“We’ve been traveling a lot the past couple years and I think that played a role in influencing the broader variety of songs on this record.” L.A.’s Allah-Las began their journey on Innovative Leisure with Nick Waterhouse behind the boards, but since 2016’s Calico Review have found themselves right at home on Mexican Summer. Their fourth album LAHS (inspired by a common misspelling of the band’s name) expands on their dusty psychedelic desert folk, looking beyond well-trodden west coast sound signatures for a newly widescreen sound that’s vaguely reminiscent of bossa nova, tropicalia, krautrock and AM pop without relying on tropes. Mellotron and backwards guitar coalesce with tempered drumming and stoned vocals like the most psychedelic Beatles jams or the wispier, more atmospheric passages from Ariel Pink’s The Doldrums. Check out “Roco Ono,” “Holding Pattern,” “On Our Wau,” “Royal Blues,” “Polar Onion” or Portuguese ballad "Prazer Em Te Conhecer” for a taste. Indie exclusive orange colored vinyl pressing with download code.
- orange colored vinyl
- indie exclusive
- full color printed inner sleeve
- digital download included
- limited edition
- music label: Mexican Summer 2019
reviewed by big kahuna burger 10/2019