COVID-19 Response at Fishpond

Read what we're doing...

Worship the Sun [LP] *
By

Rating
Album: Worship the Sun [LP] *
# Song Title   Time
1)    De Vida Voz
2)    Had It All
3)    Artifact
4)    Ferus Gallery
5)    Recurring
6)    Nothing to Hide
7)    Buffalo Nickel
8)    Follow You Down
9)    501-415
10)    Yemeni Jade
11)    Worship the Sun
12)    Better Than Mine
 

Album: Worship the Sun [LP] *
# Song Title   Time
1)    De Vida Voz
2)    Had It All
3)    Artifact
4)    Ferus Gallery
5)    Recurring
6)    Nothing to Hide
7)    Buffalo Nickel
8)    Follow You Down
9)    501-415
10)    Yemeni Jade
11)    Worship the Sun
12)    Better Than Mine
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • L.A. garage psych revivalists the Allah-Las didn't mess around with their winning formula much on their second album, 2014's Worship the Sun. Working with retro-leaning producer Nick Waterhouse again, the quartet can still effortlessly crank out chiming ballads that sound worthy of a strong volume of Pebbles, dish out moody midtempo tracks that have the feel of classic West Coast bands like the Chocolate Watchband, and take the occasional instrumental detour that come off like surf music that's been dragged through some desert dust. It definitely feels like an extension of their debut album, only instead of being a retread, it's an improvement. Stronger songs, vocals that lean a little less on the snotty side of the garage in favor of some nuance, and slightly softer focus production mean that the album is a slight bit of an improvement. The band's songcraft feels sharper and more focused, whether it's the near-rollicking "Artifact" (half borrowed from the Chocolate Watchband's "Are You Gonna Be There [At the Love-In]"), the slowly swaying ballad "Nothing to Hide," which anchors the middle of the record like a big fat teardrop, or the album's title track, which manages to make melancholy sound sun-kissed and peaceful. Along with this overall strengthening of their core, the group mixes in a couple off-speed pitches, like the countrified jangle pop gem "Better Than Mine" that beats the Beachwood Sparks at their own game, or the psychedelic bubblegum rocker "501-415," that give the album the little bit of growth and expansion it needed to sound fresh. No one will ever accuse the Allah-Las of being particularly original or exciting, but that's not really what they're aiming for. If you were to call them revivalists who found a tiny niche of the garage rock scene that nobody else was exploiting, and revived it with a charmingly relaxed and assured style, then you'd be dead right. On Worship the Sun, their subtle excavation is even more impressive, richly rendered, and worth checking out than before. ~ Tim Sendra
Professional Reviews
Paste (magazine) - "Allah-Las show that they don't fear instrumentals, which is particularly impressive considering the style seems largely relegated to classical musicians these days."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Worship the Sun [LP] * on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Back to top