“Dust” Allah-Las

"Dust" by Allah-Las is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
Allah-Las photo by Alexandra Cabral

Allah-Las have dropped “Dust,” the latest single off their forthcoming album, Zuma 85, The full-length arrives on October 13th. The band tapped frequent collaborator Bailey Elder to craft her visual interpretation of the song. With her signature animation style, she captures the cosmic and transitory nature of the track with a mesmerizing procession of patterns, shapes and designs that morph and melt into one another in a choreographed dance through space and time. Of “Dust” the band say, “the song turns the lens onto the past and the path that must be taken to achieve a desired outcome. A crisp high hat clicks along in perfect time, driving a soft but certain vocal atop a bed of undulating synthesizers, leading us comfortably along before the chorus hits, punctuated by harpsichord hits and tambourines that crash against the otherwise soothing soundscape. A fuzzed and bowed guitar solo leads us out into the place we had hoped to be.”

On Zuma 85, Allah-Las embrace the influences of late-era Lou Reed and John Cale, the ‘70s mutant pop of Peter Ivers and early Eno and Roxy Music. The pandemic-included downtime opened up space for the band members to focus on their own lives and interests, and the time to re-envision what creative processes could look like. When it came time to reconvene, a sense of looseness proved pivotal. Instead of bringing finished songs to the studio, they entered the picturesque Panoramic House recording in Stinson Beach with sketches, ideas, and riffs. Working with co-producer Jeremy Harris (White Fence, Devendra Banhart, Ty Segall) they shaped and crafted the new songs in real time over three sessions, which were then mixed in Los Angeles by frequent collaborator Jarvis Taveniere (Woods, Avalanches, Purple Mountains).

Zuma 85
track listing

1. The Stuff
2. Jelly
3. Right On Time
4. GB BB
5. Hadal Zone
6. Fontaine
7. Pattern
8. Sky Club
9. La Rue
10. Dust
11. Smog Cutter
12. Zuma 85
13. The Fall

Allah-Las Tour Dates

8/30 – Mascotte – Zürich, CH

9/1 – Room 2 – Glasgow, UK

9/2 – Psych Fest – Manchester, UK

9/3 – End Of The Road Festival – Salisbury, UK

9/4 – Marble Factory – Bristol, UK

9/6 – KOKO – London, UK

9/7 – Chalk – Brighton, UK

9/9 – Le Trianon – Paris, FR

9/10 – Cactus – Bruges, BE

9/11 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL

9/13 – Huxleys – Berlin, DE

9/14 – Muffathalle – Munich, DE

9/16 – Technopolis – Athens, GR

10/23 – Crescent Room – Phoenix, AZ

10/24 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM

10/26 – Ferris Wheelers Backyard – Dallas, TX

10/27 – Levitation – Austin, TX

10/30 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

10/31 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT

11/1 – Treefort Music Hall, Boise, ID

11/2 – Revolution Hall – Portland, OR

11/3 – Freakout – Seattle, WA

11/4 – Volcanic Theatre Pub – Bend, OR

11/6 – Goldfield Trading Post – Sacramento, CA

11/7 – Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA

11/8 – SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA

11/15 – Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA

11/16 – Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA

11/18 – August Hall – San Francisco, CA

12/1 – Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads, QLD, AUS

12/2 – Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta, QLD, AUS

12/3 – Seasonal Fruit, Brisbane, QLD, AUS

12/6 – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, AUS

12/7 – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW, AUS

12/8 – Estonian House, Adelaide, SA, AUS

12/10 – Freo.Social, Perth, WA, AUS

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