Allah-Las are an American indie garage rock band from California. They came about in 2008, when 3 friends, Matthew Correia (percussion), Spencer Dunham (bass), and Pedrum Siadatian (lead guitar) who worked in L.A’s well known record store, Amoeba, decided to start a band together.
Formed through their mutual appreciation for 60s psychedelic and garage rock, the group, alongside Miles Michaud who later joined them on vocals, made their debut in 2011, with their vinyl only single "Catamaran"/"Long Journey". The band embarked on their first tour along the west coast at this time, starting at San Diego and finishing at San Francisco.
Nick Waterhouse, who released it on his label, “Pres”, produced the single. The partnership was a fruitful one, with a further two singles released in 2012, establishing the band’s sound, which has been compared to the likes of The Kinks and Arthur Lee.
Allah-Las went on to release their eponymous debut album in 2012, on Waterhouse’s new label, “Innovative Leisure”. The album was well received, with critics taking note of their “natural” and “immersed in melancholic nostalgia but on the other, enthused with a timeless charm" sound, and it charted well in European countries, such as Belgium and the Netherlands. A subsequent tour followed, this time on the East Coast and into Europe, including a show in London, before returning back to the States to tour with the band “Black Angels”. In 2013 the Allah-Las announced that they would be travelling to Asia and Australia for the first time to play shows.
Following their tour period, the band got back into the studio to record their follow up, “Worship The Sun”, which was released in late 2014 on Innovative Leisure once more. Again the album charted well in the same European countries as their previous effort.