ABOUT

WEEP WAVE WAS FORMED IN 2016 IN Seattle/TACOMA, WA WHERE THE BAND QUICKLY BECAME KNOWN FOR THEIR LO-FI RECORDINGS, FLASHY SHOWS, DIY ATTITUDE AND STRANGE NOISES. WEEP WAVE is DYLAN FUENTES (GUITAR/VOCALS), COLTON HAROLD (KEYBOARDS), DYLAN TRUJILLO (BASS) AND CAMERON SMITH (DRUMS). 


Press

“WEEP WAVE SHOULD WIN THE AWARD OF “BIGGEST HUSTLE” IN THE SCENE. IN THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF SINCE THEY’VE BEEN IN SEATTLE, THEY’VE PLAYED NEARLY EVERY VENUE IN THE CITY PLUS MULTIPLE MINI-TOURS AROUND THE NORTHWEST, HAVE MASSIVELY GROWN THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING, AND HAVE STUCK WITH THEIR DIY AESTHETIC OF MAKING ALL THEIR OWN MERCH, LOGOS, FLYERS, AND VIDEOS. WHILE THEY MIGHT BE CONSUMMATE PROFESSIONALS WITH THEIR HUSTLE, THEIR LIVE SHOWS ARE RAW, ENERGETIC, FUN, AND A LITTLE GOOFY. THEIR NEW EP ENTROPY WILL BE OUT JULY 14 ON YOUTH RIOT RECORDS.” - KEXP

"When Dylan Fuentes, frontman for Seattle, Washington-based synthy garage rock band Weep Wave, reached out, his pitch was simple. He explained the band was heading out on a West Coast tour behind a new release and would play The Olympic in Boise on Saturday, Oct. 14 [opening for The Mercury Tree]. Fuentes included links to the Weep Wave press kit and social media sites—basic pitch stuff—but he also added a quote from renowned Seattle radio station/nonprofit arts organization KEXP, which suggested the band should win an award for "biggest hustle in the scene" for having played nearly every venue in town and "massively" growing its social media following. "While they might be consummate professionals with their hustle, their live shows are raw, energetic, fun and a little goofy," it read. The high praise is compelling, particularly because Weep Wave has only been together since 2016, when the 20-something Fuentes moved to Seattle from Orange County, California. "I don't like love songs," he said matter-of-factly. He felt the Pacific Northwest would better foster the indie sound he wanted to create. It was a risky move, but it paid off so quickly it would be hard to argue fate. "I put an ad on Craigslist when I moved to Seattle," Fuentes said. "I found Dylan [Trujillo] the bass player the next day." The two Dylans connected instantly but Fuentes knew something was was missing. With the addition of Colton Harold on the synthesizer and new drummer Cameron Smith, Weep Wave was whole—and insanely good. The foursome is touring behind Amassing a Mess, its new self-released, limited-run five-song EP, which is available on cassette and contains an exclusive ambient B-side. If you want to know what synthy garage rock sounds like. You may not cry but if you miss Weep Wave live, you might." - Boise weekly

Seattle-based garage rockers Weep Wave are getting ready to take their gritty, frenetic sound on the road and it’s time to get your mosh pit moves ready. The foursome will be promoting the tape and digital release of their new album Amassing a Mess as they make their way out of the Pacific Northwest and back. While many bands wait several releases into their careers to venture on tour, it’s refreshing to see a younger band opening themselves up to whatever awaits outside their comfort zone. The group – comprised of singer/guitarist Dylan Fuentes, also known as Fuentes, Dylan Trujillo on bass, Colton Harold on keys and new addition Cameron Smith on drums – will make more than a dozen stops along the west coast along with a couple more inland shows. What awaits the group is yet to be seen, but audiences can expect to be treated to the two-year-old band’s fast-paced rock ‘n’ roll laced with psychedelic and punk influences. On “Perfect Piece of Pretty Trash” from the band’s EP Entropy, the latter shows itself in break-neck quick drumming and shouted lyrics that still allow you to catch a word here and there. - Tour Worthy

Seattle garage rockers WEEP WAVE have earned a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the entire city. respected seattle public radio institution kexp once noted that weep wave members should earn an award for "biggest hustle" in their home scene. and, since seattle is a city full of hard-working musicians and hard-working people, that's no small feat. "we work hard as a band because this is what we want to do," says guitarist and vocalist dylan fuentes. "I spend all my time either working, sleeping, or working on band stuff whether it's booking, making art, silk screening shirts, writing songs, rehearsal, or fixing up the van and honestly i wouldn't want to spend my time any other way. we have toured a lot in the short amount of time we've been playing together. we want to play as much as possible without getting stale in the same city." - Bump Magazine

