LISTEN TO THE ALLAH-LAS FIRST SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM “IN THE AIR” + TOUR DATES
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for” the saying goes. But suppose the proverbial harbor is Los Angeles — a place not particularly known for being the origin of adventures. From the Spanish Conquistadors to the countless starry-eyed nobodies hoping to make it big, LA is usually the destination.
So it’s no wonder the Allah Las became fascinated with both the carefree spirit and glitter-in-the-gutter lifestyle of their hometown. After three records mining its lore and lure (from the desert to the sea) they have become global ambassadors of not just a place but a location.
On their fourth LP, drummer Matt Correia, bassist Spencer Dunham, and guitarists Miles Michaud and Pedrum Siadatian turn their collective gaze outward and toward the horizon. Simply titled LAHS (a reference to a common misspelling of the band’s name), their forthcoming release on Mexican Summer finds the band turning in their most cohesive and ambitious work yet.
The persistent shuffle of “In The Air” drives the song forward, while Siadatian’s echo slapped voice bounces along on top, describing “images that can’t compare to the real thing in the air.” Electric guitar and mellotron trade licks, mirror each other’s kinetic ascending and descending lines and calling to mind the playful jubilance of Kevin Ayers in his prime.
Tracking was done mostly by the band at their own studio in Los Angeles, allowing them more time and space to experiment with tunes and tones. Producer/Engineer Jarvis Taveniere (Woods) was brought in to help polish it off, resulting in a sound both crisp and clear while keeping with the warmth and atmosphere the band are known for.
~Frank Maston, June 2019
Release Date: October 11, 2019
November 4th – Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
November 5th – Meow Wolf, Sante Fe, NM
November 7th – White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX
November 8th – Trees, Dallas, TX
November 9th – Empire Control Room, Austin, TX
November 10th – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA
November 12th – The Basement East, Nashville, TN
November 13th – Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
November 14th – Grey Eagle Tavern, Asheville, NC
November 15th – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
November 16th – The Black Cat, Washington, DC
November 18th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
November 19th – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
November 20th – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY
November 22nd – Corona Theatre, Montreal, CA
November 24th – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, CA
November 25th – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
November 26th – Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH
November 27th – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
November 29th – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
November 30th – Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, MO
December 2nd – Slowdown, Omaha, NE
December 3rd – Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CA
December 4th – Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City, UT
December 6th – Neumos, Seattle, WA
December 7th – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
December 8th – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
December 10th – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
December 11th – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
December 12th – The Mayan, Los Angeles, CA
December 13th – The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
December 14th – Pappy & Harriets, Pioneertown, CA