Allah-Las is composed of Pedrum Siadatian (vocals/lead guitar), Miles Michaud (vocals/rhythm guitar), Matthew Correia (vocals/drum), and Spencer Dunham (vocals/bass). The band was formed in 2008 while three of the members were working at the legendary Amoeba Music record store. “We were all music fans before we were musicians,” says Correia. “We’ve spent a lot of time listening to music, and understanding what works for us and what doesn’t.”
Los Angeles quartet Allah-Las announce the release of their third album Calico Review, and first on Mexican Summer, on September 9th, 2016.
Following two well-received albums (2012’s self-titled debut and 2014’s Worship the Sun), Allah-Las have found a new home with Mexican Summer. Their third full-length Calico Review summarizes and grows upon the lessons learned by the group thus far, and marks their most diverse work to date. The album was recorded in LA’s historic Valentine Recording Studio, which had lain dormant since 1979. The studio’s reopening in July 2015 allowed the band to use historic recording equipment including a 1964 Universal Audio 610 soundboard, the same board on which The Beach Boys recorded Pet Sounds. For Calico Review, Allah-Las experiment with new instrumentation adding viola, harpsichord, Mellotron, theremin to their sound. Where the Allah-Las display their wisdom, and what really shines across the 12 songs that comprise Calico Review, is the way that the group has pivoted from specific influences and nods to the music they love, to crafting the feelings of freedom, grit, and melancholy in their music.
In between album releases, Allah-Las have toured around the world, and will continue that journey in support of Calico Review touring extensively in North America, Europe and the UK. Look out for Allah-Las on tour near you.