Allah-Las met while working at Amoeba, one of the most renowned LA record stores, but they became a band in an even more rare and special space – a California basement, dug out somewhere between the mountains and the beach.
They began gigging shortly after their inception in and around Los Angeles in the later part of 2008. It wasn’t until three years later that they would find the proper environment to record their first single “Catamaran”/”Long Journey” which now bookends their upcoming self-titled release. These are the kind of songs that bounce between London and Los Angeles, the kind of thing that could have come from Mick Jagger or Arthur Lee or both at once, with crystalline guitar and slow-mo drums that recalled the way the waves take big bites of the beach at night.
This is mystery music from the strange and ancient-modern California fringe. Allah-Las are a reflection of a reflection, a band that is psychedelic not because of reverb or shredding through pedals but for the simple way their songs seem to extend to infinity.
They just released their new 7″ “Had It All” b/w “Every Girl” and sold out of the limited first pressing . However a few special copies will be available at the Rough Trade show. This is in lead up to the release of their second LP later this year!
Apr 5 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom +
Apr 26 – Mecca, CA – Desert Daze ^
May 23 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s
Jun 5 – Marfa, TX – El Cosmico
Jun 6 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s BBQ
Jun 7 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Jun 10 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
Jun 11 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
Jun 12 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Jun 13 – Indianapolis, IN – Do317 Lounge
Jun 14 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Jun 16 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
Jun 17 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Jun 18 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Jun 19 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
^ w/ The Raveonettes