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Allah-Las announce new album, share “Famous Phone Figure” video — watch

Los Angeles outfit's third LP arrives later this summer

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    On September 9th, Allah-Las will return with a new album called Calico Review. The 12-track collection marks their third full-length overall following 2014’s Worship the Sun.

    The LP was recorded in the band’s hometown of Los Angeles at the notable Valentine Recording Studio, which had previously been closed since the late ’70s. As a press release notes, during their sessions, the garage rockers used “historic recording equipment including a 1964 Universal Audio 610 soundboard, the same board on which The Beach Boys recorded Pet Sounds.” In addition, they incorporated new instrumentation into their sound, adding such instruments as viola, harpsichord, Mellotron and theremin.

    Our first taste of Calico Review comes in the form of “Famous Phone Figure”. Slow-rolling and melancholic, slow-rolling, the lead single makes use of faint percussion and strings. According to a statement, it “revolves around a character sketch of an unknowable woman.”

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    Check it out above via its corresponding black-and-white music video, directed by Robbie Simon.

    Calico Review Artwork:

    allah las calico review album Allah Las announce new album, share Famous Phone Figure video    watch

    Calico Review Tracklist:
    01. Strange Heat
    02. Satisfied
    03. Could Be You
    04. High & Dry
    05. Mausoleum
    06. Roadside Memorial
    07. Autumn Dawn
    08. Famous Phone Figure
    09. 200 South La Brea
    10. Warmed Kippers
    11. Terra Ignota
    12. Place In The Sun

    In support of the album, the group will tour North America this summer.

    Allah-Las 2016 Tour Dates:
    06/17 – Vancouver, BC @ LEVITATION Vancouver
    06/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sunstock Solar Festival
    07/29 – Denver, CO @ Underground Music Showcase
    08/21 – New York, NY @ Full Moon Festival
    09/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
    09/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
    09/09 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
    09/10 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
    09/11 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
    09/12 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
    09/15 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
    09/18 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
    09/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
    09/21 – Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal 
    09/22 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
    09/23 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
    09/24 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
    09/28 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    09/29 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    10/07 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
    10/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater

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