Thursday, August 9, 2012
Allah-Las: "Don't You Forget It"
Impeccably capturing a late 60s garage/surf ethos and channeling the sound through a "Play With Fire" era Rolling Stones filter, California's Allah-Las, have crafted several head turning new tracks, "Don't You Forget It" and "Tell Me What's On Your Mind." The full length (9/18 on Innovative Leisure) was produced by vintage perfectionist Nick Waterhouse (excellent in his own right). This is lo fi reverb done the right way. Critics may file this on the softer side of the Black Lips/King Khan, and lesser minds may even compare them to the lazy stylings of a Real Estate. Don't be fooled though, there's a lot more here than delay pedals and reverb knobs. VIA