP will feature six new songs, all of which I can’t wait to hear. These Days is available from iTunes, here. Follow Wallows on their website, here, for show announcements.

February 24, 2018

Some might think that having a dreamy actor like Dylan Minnette (aka Clay Jensen from Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, among other roles) is a gimmick to bring extra attention to a budding rock band, but this can’t be further from the truth. I had the pleasure of catching Wallows last month on the very first show of their very first tour at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, and they were incredible. Dylan swapped lead vocals with Cole Preston, killed it on guitar, and the whole band put on a fantastic rock show for the packed, sold out crowd. Sure, there were fans there who were obviously present so they could scream their lungs out for Dylan, but even they were obviously caught up in the tide of Wallows’ bona fide music, a contagiously chugging, dusty crunching blend of indie rock and guitar pop. As the deserved buzz continues to rise on Wallows and the band prepare to hit SXSW next month, Wallows shares a new song and video named Pictures Of Girls. Nostalgic curling guitars, propulsive drums, and beach-ready vintage Hollywood charm permeate the peppy tune, lifted from Wallows’ forthcoming Spring EP, due out when else, but spring. Download/stream the fine addition to the blooming outfit’s repertoire, here. Catch Wallows on the rest of their winter tour, details can be found, here. And get ready for a fine night bopping along to their music and some sweet surprise covers, too (keeping mum, not going to spoil it). 

June 2, 2017

I happened to catch part of Prisoners on television the other day again when I realized that the son in the film was played by Dylan Minnette, the dreamy actor whom most would recognize as Clay from Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. Turns out, just like many of his talented Netflix brethren from Stranger Things, Dylan is also a musician. He’s a member of Los Angeles three piece Wallows, who have just released a new single named Sun Tan, a dusty crunching indie rocker with a whole lot of vintage charm. Sun Tan’s effusion of fetching trumpeting come by way of NativetoEarth. Sun Tan follows last month’s Pleaser, also a hooking chugger that channels some early The Strokes in its rhythmic strumming garage rock. Stream pleasing Pleaser below, and let’a all await the new season of 13 Reasons Why and more treats from Wallows together.