May 24th, 2022

LA-based musician Wallice shares another brilliant video for her latest single “Funeral.” The song is from her new 90s American Superstar EP via Dirty Hit where Wallice envisions herself as a fictional celebrity idol, charting her own rise and fall across five tracks.

She tells us “The video for “Funeral” was really important to me. It’s my favorite song that I’ve made so far. I pictured a concert-like celebration instead of a traditional solemn funeral, sort of taking the heaviness of a funeral and treating it lightly. In my videos I like to incorporate my lyrics in a literal way, but I also try to capture the tone of them as well. This video walks the line between melodramatic and sarcastic in a way that really captures my sense of humor.

The video is also more broadly a symbol for how I’m evolving as an artist– the “death” of cowgirl Wallice is meant to mark the end of that era and the beginning of the next.”

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May 3rd, 2022

LA-based musician Wallice shares her new single ‘Funeral’ today, the latest cut from her forthcoming EP, out this Friday May 6th via Dirty Hit.

On the 90s American Superstar EP, Wallice envisions herself as a fictional celebrity idol, charting her own rise and fall across five tracks.

“‘Funeral’ is a spin on the usual emotions and celebrations (or lack thereof) at a funeral– shifting the view to make it more like a concert. It’s taking the EP’s “larger than life” concept of being a celebrity (or at least trying to) and having this funeral be a massive party. I talk about having a pregame for the funeral, an open bar, a camera crew and rocking and rolling” says Wallice. “This is my favourite song I’ve ever written. We tracked live trombone, saxophone, flute, trumpet, I played cello, and then my guitarist Callaghan Kevany recorded an insane guitar solo at the end. It’s a marriage of my classical and jazz roots with the rock sound that I’ve grown into. I want people to dance to this song and have fun. Even though it’s a song about death, I don’t think it necessarily feels that way. Maybe we should shift the perspective of funerals to not be so sad.”

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April 5th, 2022

LA-based musician Wallice shares her new single “90s American Superstar” today, the title track from her forthcoming second EP, set for release on May 6th via Dirty Hit.

The indie pop wunderkind has swiftly become one of Gen Z’s most exciting new voices, known for her tongue-in-cheek, self-effacing anthems. On the 90s American Superstar EP, Wallice envisions herself as a fictional celebrity idol, charting her own rise and fall across five tracks.

Fresh from her recent US tour with Still Woozy, the new single is accompanied by a visualiser from her time on the road. The title track sees us introduced to the EP’s protagonist at the height of their fame, as they resent their lacklustre musician partner with classic refrains like “stop being so damn dramatic, you just got dropped from Atlantic”. Wallice explains; “‘90s American Superstar’ is about a fictional relationship in which my partner is showing very LA ‘dating a musician’ type behaviour. It’s kind of a part two to the saga from a track on my last EP called ‘Hey Michael’. The chorus makes it sort of a breakup song, and the verses make it a diss track. The first verse has six 90s movie references, and looks inwards at a breakup and what I did wrong. The second verse is blaming the other person – so it’s kind of a rollercoaster of emotions. The chorus is very lighthearted, and I think the tone of the “la la la’s” is important in showing a devil-may-care attitude – not knowing what to feel or do and just going with it.”

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February 15th, 2022

Today LA-based musician Wallice is dropping new music via her label home Dirty Hit (the 1975, Beabadoobee, Rina Sawayama.) The new track is “Little League.” Wallice is currently on tour in North America with Still Woozy, playing to sold out rooms across the US.

Wallice on the track, “Little League is about my love of games (board and video) and my competitiveness. I also think people can relate to the fear of not being liked. I can hang out with a single friend for 5 days straight, and still each time they leave I feel like- “oh no, they probably hate me because of something silly like being too competitive during a video game.” This song was influenced by “Weird Fishes/ Arpeggi” by Radiohead, a band I grew up listening to.

I immediately reached out to director Philip Stilwell when I came up with a concept for this video. He did such an amazing job when we had previously worked on my “Hey Michael” video last year. I knew he could execute the right balance of serious and funny within a short video. I knew I wanted to be playing tennis, baseball, and a board game in the video, but he came up with the idea of translating the board game to real life – when we land on each space it launches a mini game (kind of like my favorite video game Mario Party). I’m so happy with how the video turned out and I’m so glad I got to have my fellow artist friends Mykey, spill tab, mazie, and my long time producer/best friend marinelli playing my worthy opponents in the video. I like to write about being an imperfect protagonist; being someone who is wrong and lets their faults show. I hope that comes through here as well.”

Tour Dates (Supporting Still Woozy)

Feb 15 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater

Feb 16 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater & Ballroom

Feb 18 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!

Feb 19 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater

Feb 20 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee

Feb 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

Feb 24 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom

Feb 25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

Feb 26 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

Feb 27 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater

Mar 1 + 2 – Portland, OR @ Mcmenamins Crystal Ballroom

Mar 3 + 4 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

Mar 5 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater

Mar 7 + 9 + 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

Mar 11 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park

Mar 12 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater

Mar 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo

Mar 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo

May 17 – London, UK @ The Lexington

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December 7th, 2021

LA-based musician Wallice is gearing up for her first ever headline show in LA tonight, the hometown show sold out in advance, with fans eager to see the rising new star live. Wallice will then tour North America in January with Still Woozy, all dates can be found below.

