Wallows – Model

Formed by three child actors-turned-adult actors, Wallows have been pretty faces with pretty music for years now. ...
Wallows : Model
7.3 Atlantic
2024 
Wallows : Model

Formed by three child actors-turned-adult actors (one was killed in the Scream revival), Wallows have been pretty faces with pretty music for years now. Even if their indie electro-pop isn’t exactly revelatory in this day & age, it is very much of this day & age, making for a considerably enjoyable sound on third album Model.

That comes through perhaps most clearly with opener/single “Your Apartment” – if it’s great indie-press reminds of another “Your Apartment” (by Young the Giant), that’s a great song and this is a great song. Other highlights include the very catchy “Calling After Me” and the slyer “She’s an Actress”. While sometimes the songs get a little too sweet and unmemorable (such as the synthed “I Wouldn’t Mind” and the washy “Bad Dream”), so be it, as Model is never not a nice listen.

If Wallows is more supporting actor than lead, someone you’d more enjoy catching at a festival or on the radio than inspiring fierce devotion, there is a lot to be said for delivering a solid performance that people enjoy with Model.

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