Three out of four Allah-Las band members were working at Amoeba Music when they first met. It's little wonder their knowledge of vintage tracks is so extensive. You can hear it in their art too. Three albums in, and their sound is still ever wet, drenched in grains of influence and salty flavour. Only one thing's been a constant, and that's their location. The hulking avenues that swivel beneath L.A.'s vibrating sun have been a harbouring cot for the band's creativity. You can hear the city in every note. Join the boys on a car ride to nowhere, as they meddle with the tape deck.
Allah-Las – Via-A-Vis
What are you wearing on the first day of travel?
List five things you packed in your suitcase.
Robe, kefir, hammer, scepter, sponge
Did you forget anything?
What are you reading?
American Alpeh by Wallace Berman
If you could revisit a place en route that you’ve been to before, where would you go?
Fancy writing a haiku about it?
Tears in saskatoon
I found a candy wrapper
Where the flowers bloom
What’s on the mixtape?
1. Pretty Things - New Day
2. Bryan Ferry - Casanova
3. Cerro Verde - I Lost A Game
4. Flo and Eddie - I Been Born Again
5. Chris Lucey - That's The Way The World Has Got To Be Part 1
6. Kimio Mizutani - Turning Point
7. Jim Sullivan - U.F.O
8. Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights
9. Robert Wyatt - Gharbzadegi
10. We All Together - It's A Sin To Go Away
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