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Allah-Las on World Cafe | March 13, 2013

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The hazy garage rockers in Allah-Las are distinctly Californian, a group of guys whose lo-fi sound is a direct result of their low-key surroundings. Cool piece of trivia: three of the four men met while working at L.A.'s legendary Amoeba Records.

On today's studio session from World Cafe, the band performs three songs from its self-titled album, which was produced by retro-soul fetishist Nick Waterhouse. (Link)


Spoon “My Mathematical Mind” Gimme Fiction

George Harrison “If Not For You” All Things Must Pass

Jim James “A New Life” Regions of Light and Sound of God

The Rascals “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore” The Very Best Of The Rascals

Nick Waterhouse “Say I Wanna Know” Recorded Live on the World Cafe

((Allah-Las “Sacred Sands” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Allah-Las “Busman’s Holiday” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Allah-Las “No Voodoo” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Allah-Las “Tell Me (What’s on Your Mind)” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Los Strait Jackets “Can You Dig It?” Supersonic Guitars in 3-D))

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears “I’m Broke” Tell em What Your Name Is

The Raconteurs “Steady as She Goes” Broken Boy Soldier

The Lone Bellow “You Never Need Nobody” The Lone Bellow

The Lumineers “Stubborn Love” The Lumineers

Bonnie Raitt “I Thank You” The Glow

Bruce Springsteen “Spirit in the Night” Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ

Beach House “Myth” Bloom

The Beach Boys “God Only Knows” Pet Sounds

 Indigo Girls “Power of Two” Swamp Ophelia

Birdie Busch “Be The Arrow” Birdie Busch and the Greatest Night

((The Section Quartet “Such Great Heights” Fuzzbox))

Crazy Horse “I Don’t Want To Talk About It” Crazy Horse

Hey Marseilles “Bright Stars Burning” Lines We Trace

The Decemberists “O Valencia” The Crane Wife

Foxygen “San Francisco” We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

((Pickwick “Hacienda Motel” Can’t Talk Medicine))

Joe Jackson “Is She Really Going Out With Him” Look Sharp

Calexico “Splitter” Algiers

Kopecky Family Band “Heartbeat” Kids Raising Kids

Foster the People “Pumped Up Kicks” Torches

((The Dandy Warhols “Bohemian Like You” Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia))