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Allah-Las Premiere 'Follow You Down' Video On Interview Magazine || Sophomore LP "Worship The Sun" Out Today On Innovative Leisure || On US Tour In November & December

posted Nov 16, 2014, 12:55 PM by Vu Nguyen
-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. The first single from the forthcoming LP has just been releases and already the 45" for "501-415 b/w No Werewolf" is sold out. 

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.

US Tour Dates
Nov 16 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Downstairs #
Nov 18 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks #
Nov 19 -  Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn #
Nov 20 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight #
Nov 21 - Washington, DC - The Rock & Roll Hotel #
Nov 22 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery #
Nov 23 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle #
Nov 24 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Nov 26 - Montreal, QC - Petit Campus #
Nov 27 - Toronto, ONT - Horseshoe Tavern #
Nov 28 - Detroit, MI - Lager House #
Nov 29 - Chicago, Il - Lincoln Hall #
Dec 01 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club #
Dec 04 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl #
Dec 05 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey #
Dec 06 - Portland, OR - Star Theater #
Dec 08 - Arcata, CA - Jambalaya  Arcata #
Dec 09 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium #
Dec 11 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey #
Dec 12 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah #
Dec 13 - San Ana, CA - Observatory- Constellation Room #
Dec 30 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Dec 31 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel

# w/ Tashaki Miyaki