We Need to Talk About Dylan Minnette's Band — Because It's Really Good!
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Following the colossal success of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, Dylan Minnette is gradually becoming a household name. The 20-year-old actor previously had many acting credits to his name — including starring roles in Don't Breathe and Goosebumps — but it's his portrayal of the sensitive Clay Jensen that has garnered the most attention and a "passionate" following. But in addition to his acting aspirations, Minnette also happens to be a pretty talented musician!
Minnette currently sings and plays guitar in Los Angeles-based band Wallows. The currently unsigned band came about after the dissolution of his previous band, The Narwhals. In Wallows, Minnette plays alongside fellow vocalist and guitarist Braeden Lemasters and Cole Preston on the drums, both of whom also played in The Narwhals.
According to a statement, the band is named after a famous skateboarding spot in Honolulu. They added, "The word 'wallows' also has dictionary definitions that reflect the bands' longtime friendship, passions and influences."
Interestingly enough, Minnette isn't the only actor in the group. Lemasters has been acting since his first gig as Frankie on Six Feet Under when he was only 9 years old. Since then, the 21-year-old has appeared in shows like Criminal Minds, Grey's Anatomy, and Men of a Certain Age. Lemasters will also star in upcoming indie drama Flock of Four, set in 1959. The film is currently in the postproduction phase.
On April 12, Wallows released their first single, "Pleaser." The jangly track is reminiscent of early '00s indie bands like The Strokes, which Minnette happens to be a fan of. On May 2, Wallows released the video for "Pleaser." In the video, a man with a perplexing baby mask just wanders around a suburban neighborhood. At the 47-second mark, you can see Minnette dribbling a basketball on the sidewalk.
Wallows has yet to announce any future tour dates, but they are currently playing shows around Los Angeles. They will play their first live show at The Roxy on May 26 and just announced another show on June 3 at Troubadour. Unfortunately, their first show is already sold out, but tickets for the following show are still available for $16.