Out Now: Wallows Hits the Bullseye with ‘Tell Me That It’s Over’ LP, Extends Mostly Sold-Out Tour (Listen)


Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Tell Me That It’s Over is the title of a new studio album from Wallows, the three-piece indie/pop band featuring actor Dylan Minnette (one of the stars of the latest Scream film and Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why), Braeden Lemasters, an actor known for roles such as Men of a Certain Age, and Cole Preston.

The second full-length album from Wallows, following 2019’s impressive debut album, Nothing Happens (which featured the track “Are You Bored Yet?”, which eclipsed 100 million Spotify streams on its way to giving the group a major boost in visibility) and 2021’s Remote EP, comes with significant anticipation among the band’s fan base.

That fan base, not coincidentally, has grown in size over the past few years as more buzz was thrown in the band’s direction (and as Minnette’s notoriety as an actor has increased). The resulting hype surrounding Tell Me That It’s Over is sure to boost the album’s impact as much as its music, a strong blend of indie/rock that finds the musicians sharing instruments and lead vocals.

Nothing Happens was an especially strong set of songs from Wallows, the sound of a band truly coming into its own after a series of online EPs introduced the world to the group. The Remote EP allowed them to try some new things while also paying playful homage to what came before — as seen in the entertaining 1990s-inspired video for “OK.”

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With Tell Me That It’s Over, though, Wallows is ready to take the leap and broaden its horizons further. A news release cites its 10 songs as ranging, “from ‘lo-fi post-punk to indie-folk to early-’90s dance-pop psychedelia,'” showcasing the group’s confidence and willingness to do the unexpected.

The most recent song premiered ahead of the album, “At the End of the Day,” finds Lemasters on lead vocals and has a Las Vegas road trip-themed video matching its overall aesthetic:

That’s among the strongest elements of what Wallows is all about: the artistic aesthetic that frequently matches the group’s songs. Minnette, Lemasters and Preston are storytellers, their collective backgrounds in acting helping to infuse their music videos with a strong sense of character and a unique quality that has helped the group stand out in the crowded indie/pop scene.

It’s clearly worked, too, as the band is about to embark on its biggest headlining tour yet, a trek that also includes spots at Coachella and Bonnaroo, which will no doubt introduce them to even more new fans.

The album’s track list:

1. Hard to Believe
2. I Don’t Want to Talk
3. Especially You
4. At the End of the Day
5. Marvelous
6. Permanent Price
7. Missing Out
8. Hurts Me
9. That’s What I Get
10. Guitar Romantic Search Adventure

Listen to Tell Me That It’s Over at the streaming links below — Wallows is only going to get bigger from this point, so you might as well dive in.

And those tour dates, which have now been extended, with a second U.S. leg starting in late September:

APRIL

1 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theatre * (SOLD OUT)

2 – Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum * (SOLD OUT)

3 – Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom * (SOLD OUT)

4 – Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom * (SOLD OUT)

6 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield * (SOLD OUT)

7 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield * (SOLD OUT)

8 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades * (SOLD OUT)

10 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren * (SOLD OUT)

11 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater * (SOLD OUT)

12 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre * (SOLD OUT)

13 – Flagstaff, AZ – Prochnow Auditorium * (SOLD OUT)

16 – Indio, CA – Coachella

18 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theater Pomona = (SOLD OUT)

21 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay = (SOLD OUT)

23 – Indio, CA – Coachella

MAY

15 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater + (SOLD OUT)

16 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater + (SOLD OUT)

17 – Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum +

18 – Houston, TX – Lawn at White Oak Music Hall +

20 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy + (SOLD OUT)

21 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle +

23 – Orlando, FL – The Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fairgrounds +

24 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore +

26 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live +

27 – St. Augustine, FL – The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre +

28 – Columbia, SC – The Senate + (SOLD OUT)

29 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore + (SOLD OUT)

31 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa * (SOLD OUT)

JUNE

1 – Richmond, VA – The National * (SOLD OUT)

3 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live! *

4 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre * (SOLD OUT)

6 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre * (SOLD OUT)

7 – Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theater *

9 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland *

10 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory at The District *

11 – Newport, KY – PromoWest Pavilion at OVATION *

12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *

14 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 * (SOLD OUT)

15 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 * (SOLD OUT)

16 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 *

17 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 * (SOLD OUT)

19 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival

21 – Washington, DC – The Anthem *

22 – Boston, MA – Roadrunner * (SOLD OUT)

23 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met *

25 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY * (SOLD OUT)

26 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY * (SOLD OUT)

27 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre *

29 – Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre *

JULY

1 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre * (SOLD OUT)

2 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom *

28 – 31 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

AUGUST

26 – Reading, UK – Reading Festival

27 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival

28 – Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

SEPTEMBER 2022

28 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre +

30 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl*

OCTOBER 2022

01 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center*

03 – Santa Fe, NM – The Bridge*

04 – El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre*

09 – New Orleans, LA – Orpheum Theater*

10 – Memphis, TN – The Soundstage at Graceland*

12 – Fayetteville, AR – JJ’s Live*

13 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion*

NOVEMBER

5 – Auckland, NZ – Auckland Town Hall

8 – Melbourne, AU – The Forum # (SOLD OUT)

10 – Sydney, AU – Hordern Pavilion # (VENUE UPGRADED)

11 – Brisbane, AU – The Fortitude Music Hall #

JANUARY 2023

9 – Dublin, IE – 3Olympia Theatre ^ (SOLD OUT)

10 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy ^ (SOLD OUT)

11 – Manchester, UK – Academy ^

13 – Leeds, UK – Leeds Academy ^

14 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy ^

15 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy ^ (SOLD OUT)

17 – Bournemouth, UK – O2 Academy ^

18 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton ^

21 – Utrecht, NL – Tivolivredenburg ^ (SOLD OUT)

22 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique ^

23 – Paris, FR – L’Olympia ^ (VENUE UPGRADED)

25 – Milan, IT – Magazzini Generali ^

26 – Zurich, CH – X-Tra ^

27 – Munich, DE – Muffathalle ^

29 – Berlin, DE – Astra ^

30 – Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall ^

31 – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik ^

FEBRUARY 2023

2 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega ^

3 – Stockholm, SE – Klubben Fryshuset ^

5 – Oslo, NO – Vulkan Arena ^

New dates in BOLD

* w/ Spill Tab

+ w/ Jordana

# w/ Hatchie

^ w/ May-A

= w/ The Regrettes

*w/ Empath

+ w/ Samia



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