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

Los Angeles outfit's third LP arrives later this summer


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.”

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

Calico Review Artwork:

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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