Thursday, July 21, 2016

New Song by Allah-Las, "Could Be You" (New Album Due September 9 & NYC Tour Date August 21)

Allah-Lahs (Photo credit: Laura Lynn Petrick)
Here's another song for your summer – L.A. band the Allah-Lahs released a new song "Could Be You" this week, soaked in sunny vibes, garage rock casualness and a classic surf music guitar solo.  This serves as a teaser for the group's third album, Calico Review, due September 9 via Mexican Summer. It was recorded in L.A.'s historic Valentine Recording Studio (which was stood empty since 1979) with new instrumentation by adding viola, harpsichord, mellotron and theremin.

The Allah-Las include Pedrum Siadatian (vocals/lead guitar), Miles Michaud (vocals/rhythm guitar), Matthew Correia (vocals/drum) and Spencer Dunham (vocals/bass).  Correia, Dunham and Siadatian met while working at the cavernous famed Amoeba Music store and formed the band in 2008. “We were all music fans before we were musicians,” says Correia. “We’ve spent a lot of time listening to music, and understanding what works for us and what doesn’t.” The band came across my radar with KCRW's airplay of the lush and laid-back instrumental "Ferus Gallery" from the last album (2014's Worship the Sun), which I picked for my Winter 2015 New Music Playlist as well as the year end's Top 20 Songs of 2015. Give a listen to "Could Be You" with the video below. You can find the band in NYC at the Full Moon Festival on August 21.