Today she is also sharing the Jerry Maestas video for her latest single “Wisdom Tooth”, produced with her close friend and collaborator marinelli. Wallice tells us “When I had ‘Wisdom Tooth’ in mind I was a little stumped on how to make a dentist office visit interesting, but I knew I could trust Jerry to fill in the blanks. We’ve worked together for a couple years now, and each shoot we get more stylized with a perfect blend of both of our creative minds. I’m so happy with how this video came out. I wrote this song literally the evening before I went to get all four of my impacted teeth surgically removed, and I was terrified. I’m glad something good came out of that experience.”

Headline Tour Dates

12/7/2021 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan

12/14 – New York, NY @ Baby’s All Right

 

Supporting Still Woozy

1/12/22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield 

1/13/22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

1/14/22 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield                     

1/16/22 – Pomona, CA @ Fox

1/17/22 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory

1/20/22 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger              

1/21/22 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s

1/22/22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak

1/23/22 – Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory

1/25/22 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater

1/26/22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern

1/28/22 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel              

1/29/22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon

1/31/22 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club                     

2/1/22 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club

2/2/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

2/4/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall

2/5/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

2/6/22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

2/8/22 – Boston, MA @ Royale                         

2/9/22 – Boston, MA @ Royale                         

2/11/22 – Montréal, QC @ Olympia

2/12/22 – Toronto, ON @ QET                         

2/13/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE

2/15/22 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall

2/16/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre

2/18/22 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall   

2/19/22 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera  

2/20/22 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvie                                 

2/22/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

2/24/22 – Denver, CO @ Mission

2/25/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex

2/26/22 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory                   

3/3/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo

3/4/22 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo

3/5/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue

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May 11th, 2021

Wallice shares “Off the Rails” today, the title track from her forthcoming debut EP, out Friday, June 4th independently. Accompanied by a Sims-inspired music video starring Wallice as the unfortunate protagonist, ‘Off the Rails’ serves as a reminder to reflect on our own poor choices before blaming unseen forces. The track follows the success of previous singles “Hey Michael”, “23” and “Punching Bag.”

Directed by L.A. photographer and creative Jerry Maestas, the “Off the Rails” video sees Wallice placed in a variety of situations seemingly beyond her control, as a faceless person behind a computer screen decides her fate, a play on the track’s themes. Wallice explains, “Off the Rails” is about feeling like you don’t have any control over your life and that the world is against you – and that you’re the only one that feels that way. Sometimes there are periods in your life when it’s easy to think your life is falling apart, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it or fix it. I think sometimes it’s okay to sit in that self pity, but also at the same time you have the power to control it and take responsibility for your actions, at least to an extent. Sometimes there are just rough patches, and you have to do your best to get out of them, roll with the punches, and try not to be a shitty person.”

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April 6th, 2021

Today LA artist Wallice announces her debut EP Off the Rails due out later this summer. She has already released “23” & “Punching Bag.” Today her 3rd single “Hey Michael” comes out.

Wallice explains; “Hey Michael’ is a revenge anthem for anyone who has encountered a gaslighting, manipulative person. It’s what I wish I would have said to all the ‘Michael’s’ I have met in my life. It can be substituted by many names, we all know or have met a ‘Michael’ though. Somehow the world revolves around them and they just can’t catch a break, because they never do anything wrong and it’s usually your fault. You should have listened to your gut instinct and swiped left on this Michael. This isn’t a man-hating song, it’s just something many people can relate to. Sometimes it’s embarrassing to admit just how bad a friend, date, or romantic partner was and a lot of the time, I would just smile and laugh off stupid remarks but when I think back, I wish I had told them off. But at the same time, my persona in the song is not the best person either. I literally say “I think I want to start a fight, which one is your girlfriend?” The whole song is funny because I am so focused on how shitty Michael is that I don’t even think about how shitty I might be as well.”

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February 23rd, 2021

Wallice’s distinct and emotive voice led her to the New School’s Jazz Vocal Performance program in New York City. After a year, she decided to pack her bags and head back home to California to focus on her own music. Wallice linked back up with producer marinelli (known for his work with spill tab), her childhood friend and longtime collaborator, who helped her develop a clearer direction for her voice and style.

22 year –old Wallice shares; “It’s hard not to compare your own professional success to that of your similarly aged peers. I dropped out of university in New York after studying Jazz Voice for a year, and my dad was VERY disappointed to say the least, so it was hard not to feel like a loser in that sense. When I was younger my best friend and I would always talk about the cute apartment we would get after high school, but I found myself at 22 still living with my mom and wanting to move out but not able to quite yet. The specific age 23 doesn’t have any milestones associated with it, but it’s more the idea of just looking forward to the future. Much like how people ‘reset’ every new year, it’s comparable to be ‘older and wiser’ with each birthday, but instead of constantly looking to the future, it is important to be happy with where you are. ”

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