Allah-Las

Late Show

Allah-Las

Spires, Reverberation DJ Set

Thu, September 26, 2013

Doors: 9:30 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$12 advance / $14 day of show

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This event is 21 and over

Allah-Las - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
Allah-Las
Allah-Las met while working at Amoeba Music, a key destination for music lovers in Los Angeles. While this experience helped shape their sensibility, their sound was forged in an underground basement where they came together as a band. They began gigging in Los Angeles in 2008, refining their live performance, and finally released their first 7” single Catamaran / Long Journey in 2011. In 2012, they began their relationship with Innovative Leisure, releasing their first self-titled album, Allah-Las, anchored by their second single Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind) / Sacred Sands. The release was met with critical acclaim and the band toured extensively in the States and abroad before going back into the studio to record their follow-up.

Allah-Las' second album, Worship The Sun, expands on the sound established by their maiden effort, honing their fusion of West Coast garage rock and roll, Latin percussion and electric folk. As richly textured and timeless as a Southern California beach break, the songs are evocative of Los Angeles’ storied past. Beatniks, artists, surfers, nomads. Remnants of a bygone Sunset Strip. Golden tans and cosmic sunsets. One can feel the warmth of the sun, but the band deftly avoids the kitsch so often indulged by lovers of these things. Hints of Byrds, Love, Felt, and those who follow are threaded into the tapestry.

LA’s seminal Ferus Gallery – the home of Wallace Berman, Ed Kienholz, Ed Ruscha, Billy Al Bengston – is paid homage in an eponymous instrumental, broadening the scope beyond mere sea, surf, and sand. The lyrics reveal a new maturity; reflections of a band that has grown together through experiences on the road and in the studio. Worship The Sun is at once the perfect soundtrack for the greatest surf film never made and for a golden hour drive through Topanga Canyon. Yet, while grounded in the Southern California experience, the appeal of the album is not limited by locale. It is a teenage symphony to the sun, for all those who know its grace.

(Kevin O’Sullivan)
Spires - (Set time: 9:30 PM)
Spires
Spires are a psychedelic rock band formed in November 2012 by singer/guitarist Matt Stevenson. Initially started as a home recording project, the group now includes Jack Collins (bass), Jack Manley (guitar), Carter McNeil (drums), and Michael Goodman (synths/guitar). Drawing influences from Creation Records artists and 60s psych, Spires were dubbed by NME as the "US counterparts" to Temples, and have played over 40 gigs in New York in the past year. Their debut single "Candy Flip" was self released in the US in October and will be available for purchase in the UK via Too Pure on March 3rd, 2014.
Reverberation DJ Set
Reverberation DJ Set
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://mercuryloungenyc.com