“The Stuff” By Allah-Las

"The Stuff" By Allah-Las Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the band's forthcoming record Zuma 85, out 10/13
Allah-Las photo by Alexandra Cabral

Allah-Las will release their new album, Zuma 85. Ahead of the album’s arrival the band have shared lead single “The Stuff.” The track is a tongue-in-cheek ode to rock tropes and nostalgic sentiments in the music world, including stereotypes of musicians and various trends in music,” says the band. Zuma 85 is being released via the band’s own label, Calico Discos, in partnership with Innovative Leisure, which released Allah-Las (2012) and Worship The Sun (2014).

Sharing a name with “Zuma 85” is a photo of an abandoned house by California photographer John Divola. Selected by Correia, the band’s resident photography head and album art designer, it juxtaposes a visage of man-made chaos against the natural beauty of the West Coast. It served as an unspoken reference point for the album, a symbolic totem indicative of a new era.

Allah-Las have confirmed Summer and Fall Tour dates that include headline shows and festival dates across the US, Mexico and Europe. The tour kicks off June 15 in Oslo, NO and concludes November 18 in San Francisco, CA. Along the way they wll play at New York City’s Rockaway Beach on August 4 at the Rockaway Beach Hotel and at The Lodge Room in Los Angeles on November 15 and November 16.

The pandemic induced downtime of 2020-2022 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).

It was clear from the get go the bucolic environment—observed through picture windows overlooking Stinson Beach and Bolinas Bay—would be conducive to creating the first statement from Allah-Las 2.0. “We got in real late that first night of the first session,” Oliver Michaud says. “It was around midnight. We had a quick intro and Jeremy had a bottle of wine. We had a little and he said, ‘You wanna start recording?’”

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 2023 Tour Dates

6/15 – 17 – PiP Fest – Oslo, NO
6/16 – Bergenfest (Bergenhus Fortress & Castle) – Bergen, NO
6/17 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, DK
6/20 – Slaktkrykan – Stockholm, SE
6/22 – Selección Sonora @ Centro Cultural Ágora – A Coruna, Galicia, ES
6/23 – Dabadaba – Donosti, ES
6/24 – Tomavistas – Madrid, ES
6/25 – Wheels & Waves – Biarritz, FR
6/28 – Zeltival @ Tollhaus – Karlsruhe, DE
8/3 – Levitate – Boston, MA
8/4 – The Rockaway Hotel – Queens, NY
8/30 – Mascotte – Zurich, 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 – Launch Pad – Albuquerque, AZ
10/26 – Ferris Wheelers Backyard – Dallas, TX
10/29 – Belly Up – Aspen, CO
10/31 – Metro Music Hall – Salt Lake City, UT
11/1 – Treefort Music Hall, Boise, ID
11/2 – Rev 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

Pre-order Zuma 85 by Allah-Las HERE


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