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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Post-punk


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"Weekend What's What"

Considering how good the live demos on Wastrel’s Bandcamp page are, the release of their “Everybody Loves You When You’re Young” is something worth celebrating. The words they use are post-punk psychedelic, but it really means they’ve got burning energy and hypnotic compositions. The live show should really show this off, because all indications are that they are one of those bands that are “live” no matter where they are playing. In between sets by the opening bands you can discuss if the title is a reference to the life cycle of local bands or merely a reflection on the ironies of human affection. Either way, let’s just hope they make it to being toddlers, at least. -T.A. Wardrope - L'etoile Magazine

"Secrets Of The City"

We often feature shows with psychedelic post-rockers Wastrels; it’s because of the trio delivers their riffs with a powerful guitar sound and pounding rhythm section that stands out in our already strong local music scene. (Think the The Cult at their most creative or The Jesus & Mary Chain at their most rockin’, just great stuff.) - Secrets Of The City

"Wastrels- October 9th 2015 FORKSTER ‘band of the day’"

Midwest American rock trio Wastrels radiate out a rock n’ roll that showcases ‘loud & proud’ bursts of post-punk, Brit-pop, bootgaze and psychedelic rock charm... I certainly welcomed them all the way into my ear. - Forkster


Still working on that hot first release.



Wastrels is an atmospheric rock band from Minneapolis. Consisting of Dan Schulte-Sasse, Sahil Merchant (Plastic Believers) and Ben Mulhern (The Debut), the trio straddles the line between ferocious post-punk and psychedelia. 

Wastrels debut LP Dangerous Summer, due out in early 2018, is their second official release since their 4-song E.P. Everybody Loves You When You're Young in October of 2015. Dangerous Summer is produced by Wastrels and Eric Lovold (The Alarmists, Heartbeats) and mixed by Ryan Mach (Har Mar Superstar, Fort Wilson Riot, Holidae).

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