Allah-Las Release “Busman’s Holiday”, Come To Nashville

The Allah-Las describe themselves as sounding like “old, weird, Los Angeles” and “a Dennis Hopper photo coming to life.” While that sound’s good and all as a press release, those are some pretty high standards to compare yourselves to. And if you dare fuck with the reputation of one of my favorite actors, well, them’s fighting words, my friend. However, when I first heard their debut EP, I was pleasantly surprised. A few of my friends viewed them as nothing more than 13th Floor Elevators imitators. I could see why they’d say that, but I don’t truly think that’s a fair title. Yes, they capture a retro sound that’s been passed around more than herpes, but I think they are able to pull it off and keep it entertaining. And with that intro, I present to you, the band’s latest video, “Busman’s Holiday.”

Busman’s Holiday – Allah-Las

The sun-burnt song is a little bit late for summer, but I guess it’s always summer in California, so I can’t really hold that against them. They’re a product of their environment. The track is apparently off their debut LP, which is due out September 18th. If the rest is anything like this or the EP they put out earlier this year, than I think we’re in for a pleasant surprise. These dudes are set to play the High Watt on September 30th and I might just have to check the show out. If their PR is reading this, send me the record dudes. I’d love to give it a spin. If you’re looking for more on these guys, check out the tour dates below as well as the usual few videos. You can also find out more on their Tumblr where they give proper shout outs to J. Spaceman as well. Props.

Tour Dates

9/26 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
9/27 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall*
9/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Plush
9/29 – Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit Cabaret
9/30 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
10/2 – Washington, DC @ The Rock and Roll Hotel
10/3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/4 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
10/5 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Union Pool*
10/6 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/8 – Toronto, ONT @ The Great Hall
10/10 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
10/14 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
10/15 – Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo
10/16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
10/17 – Portland, OR @ Star Theatre
10/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s
10/21 – Los Angeles, CA El Rey

Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind) – Allah-Las

Catamaran – Allah-Las

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