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Allah-Las perform free show at Amoeba Records, release new album

Los Angeles quartet, Allah-Las, performed a hypnotizing set at Amoeba Records on Sept. 5, which proceeded with a signing of their newly released album, “Worship the Sun”.

Located on Sunset Boulevard, Amoeba Records is a record store located in the heart of Hollywood that provides free live shows in celebration of artist’s new album releases.

Allah-Las consist of vocalist and guitarist Miles Michaud, bassist Spencer Dunham, guitarist Pedrum Siadatian, and drummer Matthew Correia.

Having met while working at Amoeba back in the early 2000’s, these four gentlemen felt a true connection with the crowd as they shared their story through their mellow “surfy, garage-rock” tunes, in an intimate nostalgic setting.

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Obviously drawn to the 1960’s-70’s music era, the band is heavily influenced by musical groups such as The Rolling Stones, The Byrds, Love, Beachwood Sparks, and The Velvet Underground.

Although their influences are heavy staples of the rock ‘n’ roll and psychedelic era, the Allah-Las manage to maintain a natural “breezy folk” sound, with touches of Latin inspiration throughout both their self-titled album and “Worship the Sun”.

The Allah-Las kicked off their set with one of their instrumental tracks off the new record titled “Ferus Gallery”, which instantly urged every limb in the room to sway side-to-side.

Standing in front of Amoeba’s tight aisles, the band fed off of the crowd’s tender energy and gave a great intimate performance. Allah-Las were undoubtedly worthy of the tilt of heads towards the amps, endless claps, and the swaying of the body.

After performing songs from the newly released album; the band performed the popular song “Catamaran”, off of their self-titled album. The lyrics were sung along throughout the room, echoing in unison as Michaud sang the chorus, “I want you near, I want to whisper to your ear, wanna hold your hand, I wanna be your man.”

“Long Journey” is the final track off of their self-titled album and was played last during their set. Correia sings on this particular track while shaking the maracas, begging people to release their “inner hippie”.

You can listen to Allah-Las and their two albums for free on Spotify.

Don’t miss Allah-Las next upcoming show this coming winter, on Dec. 13, at the Observatory in Santa Ana. Tickets are currently $15. For more information, visit

Full album stream courtesy of Innovative Leisure via YouTube.

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