Weep Wave has the energy of a thousand wheel-bound hamsters, both sonically and as a working creative unit. The band has been actively involved in the Seattle DIY scene for a little over a year, and in that time has rounded up a powerful local following, toured with acts like White Reaper and Ron Gallo, and played virtually every venue (and basement) in the city. Entropy is the first studio project Weep Wave has released, and at just three tracks, it’s a doozy. The EP opens up with the steady creep of “New Climate.” Powerful bass holds the song together and the atmospheric vocals sit in a background synth mix, a little bit behind the spiky guitar lead. The song sets the tone for the band's signature balls-out rock and roll over a sheet of atmospheric numinousness. "Perfect Piece of Pretty Trash," a solid summer road trip banger (and my favorite track on the EP) sees a Queens of the Stone Age attack over a vocal rhythm from a White Stripes deep cut. The EP finishes off with the steady power of “Worm Eats Brain,” a ballad to the excessive tiredness and blanket regret anyone who’s known depression as a personal acquaintance can attest to experiencing. Entropy is the precursor to a full record the band begins work on this month. Weep Wave is slated to set out on a West Coast tour in October, so odds are you will see their energy in a small to midsize room sooner rather than later. The live show features Dylan Fuentes (frontman/guitarist) in a vampire cape singing into what looks like a circuit bent telephone receiver over the backing sonic tirade. It’s not a show you want to miss. - DISTINCTION managment 

Weep Wave live set and interview on Uncommon Chords (6/29/17) Dylan Fuentes, Colton Harold, Dylan Trujillo and Jeramee Lasick talk name change, animal sounds, touring, vanfest, full length album, past shows, eric judy, memes and much more! plus stay tuned to the very end to hear why the boys were so giggly! - UNCOMMON CHORDS ON KRGR(LIVE RADIO SESSION/INTERVIEW)

"PSYCHEDELIC ROCK’N’ROLLERS WEEP WAVE ARE HERE TO MAKE YOU DANCE (OR MOSH). THEY’VE ONLY BEEN IN THE SEATTLE DIY SCENE FOR A LITTLE OVER A YEAR, AND THEY’RE ALREADY PULLING CROWDS AND PLAYING WITH ARTISTS LIKE WHITE REAPER AND RON GALLO. COMPRISED OF VOCALIST AND GUITARIST DYLAN FUENTES, BASSIST DYLAN TRUJILLO, KEYBOARDIST COLTON HAROLD, AND DRUMMER JERAMEE LASICK, THE GUYS SPEND MOST THEIR DAYS HUSTLING THE MUSIC SCENE AND BEING ALL AROUND BAD ASSES. THEIR DEBUT EP “ENTROPY” DROPPED JULY 14TH, AND THEY START RECORDING FOR THEIR NEW ALBUM THIS MONTH. THE WEEP WAVERS HAVE BIG THINGS IN STORE FOR NOT ONLY THE CITY OF SEATTLE, BUT THE ENTIRE WEST COAST + SOME WHEN THEY HIT THE ROAD THIS OCTOBER." - ELECTRIC DAZE MAGAZINE

"Today’s band has a sound that although is fresh and has that new car smell, borrows heavily from the garage-rock era with the right amount of psychedelic undertones to make for a very appealing sound. They aren’t necessarily breaking massive amounts of new ground with this aesthetic but then again, they aren’t really trying to. Instead, they are content with making garage-rock sound like 2017 and with their talent they are great at it." - NORTHWEST MUSIC SCENE

With lyrics driven by space, death and existentialist questions, Seattle’s Weep Wave is on their first major tour and coming through the Chico area soon. Weep Wave is a psych/garage/indie band out of Seattle, Washington and features Dylan Fuentes on guitar/vocals, Dylan Trujillo on bass, Colton Harold on keys and Cameron Smith on drums. “We got started when my band back in Orange County didn’t work out,” Fuentes said. “I packed up all my stuff and moved to Seattle. ”Fuentes immediately put an ad on Craigslist and about a week later he met up with Trujillo who suggested they bring in his friend Harold on keys. The trio found Smith through mutual friends on Facebook and the band went off from there. Fuentes said the band’s biggest influences are Modest Mouse, Queens of the Stone Age and The Flaming Lips. “I think Colton’s synth tones are what really sets us apart from similar bands,” he said. Weep Wave creates their music first, and then Fuentes writes the lyrics afterward to that music. “I’ll come up with a riff for most of the song and play it for the rest of the band. We will then structure the song and everyone will come up with their own parts,” Fuentes said. The band has been playing together for almost two years. “Weep Wave has accomplished more in two years than I have in the last four bands I’ve been in combined,” he said. The band has three releases, one of which was released on a 7-inch record. “We’ve played over 80 shows across four states. We have been played on multiply radio stations including KEXP, which was a huge dream of ours,” Fuentes said. The band has done radio interviews and live sessions. They have played at upper tier venues in Seattle for national touring bands like PUP, White Reaper, and Ron Gallo. Currently Weep Wave is filming music videos for a visual album (where every song on the album has a video). They are also writing music to be released on a 12-inch record as well as some songs for a spilt record with multiple artists (who they are still in search of). “We are busy booking mini tours for the spring, getting passports so we can start playing Canada, submitting to music festivals, and at some point, doing a cross-country tour,” Fuentes added. - Chico Er

"THE FOURSOME HAS GAINED A REPUTATION FOR PUTTING ON AN ELECTRIFYING SHOW WITH ALL FOUR MEMBERS BRINGING HIGHLY DEVELOPED SKILLS TO THE TABLE." - beAT THE sEATTLE fREEZE