On October 23, rock band Wallows released a brand new EP consisting of six songs that were recorded and produced throughout quarantine. While it holds true to their alternative indie rock style, it has a fresh sound to it that is worth listening to.
The EP is unique in how it plays out. Wallows truly wanted to title the EP to reflect the process in how it was made. Since they made it remotely during quarantine, they decided Remote was an appropriate title. Along with the title, the songs play as if someone is switching through channels with an actual remote. According to band member Dylan Minnette, a majority of the songs were written or at least partially written before their album Nothing Happens came out in 2019. Even though only one song was actually written during quarantine, the EP as a whole was finalized throughout it.
The first song that was released off of Remote was “Nobody Gets Me (Like You)” which acts as part 2 in their 3-part trilogy of Schaefer’s House Party. Their single “OK” released earlier this year was the beginning of the series. The music video for “OK” was filmed right before COVID restrictions were put in place. In the first music video it’s about their journey of getting to Schaefer’s party. The second is about what happens at the party. Their song “Wish Me Luck” is the third and final part of the series. If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend checking out this insanely creative series created by visionary Dillon Dowdell.
Check out the music video for “Nobody Gets Me (Like You)” here:
The EP itself has a very retro and techno feeling to it that just makes you want to get up and dance. With peaceful vocals from Dylan Minnette and Braeden Lemasters, it’s hard to not fall in love with it. If this is any indication as to what their next album is going to be, I’m so excited for more music in the future.