End Of The Line: Allah-Las
With Calico Review still fresh under their collective belt, Allah-Las are about to embark on a cross-country U.S. tour, ending up in Indio, California for back-to-back weekends at this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in April.
The beloved Los Angeles-based garage-psych revivalists known as Allah-Las first got together back in 2008 while three of the members found themselves working behind the counter at the legendary record store that is Amoeba Music. But the music geeks would turn their fanatical knowledge into sounds of their own soon after, dropping their critically acclaimed debut in 2012 before returning again in 2014 with the equally praised Worship the Sun.
Taking it all one step further, Calico Review is yet another accomplished effort from the band in question. Recorded in Los Angeles’ historic Valentine Recording Studio, the album demonstrates a band willing to experiment with new instrumentation – adding violin, harpsichord and Mellotron – to a sound that’s getting to be more and more of their very own with each new release.
Be sure to catch them on their 20+ city North American Tour en route to Coachella, and be sure also to check out their music if you haven’t already. Most recently, Allah-Las dropped the new track “Hereafter” in addition to putting out an alternate take of the single “Autumn Dawn,” one sourced from a demo recording done in Topanga Canyon at the home studio of frequent Allah-Las collaborator Kyle Mullarky. Dig in!
We invited Allah-Las vocalist and lead guitarist Pedrum Siadatian for a round of our regular End of the Line Q&A series:
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Hello, My Name Is Pedrum and I’m currently being virtually interrogated.
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I always do is open a Can o’ BS.
People may not know this about me, but I am a big song and dance man.
I consider myself a road toad.
I’m happiest when I am hangin’ with the ol’ lady.
I’m terrified of heights.
My real life hero is Otis King.
My goal in life is eternal happiness on my deathbed.
The most rewarding thing I know is recording and playing good shows.
My day is not the same without a Can o’BS.
If I met a younger version of myself I would tell myself that the future is strange.
I admire anyone who does what they want to be doing.
One day, when I get the chance, I would like to have A/C.
Now that I’m finished, I’m going to make a sand(wich).
But before I leave, I want to say get the damn law!
Allah-Las is composed of Pedrum Siadatian (vocals/lead guitar), Miles Michaud (vocals/rhythm guitar), Matthew Correia (vocals/drum), and Spencer Dunham (vocals/bass).
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