Allah-Las, “Worship the Sun”

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Worship the Sun
INNOVATIVE LEISURE
7/10

With the beach, the desert, and endless supply of sunshine surrounding Los Angeles—the city that Allah-Las happen to call home—it makes sense that these scenic vibes run through the band’s second album Worship the Sun. In part, Worship feels like an extension of their 2012 self-titled debut, holding on to that sun-soaked, carefree feeling that makes for catchy tunes like “Had It All” and “Better Than Mine.” But the boys have grown and so has their music. They’ve polished off some of the rough edges and replaced them with new textures and techniques that transport listeners from the bouncy jangles of “501-415” to the moody reverbs of “Artifact,” and down to the shimmering riffs of the LP’s title track. Where the group’s debut felt like a day at the beach in the ’60s, complete with sandy feet and salty skin, Worship the Sun lets listeners sonically explore other vintage West Coast hotspots. A trip to Topanga Canyon, anyone?

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