New Video: JOVM Mainstays Allah-Las Releases a Gorgeous and Nostalgic Visual for “Prazer Em Te Conhecer”

I’ve written a bit about the acclaimed Los Angeles-based psych rock act and JOVM mainstays Allah-Las throughout the course of this site’s nine-plus-year history, and as you may recall, the Southern Californian band — Matthew Correia (drums), Spencer Dunham (bass), Miles Michaud (vocals, guitar) and Pedrum Siadatian (guitar) — formed back in 2008, and can trace their origins tow hen three of the band’s four members worked at famed, Los Angeles-based record store Amoeba Music. Since then, the band has released three full-length albums that have firmly established their sound, a sound that draws heavily from 60s psych rock, surfer rock and garage work — while thematically, their work is largely inspired by their hometown.

The acclaimed psych rock band’s fourth album LAHS is slated for an October 11, 2019 release through Mexican Summer Records, and the album, which derives its name from a common misspelling of the band’s name reportedly finds the band crafting material that reveals their growth as songwriters, performers, arrangers and producers. Much of the album’s material focuses on Krautrock-like grooves — with album single “In The Air,” a shimmering and hook-driven track evoking a hazy and lingering lysergic fugue. “Polar Onion,” the album’s second track was centered around shimmering, acoustic guitar, gently padded drumming — and while evoking an aching longing, the song sounded as though it could have been released between 1966-1969. Interestingly, LAHS third and latest single “Prazer Em Te Conhecer” is the first single in the band’s growing catalog that’s written and sung exclusively in Portuguese. Much like its immediate predecessor, the track is centered around shimmering guitars — both acoustic and electric — plaintive vocals and harmonizing and a soaring hook. And while bearing an uncanny resemblance to Wish You Were Here-era Pink Floyd, the song manages to evoke an aching nostalgia that feels appropriate with yet another summer coming to a close.

The recently released video by Matt Correia features Super 8 mm footage at California’s shore — young people hamming it up at the beach, as well as the members of the band flying around the coast in a small airplane. All if it is shot in declining sunlight, which helps emphasizes the wistful nostalgia at the heart of the song.

Allah-Las will be embarking on a lengthy tour to support LAHS to close out 2019 and the tour will include a November 20, 2019 stop at Brooklyn Steel. Check out the tour dates below.

Tour Dates
November 4th – Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
November 5th – Meow Wolf, Sante Fe, NM
November 7th – White Oak Music Hall, Houston, TX
November 8th – Trees, Dallas, TX
November 9th – Empire Control Room, Austin, TX
November 10th – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA
November 12th – The Basement East, Nashville, TN
November 13th – Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
November 14th – Grey Eagle Tavern, Asheville, NC
November 15th – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
November 16th – The Black Cat, Washington, DC
November 18th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
November 19th – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
November 20th – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY
November 22nd – Corona Theatre, Montreal, CA
November 24th – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, CA
November 25th – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
November 26th – Ace of Cups, Columbus, OH
November 27th – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL
November 29th – Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
November 30th – Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, MO
December 2nd – Slowdown, Omaha, NE
December 3rd – Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CA
December 4th – Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City, UT
December 6th – Neumos, Seattle, WA
December 7th – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
December 8th – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
December 10th – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
December 11th – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
December 12th – The Mayan, Los Angeles, CA
December 13th – The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
December 14th – Pappy & Harriets, Pioneertown, CA