AL­LAH-LAS

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Al­lah-Las In­no­va­tive Leisure

There is al­ways a bur­geon­ing mar­ket for mu­si­cal re­vi­sion­ism, and this Los An­gles four-piece know there will be plenty of tak­ers for a band in thrall to 1960s pop, jan­gle, garage-rock and colour­ful psy­che­delic rack­ets. As be­fits former record store clerks (and not any old record store ei­ther, but the fa­bled Amoeba in San Fran­cisco), Al­lah-Las rigidly stick to the mu­si­cal ley-lines that were set back in the mid-’60s. It’s Nuggets­fare for sure, an al­bum of er­afriendly jan­gles and surfy snarls such as Tell Me (What’s on Your Mind), Don’t You For­get It and Bus­man’s Hol­i­day, all played and pitched to per­fec­tion. The only nag­ging quib­ble con­cerns the note-per­fect recre­ations of past glo­ries: surely look­ing for­ward is much more im­por­tant than al­ways look­ing back? al­lah-las.com JIM CAR­ROLL

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