11/14/2016

Allah-Las add new spring tour dates; debut new documentary "De Vida Voz"

ALLAH-LAS ADD SPRING HEADLINE DATES
DEBUTS TOUR DOCUMENTARY DE VIDA VOZ
CALICO REVIEW OUT TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM ON MEXICAN SUMMER
photo credit: Laura-Lynn Petrick   
 “They consistently deliver impressive performances; their harmonies, guitars,
and percussion are all point-perfect.”—Pitchfork
“Cramming as much guts and passion as possible into three and a half minutes or
less - while burning it’s own path, with brooding, lonesome songs, tightly restrained
surf inflected musings on girls and freedom”—The New Yorker  
“Allah-Las is a bona fide Los Angeles rock band...creating down-to-earth tracks that sound as though they emerged from a sultry garage in Southern California.”—Interview Magazine
“Los Angeles garage-rock gurus Allah-Las tap into an alternate reality where the world
 is but a California dream.”—SPIN
 “slow-rolling and melancholic.”—Consequence of Sound
“[Allah-Las has] turned the so-cal attitude into their own personal projection of freedom, girls, and glory days spent by the shore.”—Flaunt
Following their international fall tour, Allah-Las is adding new headlining dates in March and April in support of their latest, critically acclaimed album, Calico Review, out now onMexican Summer. The band will be playing in New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta and more with support from The Babe Rainbow. See below for a full tour itinerary.  
In addition, the band debuts the new documentary, De Vida Vozfeaturing concert and behind-the-scenes footage from their most recent tour in North America and Europe. Watch the full filmHERE. An exclusive tour photo diary is now available on Baeble, who say, “[Allah-Las] continue to deliver their identifiable warmth we hear in their music through these gorgeous photos, as they’re bathed in film grain and west coast heat.” 
Calico Review was recorded in Los Angeles’ historic Valentine Recording Studio. For the album, Allah-Las experiment with new instrumentation adding violin, harpsichord and Mellotron to their sound. The twelve tracks on Calico Review demonstrate how the group has pivoted from focusing on specific influences to crafting songs that reflect their own feelings of freedom, grit and melancholy. The result showcases their evolution as songwriters and arrangers.
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.” Their 2011 self-titled debut was nominated for independent album of the year by the A2IM Libbys. Of the debut, Pitchfork said, “it sounds like an effortlessly wistful batch of starry-eyed, minor-key beauties that gently ruminate on the usual young-guy subjects: sex, freedom, the ways the former can interfere with the latter and vice versa.”
In 2014, their sophomore LP Worship The Sun received critical acclaim from The Los Angeles Times who said the album “…lets the band’s trippy vintage rock absorb all sorts of new Southern California influences. Latin drumming, L.A.’s midcentury avant-garde beach culture and Laurel Canyon harmonies.” On the road the band, has built a dedicated following with extensive, sold-out tours and high profile festival dates throughout North, Central, and South America, Europe, South Africa, Russia, Mexico and Israel.
ALLAH-LAS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
* with The Babe Rainbow
March 13—Kansas City, OK—Record Bar*
March 14—Minneapolis, MN—Triple Rock Social Club*
March 15—Milwaukee, WI—Turner Hall Ballroom*
March 16—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall*
March 17—Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom*
March 18—Detroit, MI—El Club*
March 20—Toronto, ON—The Mod Club*
March 21—Montreal, QC—Rialto Theater*
March 22—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer*
March 24—New York—Webster Hall*
March 25—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall*
March 27—Washington, DC—9:30 Club*
March 29—Athens, GA—Georgia Theatre*
March 30—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle*
March 31—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West*
April 1—New Orleans, LA—One Eyed Jacks*
April 3—Houston, TX—Walter’s*
April 4—Austin, TX—The Mohawk*
April 7—Englewood, CO—Gothic Theatre*
April 8—Salt Lake City, UT—Metro Music Hall*

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