Following their 2016 album Calico Review, Allah-Las return with Covers #1, the first in a series of EPs exploring tunes near and new to the band. For the debut EP in the series, the band offers renditions of George Harrison's "Fish On The Sand," Kathy Heideman's "The Earth Won't Hold Me," '90s LA cult band Further's "JO Eleven," and Television's "Hard On Love,” an unreleased song from the band’s Marquee Moon recording sessions.
The Allah-Las recorded Covers #1 at the Pump House in Topanga Canyon while working on material for their next full-length release. The selections are comprised of old faves and newly discovered tracks that became ubiquitous sounds in the studio between album takes. The EP will be released on Mexican Summer on Nov 3, 2017 as limited edition 10” encased in a high quality embossed jacket and through all digital formats.
Allah-Las is composed of Miles Michaud (vocals / rhythm guitar), Matthew Correia (drum / vocals), Pedrum Siadatian (lead guitar / vocals), and Spencer Dunham (bass / vocals). On the road the band has built a dedicated following with extensive, sold-out tours and high profile festival dates.
The whole album is solid pagan psyche pop but to my tastes it gets better after the first few songs and peaks at Tired. For first time vinyl listeners would recommend starting on the B side. Still bizarrely wonderful all the way through freakuency13