Zuma 85: Vinyl LPLPIL2110
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Label: Calico Discos / Innovative Leisure
Release Date: 13th October
Check the beachy sunblasted surf robot disco of 'The Stuff', the chilled and laidback swag on this thing, it's universally cool but proper cool, effortless. To these ears this new Allah-Lahs may be the best one yet as they explore a kind of mystic cosmic beach disco surf - sounds pretty wonderful, right?
For the last 15 years, Allah-Las have alchemically melded surf rock washes with folk rock jangle and rock, building up their lauded music podcast, Reverberation Radio, and record label, Calico Discos, in the process - But a lot has changed since Matthew Correia (drums/vocals), Spencer Dunham (bass, guitar, vocals), Miles Michaud (guitar, organ, vocals), and Pedrum Siadatian (guitar, synth, vocals) first bonded over psych rock vinyl in the back room at Amoeba Records in the late ‘aughts.
Zuma 85 signals the start of a new era for Allah-Las, and finds the band reinventing itself in defiance of the algorithmic categorization and robotic sterility. Recorded in the midst of the shift from the Old World to whatever branch of reality we're on now, it's a return, too: The album will be released October 13th on their own label, Calico Discos, in partnership with Innovative Leisure, which released early defining statements like Allah-Las (2012) and Worship The Sun (2014).