Out Now: ‘Remote,’ a New EP from Indie/Pop Trio Wallows Recorded in Quarantine

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There’s a solid chance that had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic, Wallows would have experienced a huge 2020 filled with touring and even more success for the indie/pop trio featuring actor Dylan Minnette of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, Braeden Lemasters, an actor known for roles such as Men of a Certain Age and Cole Preston.

The pandemic paused the band’s touring plans, but the group found a way to stay busy — and today, Wallows releases Remote, a six-song EP of new songs recorded during quarantine (a.k.a. “remotely,” ostensibly the inspiration behind the EP’s title).

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It’s the band’s first EP since 2019’s impressive full-length debut, Nothing Happens, which came after a series of buzzworthy EPs.

Said the band in a statement:

‘Remote’ is a special project for us. We finished it all without seeing each other in person by sending each other voice memos and spending hours chatting on FaceTime. Though the lyrics don’t reflect on or reference our time staying at home, the music wouldn’t have turned out the way it did if not for quarantine. Big love to our producers and friends Sachi DiSerafino and John DeBold for working around the clock with us. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”

Not included on this EP is the song “OK,” which Wallows premiered in mid-March — just as the pandemic was taking effect and forcing us all into our homes. Here’s the band’s gloriously 1990s-styled music video for the song, which was filmed at a quaint burger drive-thru in Southern California:

Even though “OK” isn’t featured on Remote, it’s important to watch that video before this one for the EP’s “Nobody Gets Me (Like You),” as the two are connected:

Another single from Remote is “Virtual Aerobics,” which Wallows also gave a video treatment:

Credit to the band for keeping busy during an otherwise difficult time, and keeping the musical spark alive, so to speak. Once things get back to “normal,” or whatever “normal” is in the future, expect even bigger things from Wallows.

Stream Remote below, via Spotify:

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