Wallows is an American alternative rock[1] band based in Los Angeles composed of Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters, and Cole Preston. The band began releasing songs independently in April 2017 starting with "Pleaser", which reached number two on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart.

Dylan Minnette(left) Cole Preston(middle) Braeden Lemasters(right)
Dylan Minnette(left) Cole Preston(middle) Braeden Lemasters(right)
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California
Years active2017 (2017)–present

In 2018, Wallows signed a record deal with Atlantic Records and released their major label debut extended play Spring. The band released their debut studio album, Nothing Happens (2019), which featured the single "Are You Bored Yet?", followed by their 2020 extended play Remote.


The band's three members—Braeden Lemasters (guitar and vocals), Cole Preston (guitar and drums), Dylan Minnette (guitar and vocals), and formerly Zack Mendenhall (bass guitar)—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, such as The Feaver and The Narwhals. The group changed their name one last time from The Narwhals to Wallows, as they wanted to go by a more professional name.[5] They also played the 2011 Warped Tour.[6][7]

In April 2017, the band released their first single under the Wallows moniker, "Pleaser".[8][9] The song would eventually reach number two on the Spotify Global Viral 50 chart and number one on the KROQ Locals Only playlist.[7] In May 2017, Wallows released a second single, "Sun Tan",[10] and began playing live shows in the Los Angeles area, selling out The Roxy and the Troubadour.[11] Their third single, "Uncomfortable", was released in September 2017.[12]

In November 2017, their song, "Pulling Leaves Off Trees", was premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show.[13] That month, the band also announced their first headlining North American tour that would run from January to March 2018.[14] The tour started in San Francisco on January 24.[6][15] 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.[16] The song was chosen as a "Critical Cut" by SiriusXM Alt Nation.[17]

Wallows ended their North American tour at South by Southwest in March 2018.[14][18] Later in the month, they released a second track from Spring titled "These Days".[18] The EP was released on April 6, 2018, by Atlantic Records and was produced by John Congleton.[19][20]

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.[21]

Wallows embarked on another leg of their Nothing Happens Tour in February 2020, a continuation of their 2019 Nothing Happens Tour, for 15 additional stops.[22] The band partnered with local, non-profit charities in each of the cities in this leg of the tour such as Project Lazarus and the LGBT Center of Raleigh.[23] Before each show, the band posted a list of donatable items for their attendees to bring (with the incentive of donating being a free Wallows pin) on their social media accounts, and were able to garner a plethora of items to donate after each show.[24] In an interview with 97X, a Tampa radio station, Minnette remarked that the nonprofit organization they partnered with in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Handy Inc., shared that Wallows fans had brought an equivalent of five months worth of supplies to the band's show.[23]


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



List of LPs with selected album details
Title Details Peak chart positions
Nothing Happens 75


List of EPs with selected album details
Title Details Peak chart positions
The Narwhals (as The Narwhals)
  • Released: October 10, 2014
  • Label: independent
  • Formats: Streaming
  • Released: April 6, 2018 (US)
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: Digital download, LP, CD, vinyl record
  • Released: October 23, 2020
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming, LP, CD, vinyl record


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album





"Pleaser" 2017 Non-album singles
"Sun Tan"
"Pulling Leaves Off Trees"
"Pictures of Girls" 2018 39 Spring EP
"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 12 2 16 7 37 59 15 65 Nothing Happens
"Trust Fall" / "Just Like a Movie" Non-album single
"OK"[A] 2020 [B] 28 Remote
"Nobody Gets Me (Like You)"
"Virtual Aerobics"
"Quarterback"[C] 2021
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ "OK" appears on the deluxe version of Remote.
  2. ^ "OK" did not enter the Alternative Songs chart, but peaked at number 24 on the Alternative Digital Song Sales chart.[38]
  3. ^ "Quarterback" appears on the deluxe version of Remote.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nomination Result Ref.
2020 MTV Europe Music Award Best Push Act Themselves Nominated [39][40]
2021 iheart Music Awards Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist Themselves Nominated


