In a society absorbed in sub-par political elections and mind-boggling celebrity gossip, We find refuge in knowing that true musicians are still creating audible art. There’s nothing quite like sitting back and listening to the perfect marriage of vocal and instrumental sounds that combine together in such a way that the outcome produces audible beauty, harmony, and expression of emotion. The Allah-Las third full length album, Calico Review (CR), is an experience like no other...
One of the stand out tunes is "Could be You". In this song, a steady drumbeat ensues, while the guitar riff slowly steps out of the shadows, just before Michaud’s captivating vocals reel us in with no hesitation. Michaud’s initial words cater a familiar state of mind to the listener. They propel the listener to a specific time and place in their life. But most importantly, they offer us, the listeners, a distinct vibe that is felt throughout the entire album.
CR showcases a band that has evolved and most importantly, a band that is continually growing creatively. This album is unique in the sense that each song differs greatly from the other, yet the The Allah-Las were able to create cohesion within the entire piece. Whether it be “Autumn Dawn” with it’s lively psychedelic feel that takes the listener to groovier time or “Famous Phone Figure” that stands out particularly due to it’s gratifying use of the violin and organ that seem to bring comfort to the listener--all 12 of these songs, although unique in their own right, stand in a single file line, following one another with precision and poise.
Photo Credit: Laura-Lynn Petrick
Sonically, CR takes us where we feel most comfortable. A place where we can get away from the world's troubles to question one's own conscious thoughts and feelings. It takes us to a place that makes you wish that summer was endless where we wake up to breathe the cool ocean breeze that not only rejuvenates the body but soul alike.
Also Check them out on tour in a town near you....
Oct 07… Pappy & Harriet’s… Pioneertown, CA
Oct 08… The Regent Theater… Los Angeles, CA
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