Hear Allah-Las Sling Vintage California Cool on ‘501-415′
Garage, psych, and surf set to swirl on new album, 'Worship the Sun'
Allah-Las are about as California as they come — an aural cocktail of surf-rock slack, garage-psych heat, and Beat Generation cool that goes down as easy as a Harvey Wallbanger sipped within view of the Pacific sunset. This also makes them a perfect fit for the Innovative Leisure label, which specializes in high-quality Los Angeles (etc.) noise-makers like the fellows you see above, and hear below. As the story goes, the band’s members first met while working at their city’s iconic record shop, Amoeba Music, but soon migrated to a nearby basement. On September 16, they’ll release their second album, Worship the Sun, and you can now hear the first taste of it below. “501-415″ shimmers like the sea and grooves like the wind as Pedrum Siadatian rambles on about cigarettes and God over clangy, fuzzed guitars. You can stream that song below, and also hit the limited-edition pre-order for a vinyl version complete with wooden 45 spacer made from recycled birch. The single comes backed with “No Werewolf” and, like Worship the Sun, was produced by Nick Waterhouse.