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  2. ^ a b c "Wallows – Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved April 11, 2019. By the time Los Angeles' is 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.
  3. ^ "Top 20 Best Rock Bands". Xttrawave. January 14, 2019. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  4. ^ Wass, Mike (May 16, 2018). "Wallows On Taking Risks, Their Debut LP & "Pictures Of Girls" Theories: Interview". Idolator. Retrieved April 11, 2019.
  5. ^ Swift, Kelly (November 5, 2018). "Wallows bandmates grow together, evolve music style". The Reveille. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
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  7. ^ a b Hudelson, Molly (November 21, 2017). "Wallows release new single 'Pulling Leaves Off Trees'". Substream Magazine. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  8. ^ Elizabeth, De (April 13, 2017). "13 Reasons Why's Dylan Minnette Announces Band's First Single". Teen Vogue. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  9. ^ Gore, Sydney (April 13, 2017). "'13 Reasons Why' You're Going To Love Wallows". Nylon. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  10. ^ Ersoy, Laura (May 22, 2017). "Wallows – Sun Tan". Euphoria. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  11. ^ Garcia, Kelsey (May 10, 2017). "We Need to Talk About Dylan Minnette's Band — Because It's Really Good!". PopSugar. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  12. ^ Hudelson, Molly (September 14, 2017). "Prepare to get 'Uncomfortable' with Wallows' new single". Substream Magazine. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  13. ^ Howard, Lindsay (November 16, 2017). "Hear Wallows' Breezy New Track 'Pulling Leaves Off Trees'". Variance. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ Jackson, Hannah (February 3, 2018). "Indie Act Wallows Ignites Velvet Jones". Daily Nexus. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  16. ^ Hudelson, Molly (February 27, 2018). "Wallows sign to Atlantic Records; release 'Pictures Of Girls'". Substream Magazine. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  17. ^ Mohaghegh, Neelu (March 23, 2018). "Wallows Releases Nostalgic Single "These Days" Worth Not Missing". Verge Campus. Archived from the original on February 4, 2019. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  18. ^ a b Howard, Lindsay (March 26, 2018). "Listen to Wallows' Summery New Track 'These Days'". Variance. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  19. ^ Gore, Sydney (April 6, 2018). "Wallows Lead Us To Believe That Spring Is Really Here". MTV. Archived from the original on April 6, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  20. ^ Helman, Peter (April 5, 2018). "Wallows – '1980s Horror Film'". Stereogum. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  21. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  22. ^ "Wallows Announce 2020 Tour, Release Animated Felt Video for ‘Treacherous Doctor’". Billboard. September 30, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
  23. ^ a b 97X Videos (February 21, 2020). "Wallows share stories of tour life, a bus FIRE and alternative band names!". Youtube.
  24. ^ Wallows (February 13, 2020). "tour starts today and we're very happy to be partnering with local nonprofits in every city we play. it would mean the world to us if you brought any of the items listed for the charity listed in the city you're coming to see us in. if you do, you'll get a free pin :)pic.twitter.com/tiOTTXx7Sq". @wallowsmusic. Retrieved March 11, 2020.
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  26. ^ "Wallows Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  27. ^ "Wallows Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  28. ^ "Wallows Chart History: Triple A Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  29. ^ "Wallows Chart History: Hot Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  30. ^ "Wallows Chart History: Canada Rock". Billboard. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  31. ^ "Discography Wallows". irish-charts.com. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  32. ^ "Wallows Chart History: Mexico Ingles Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved August 18, 2020.
  33. ^ *For "Are You Bored Yet": "Wallows ft Clairo – Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  34. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved October 3, 2020.
  35. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2020 Singles". ARIA. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  36. ^ "BRIT Certified – bpi" (To access, enter the search parameter "Wallows" and select "Search by Keyword"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  37. ^ "Canadian certifications – Wallows". Music Canada. Retrieved December 3, 2020.
  38. ^ "Wallows – Alternative Digital Song Sales Chart History". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2020.
  39. ^ Dupre, Elyse (October 6, 2020). "2020 MTV EMA Nominations: See the Complete List". E!. Archived from the original on October 19, 2020. Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  40. ^ Heller, Corinne (November 8, 2020). "BTS Wins Big at 2020 MTV EMA: See the Full List of Winners". E!. Archived from the original on November 8, 2020. Retrieved January 1, 2021.

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