The title of Allah-Las’ fourth LP references a common misspelling of their band name, and LAHS – with its mellifluous melodies and outstanding musicianship throughout – is their best yet.
Opener Holding Pattern sashays in with bohemian Spill The Wine vibes before Simon & Garfunkel-esque harmonies take flight. After winking at S-S-S-Single Bed‘s cheeky guitar riff, Keeping Dry ushers in a vocal melody that snorts Eric Clapton’s Cocaine. It’s multilingual, too: Japanese spoken-word infiltrates Royal Blues, and Prazer Em Te Conhecer (Nice To Meet You) – sung in Portuguese by drummer Matt Correia – could be Girls On The Avenue’s classy, Southern-European cousin sauntering across mosaic pavements aprés boozy lunch.
This sophisticated collection of itinerant tunes is best served poolside with cocktails and canapés.
LAHS by Allah-Las is out October 11 via Mexican Summer/Rocket.
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