A mellow, somewhat lo-fi, '80s-style indie rock trio, Los Angeles' Wallows came to broader public attention in 2017 after bandmember and actor Dylan Minnette hit it big with his starring role on the teen drama 13 Reasons Why. However, prior to the press coverage, Wallows had already existed for several years. Featuring childhood friends singer/guitarist Minnette, singer/guitarist (and fellow actor) Braeden Lemasters, and drummer Cole Preston, Wallows initially grew out of a school-age music class they all took. By their teens, they were playing under various names, including appearing on the 2011 Warped Tour. Also during this period, the bandmembers balanced pursuing their musical goals with Minnette's and Lemasters' budding acting careers. Settling on the name Wallows, they signed with Atlantic and in 2018 released their debut EP, Spring, featuring the singles "Pictures of Girls" and "These Days."
- Los Angeles, CA