Allah-Las, Self-titled, Innovative Leisure



Allah-Las’ take on old-school garage rock sounds like it came straight from 1964. Authentic, raw and with plenty of reverb to go around, Allah-Las is like a relic in these electronic times and it’s pretty refreshing. It’s music that’s relaxed and carefree and it goes along well with the band’s California beach vibe that they put into each song. The songs that comprise Allah-Las make life in the sunshine sound pretty damn nice, where all your worries can just float away with the waves. Each song captures this way of thinking, as the mood always stays mellow. This is good, but only to an extent, because if there was any flaw in this record it would be how the energy never seems to fully pick up. Allah-Las fails to create any kind of “take-off” or “come-down” moments. Don’t get me wrong, the songs are great, but sometimes I just need a pick-me-up to get through the day. (Innovative Leisure) by Zach Rogers