September 21, 2011

Video: Allah-Las - "Long Journey"

Simply put, Allah-Las are one of the best bands going right now, and their "Catamaran" 7"—produced by San Francisco's vintage R&B purveyor Nick Waterhouse and released via his Pres Records—might just be the best 45 to come out in 2011. These California surfers eschew the current musical landscape in favor of the decidedly warmer analog glow of 1950s and 60s rock and roll: specifically the kind played in a garage with gritty amplified guitars, grooving bass lines, rawly recorded vocals, and foot-stomping, hip-twisting percussion. "Long Journey," the B-side to "Catamaran," gets the music video treatment below via what looks like home-recorded footage of the band road-tripping about in their awesomely green van.

Watch the video after the jump.

Buy the 7" from PRES Records.

Allah-Las - "Catamaran" (from Catamaran b/w Long Journey 7")


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