HGTV/Paste SXSW Preview - Allah-Las
HGTV has teamed up with Paste for our ninth annual party in Austin, Texas, at SXSW, March 13-16. With 11 bands per day, the lineup includes both some of the festival’s most exciting veteran performers including Billy Bragg, Josh Ritter and The Zombies, as well as newcomers like Foxygen, The Lone Bellow and GUARDS.
The official four-day party will be held at one of 6th Street’s biggest music venues, The Stage on Sixth (508 E. 6th Street), from noon to 6 p.m. In the days leading up to the event, we’ll post previews on the artists on the lineup.
Hometown: Los Angeles
Members: Miles Michaud, Spencer Dunham, Matt Correia, Pedrum Siadatian
For Fans Of: The Zombies, The Kinks
One of the many perks of SXSW is the weather, as many of us will trek to Austin and escape the tail end of winter—the lion March is said to come in like. It may be chilly back home, but it’s never the wrong time to pop on a fantastic surf-pop record and dream of sunnier climates. This year’s proof is in the Allah-Las’ stellar self-titled debut. Produced by Nick Waterhouse—another one of our favorite newcomers this year—the album features the kind of warm, psychedelic sounds that classic-rock enthusiasts are always trying to convince you just don’t get made anymore these days. Naysayers and nostalgists (assuming they’ve got two ears and an affinity for reverb) will have no choice but to fall in love with the Allah-Las, and if their first effort is any indication of the career that lies ahead of them, so will everyone else.
Check out the video for “Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind)” below and find out why we named them one of the best new bands of 2012.