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Rising alt-rock band Wallows made their television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night, performing their single “Pictures of Girls.” The popular late-night host exclaimed “Oh my God. Remember where you saw them,” calling their performance “so f****ing great.” “Pictures of Girls” is the lead single from the trio’s debut EP Spring, recently released via Atlantic Records and recorded with Grammy award-winning producer John Congleton. Watch Wallows’ performance of “Pictures of Girls” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je2FN-j8AhU
Spring has been released to critical acclaim, with TIME featuring track “Ground” on their “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week,” declaring “the early-20s musicians, who have been playing together since they were as young as 11, find an easy groove in lightly angsty rock; their songs evoke the suburban house parties and beach bonfires of an earlier era.’’ Stereogum proclaimed “where early track ‘Pictures Of Girls’ was dancey post-punk and ‘These Days’ was a warm, synth-laden reverie, ‘1980s Horror Film’ is something simpler and sparer, an openly melodic acoustic guitar ballad that gradually unfolds into a thing of beauty,” and NYLON pronounced, “as whisper-soft as a California breeze, Wallows’ music creates a forlorn warmth in its easy guitar-led sound.” Lead single “Pictures of Girls” has been added to SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Critical Cut, and has amassed over 1 million global streams to date.
Wallows recently wrapped up their first-ever headlining tour across the U.S., including sold-out shows at LA’s El Rey Theatre and NYC’s Bowery Ballroom, with The San Francisco Examiner announcing “Wallows are serious rockers.” Following the release of Spring, the band hosted special release shows at LA’s Amoeba Hollywood, Brooklyn’s Rough Trade, and played their first international tour dates with two sold-out shows in London. They made their festival debut at SXSW, and are set to perform at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits weekend 2, Life is Beautiful, and WRFF Philly Summer Block Party, with additional festivals to be announced. Wallows are currently in the studio recording their full-length album.