As tempting as it may be, categorizing the music of Los Angeles quartet Allah-Las isn’t half as valuable a dissection as it may seem. As lead singer Miles Michaud explained to Paste in 2014, “I think one of the most important things that we are able to do, and we do it not just with our band, but with our podcast Reverberation, is reintroduce lost music of the past and lost sounds of the past to a new generation, who can immediately appreciate it. We strive to make music that is timeless, not a part of any movement or decade.” The group’s buffet of reverb, twang and mid-tone has been a modern rarity since the ‘60s, and it thrives majestically at their live shows. Paste photographer Adam McCullough captured the group’s performance at Webster Hall last Friday, where the band played cuts from its latest excellent release, Calico Review. Allah-Las is currently touring the US before heading to Australia in mid May.
“Follow You Down”
“No Werewolf” (The Frantics Cover)