Allah-Las

Allah-Las met while working at Amoeba Music, a key destination for music lovers in Los Angeles. While this experience helped shape their sensibility, their sound was forged in an underground basement where they came together as a band. They began gigging in Los Angeles in 2008, refining their live performance, and finally released their first 7” single Catamaran / Long Journey in 2011. In 2012, they began their relationship with Innovative Leisure, releasing their first self-titled album, Allah-Las, anchored by their second single Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind) / Sacred Sands. The release was met with critical acclaim and the band toured extensively in the States and abroad before going back into the studio to record their follow-up.

Allah-Las’ second album, Worship The Sun, expands on the sound established by their maiden effort, honing their fusion of West Coast garage rock and roll, Latin percussion and electric folk. As richly textured and timeless as a Southern California beach break, the songs are evocative of Los Angeles’ storied past. Beatniks, artists, surfers, nomads. Remnants of a bygone Sunset Strip.  Golden tans and cosmic sunsets. One can feel the warmth of the sun, but the band deftly avoids the kitsch so often indulged by lovers of these things. Hints of Byrds, Love, Felt, and those who follow are threaded into the tapestry.

LA’s seminal Ferus Gallery – the home of Wallace Berman, Ed Kienholz, Ed Ruscha, Billy Al Bengston – is paid homage in an eponymous instrumental, broadening the scope beyond mere sea, surf, and sand. The lyrics reveal a new maturity; reflections of a band that has grown together through experiences on the road and in the studio. Worship The Sun is at once the perfect soundtrack for the greatest surf film never made and for a golden hour drive through Topanga Canyon. Yet, while grounded in the Southern California experience, the appeal of the album is not limited by locale. It is a teenage symphony to the sun, for all those who know its grace.

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Mar 27, 2017 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club Buy Tickets >
Mar 29, 2017 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre Buy Tickets >
Mar 30, 2017 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle Buy Tickets >
Mar 31, 2017 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West Buy Tickets >
Apr 1, 2017 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks Buy Tickets >
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Apr 7, 2017 Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre Buy Tickets >
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Apr 16, 2017 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Apr 23, 2017 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
May 13, 2017 Brisbane, QLD AUS - The Zoo
May 14, 2017 Byron Bay, NSW AUS - The Northern
May 14, 2017 Miami, QLD AUS - Miami Marketta
May 17, 2017 Sydney, NSW Australia - Oxford Art Factory
May 19, 2017 Melbourne, VIC AUS - The Curtin
May 20, 2017 Melbourne, VIC AUS - The Curtin
Jun 10, 2017 Sonoma, CA - Huichica Festival
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