Los Angeles psyche-pop band, Allah Las are set to release their fourth album, ‘LAHS,‘ this autumn (October 11th) with ‘In The Air,’preceding it as a taster.
The album sees the band drawing from their years of touring the world, and experiences of recording three prior LPs. Their development as songwriters and producers is quite evident, and there are even a couple of songs sung in Spanish and Portuguese.
However, the melodies, hooks and harmonies are all still there, and on ‘In The Air,’ in particular, you would hardly need a second guess as to where the band come from. The warmth of a Californian / desert evening positively drips off this track. There’s a distinct psychedelic feel about it – a jangly, poppy psyche feel, which reminds of the less commercial catalogue of The Monkees. The video promotes that feel a little too. Ok – a bit darker than ‘Day Dream Believer,’ but you know what I mean.
(Incidentally, the album name, ‘LAHS’ is simply reference to a common misspelling of the band’s name – and once I read that I had to re-write the heading to this piece three times!)