Los Angeles-based garage rock revivalist quartet Allah-Las are comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Miles Michaud, lead guitarist/vocalist Pedrum Siadatian, bassist/vocalist Spencer Dunham, and drummer/vocalist Matthew Correia. Three of the four bandmembers were working in the L.A. branch of the legendary record store Amoeba when the group formed in 2008, and they must have spent a great deal of time researching the garage and psychedelic sounds of the ’60s while propping up the counter. Their sound combines the harmonies and pop hooks of the British Invasion, the trippy atmosphere of West Coast psychedelic bands, and the raw swagger of countless American garage rockers. They made their debut on vinyl in 2011 with a single (“Catamaran”/”Long Journey”) produced by friend of the group and old-school soul revivalist Nick Waterhouse and released on his Pres label. Their alliance with Waterhouse continued as they released two singles during 2012 on his new label, Innovative Leisure: a split single with the boss featuring their song “(Tell Me) What’s on Your Mind”; and another single featuring that song with “Sacred Sands” on the flip. Their Waterhouse-produced self-titled album was issued in September of that year and featured all their previously released tracks, plus nine more

Allah-Las Premiere 'Follow You Down' Video

Allah-Las Premiere ‘Follow You Down’ Video

Allah-Las met while working at Amoeba Music, a key destination for music lovers in Los Angeles. While this experience helped shape their sensibility, their sound was forged in an underground basement where they came together as a band. They began gigging in Los Angeles in 2008, refining their live:

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Tashaki Miyaki Announce National Tour with Allah-Las, starting Nov 14 at The Parrish in Austin, Tashaki Miyaki are working on an LP, for release in 2015

Tashaki Miyaki Announce Tour with Allah-Las

On the heels of their performance at New York City’s MoMA, Los Angeles based dreamy trio Tashaki Miyaki have announced their upcoming national tour supporting Allah-Las. Kicking off on November 4th at Austin, TX’s The Parish, their sets will:

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Allah-Las Interview

Northern Transmissions talked to Pedrum from The Allah-Las. We caught up with him after a night out on the town, which included a waitress who poured quite a few shots of homemade schnapps.

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