Allah-Las have a new 10″ EP of covers coming out on November 3 via Mexican Summer, featuring their takes on Kathy Heideman’s “The Earth Won’t Hold Me,” George Harrison’s “Fish On The Sand,” Further’s “JO Eleven,” and Television’s “Hard On Love.” You can stream “The Earth Won’t Hold Me” from it below.
Further, you may recall, was the early ’90s band of Josh Schwartz who died this week at age 45 after a battle with ALS. Allah-Las paid tribute to Schwartz and played tracks from his bands Beachwood Sparks and The Summer Hits on their “Reverberation Radio” mix this week (plus a song by Can’s Holger Czukay who died last week), and you can listen to that below.
You also may rmember that Allah-Las’ show in Rotterdam last month was canceled over terrorist threats. The band made a statement a few days after:
the Dutch authorities have informed us that there is no credible future threat to the venue or the band. More than anything, we want to thank the law enforcement personnel and our fans of Rotterdam—we’re grateful everybody is safe.
We are looking for a new date to reschedule the performance and will provide updates on that as we can. For now, the organizers will ensure all ticket buyers receive a refund as quickly as possible.
The band, as always, supports, peaceful, non-violent protest in the pursuit of social and economic justice.
Now back in the U.S,, Allah-Las have North American tour dates this fall, including a stop at Desert Daze festival in Joshua Tree. They’ve also just announced a new NYC show, happening January 20, 2018 at Brooklyn Steel. Tickets for that show are currently on AmEx presale and go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 15 at noon.
All tour dates are listed below.
1. Electronic System – Skylab
2. Beachwood Sparks – Make it Together
3. The Summer Hits – Groovier Drugs
4. Holger Czukay – Fragrance
5. Burnier e Cartier – Mirandolina
6. Khruangbin – People Everywhere (Still Alive)
7. Velly Joonas – Stopp, Seisku Aeg!
8. Arco Iris – Lucero Andino
9. Lonnie Liston Smith – Space Lady
10. Lollipops – Naked When You Come
11. Allah-Las – Josh Original 11
Allah-Las – 2017/2018
Sep 27 Neumos Seattle, WA
Sep 28 Fortune Sound Club Vancouver, Canada
Oct 01 Tofino Legion 65 Tofino, Canada
Oct 04 Revolution Hall Portland, OR
Oct 06 Bimbo’s 365 Club San Francisco, CA
Oct 08 Soho Restaurant & Music Club Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 12 Desert Daze Joshua Tree, CA
Oct 13 Desert Daze Joshua Tree, CA
Oct 14 Desert Daze Joshua Tree, CA
Oct 15 Desert Daze Joshua Tree, CA
Oct 18 Music Box San Diego, CA
Oct 21 The Regent Los Angeles, CA
Jan 20, 2018 Brooklyn Steel Brooklyn, NY