Worship The Sun (LP)


Allah-Las

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Amoeba Review

09/15/2014

On Worship the Sun, L.A.’s Allah-Las get some dirt on their boots by scuzzing up their surf-garage sound.  Mountainous static gives way to a Western sunset on opener “De Vida Voz.” “Had It All” finds a gnarly groove nestled in the woods, like a bittersweet mushroom trip. The dusty “Artifact” gives the guys’ instrumental prowess room to shine, kicking up rattling guitar solos. Mostly Allah-Las are happy to let their cool, laid-back surf licks do the talking, as a couple of instrumental tracks thrown in the mix show, while Miles Michaud’s Dylanesque vocals and lyrics hint more at quiet introspection. But, interestingly, Worship the Sun seems ease into itself, grabbing your attention more the further you get into the record. “Buffalo Nickel’s” stonery groove is eased with some rhythmic backup vocals and an eternal chorus (“only for you, girl”). “501-405” gets your head spinning with its jangly guitars, tilt-a-whirl groove and sleepwalking vocals. And stay tuned for late-album tracks like the simply stunning “Yemeni Jade,” the country-fried jangle pop of “Better Than Mine” and ferocious surf cover “No Werewolf.” “I know where I belong ’cause I worship the sun” they sing on the gold-flecked title track, nicely summing up the surfers-in-the-desert feel the Allah-Las effortlessly evoke on their sophomore album.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
De Vida Voz
Allah-Las 02:31
2.
Had It All
Allah-Las 02:40
3.
Artifact
Allah-Las 03:33
4.
Ferus Gallery
Allah-Las 03:35
5.
Recurring
Allah-Las 02:16
6.
Nothing To Hide
Allah-Las 03:40


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Buffalo Nickel
Allah-Las 02:46
2.
Follow You Down
Allah-Las 03:10
3.
501-415
Allah-Las 01:43
4.
Yemeni Jade
Allah-Las 02:38
5.
Worship The Sun
Allah-Las 02:49
6.
Better Than Mine
Allah-Las 02:49

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