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Live Video: Allah-Las at SXSW 2013

It’s not easy for bands to pull of a daytime performance in bright sunlight. Most are used to dark clubs and nocturnal crowds, but the warm desert tones of LA’s Allah-Las made for a perfect Austin afternoon on the first day of our broadcast this year from Mellow Johnny‚Äôs Bike Shop during SXSW. Though theRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 1: Allah-Las

LA-natives Allah-Las are about as LA sounding as a car ride through the desert - their sound wasn’t made for riding the waves, but for steaming on the beach. Beautiful guitar notes ripple out of a haze of vocal harmonies reminiscent of The Beach Boys. It’s hot music for a hot day - “We’re feelingRead more...

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Live Video: Allah-Las

Their name spoofs the The Shangri-Las, their songs check the sounds of the 60′s, from British Invasion to West Coast country rock -- the record store rats of Allah-Las have long been interested in contextualizing the history of rock with the music of today, both with their on-going, lost classics-unearthing radio show, Reverberation (now offeredRead more...

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Out This Week 9/18

This week finally sees the U.S. release of An Awesome Wave, the awesome debut of Alt-J. We’ve been playing the U.K. band regularly on KEXP for months, but today you can pick up a copy for yourself. Also topping this week’s list of new releases -- not quite as long as last week’s but stillRead more...

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