By Staff on June 11, 2014
Allah-Las have released their single “501-415” off of their upcoming album Worship the Sun. The one-time Amoeba Music employees have utilized their Los Angeles origin—including sounds evocative of SoCal in their music, which have helped yield the group’s first self-titled 2012 album, and now their soon-to-be second.
The album’s title Worship the Sun seems to speak for itself. Allah-Las’ music acts as séances, which revive a time of high-waist swim trunks worn by sunbathers, and beach parties shot through a Vaseline-smudged lens. Their psychedelic ballads contain a healthy dose of nostalgia; yet, they take care to stay modern, by incorporating Latin percussion and electric folk.
The track “501-415,” which premiered today via Spin, like its simple numerical title is a careful combination of '60s surf-rock and modern, minimalist vocals. The track acts like an electric prayer that uses the tingling repetition of a guitar riff to catch its listener’s ear. “501-415”’s austerity, like its title, seems to mature Allah-Las’ beyond their psychedelic, surf-rock frame.
Worship the Sun is out September 16. Check out their single “501-415” below!