Los Angeles garage-rock gurus Allah-Las tap into an alternate reality where the world is but a California dream. Their crunchy, loose-groovin' tunes evoke desert trips, motorcycle rides, surf safaris, and casual come-ons dished out by coiffed strangers. They shambled through sun-baked songs about movement and magic on their Nick Waterhouse-produced self-titled debut, released by Innovative Leisure last year, and they keep up the mysterious momentum on brand new song "Had It All."
The label is sharing the new track along with another, "Every Girl," via a limited edition 7-inch single meant to tide us over as the quartet prepare to head back into the studio for album number two. Above, you'll find Allah-Las in top form, Miles Michaud urging us to let our minds "be relaxed and free" while the gang jangles along. The accompanying video finds the boys adventuring in various environs, from cemeteries to snowfields. Catch 'em romping through a town near-ish you soon.
Allah-Las tour dates:
September 26 - Early - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
September 26 - Late - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
September 28 - Big Sur, CA @ Mollusk Jamboree
October 1 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah*
October 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour*
October 4 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Don Quixote’s International Music Hall*
October 5 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel*
October 6 - San Francisco, CA @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass - Golden Gate Park
* with Jacco Gardner