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RVCA sessions vol. II :: the Allah Las Show + Interview
shot on location at the RVCA store in Los Angeles, CA
Camera – Jeremiah Flores, Joseph Sliker
Direction, Sound, Editing – Paolo Ferrari

The Allah-Las, a Los Angeles foursome consists of Miles Michaud (vocals/guitar), Spencer Dunham (bass), Pedrum Siadatian (lead guitar), Matthew Correia (vocals/drums). Their debut single PRS 45-802: Allah-Las ‘Catamaran’ b/w ‘Long Journey’ was recorded at the Distillery in Costa Mesa, run by Mike McHugh, with Nick Waterhouse as producer, available from PRES Record Co..

Allah-Las – Catamaran

In the beginning of the Allah-Las back in 2008 ….
“Spencer and Miles grew up together, and they met Matt in high school in Manhattan Beach. Spencer and Matt got jobs at Amoeba, where they met Pedrum. Spencer still works at the music emporium, but the other two quit a while back.”

“ALLAH-LAS sound like the Old, Weird Los Angeles: Strains of true surfing music, American harmonies, Sunset Strip backbeat, desert ramble filtered through Goldstar Sessioneers; That pre-fuzz pedal ‘electrified folk’ music and pop groups hitti…ng that California sound with the tambourine on just the right beat.”

Allah-Las – Catamaran

Taken from the A-side off of PRS 45-802: Allah-Las ‘Catamaran’ b/w ‘Long Journey’, available from PRES Record Co.. The band was made up of longtime friends Miles (vocals/guitar), Pedrum (lead guitar), Spencer (bass), and Matt (drums), the group formed in October 2008. Currently they are making provisional plans to release 2 more singles in the fall before starting to focus on an LP.


Allah-Las – Long Journey (B-Side of “Catamaran” – PRS45-802)
(c) (p) Pres Records, 2011

This self styled midnight-hour R&B shake-fest is a can’t miss for any music fan with decent taste. If you’ve heard it in the night clubs of San Francisco, you know that a new sound is about to turn on the modern American listener.

Some Place‘ b/w ‘That Place’ is a self-produced debut 45 RPM single of Nick Waterhouse from San Francisco via PRES Records.  It was recorded at Costa Mesa’s Distillery recording studio (Black Lips/Harlem/The Strange Boys) in Mono and cut on the Gold Star Studios (Phil Spector/Beach Boys) master lathe, engineered by Mike McHugh.

Nick Waterhouse – Some Place by Nick Waterhouse

“That Place” – Nick Waterhouse & the Turn-Keys in The Studio
PRES recording artist Nick Waterhouse & his Turn-Keys record their debut single “Some Place” and the flip “That Place” at the Distillery studio.

WATCH more >> Asterisk San Francisco Magazine – Exclusive Music Video: Some Place by Nick Waterhouse