Californians Allah-Las appeared on NPR’s World Cafe just a few weeks ago, chatting with host David Dye about their beginnings at famed Los Angeles music emporium Amoeba Records and playing a trio of songs from their 2012 self-titled debut, released through LA label Innovative Leisure. Keeping with the California theme, the laidback, country-tinged album was produced by fellow statesman and World Cafe favorite Nick Waterhouse. Listen back to Allah-Las’ World Cafe session here and watch a live video of “Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind)” from their October 2012 show at Johnny Brenda’s. Allah-Las return to Philadelphia on Sunday, April 7th for a show at Union Transfer with The Black Angels and Elephant Stone; tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here.
Retro-psychedelic popsters Elephant Stone released their self-titled LP this week on Burger Records, and announced a spring tour that brings them to Union Transfer on April 7, opening for The Black Angels and The Allah Las. Along with the show, the band release a brightly-colored and kaleidoscopic music video for “Setting Sun.” Check it out below, and find out more about the show at the WXPN Concert Calendar.
XPN Welcomes emerging indie three-piece Guards to Kung Fu Necktie tonight. The New York project is spearheaded by Richie James Follin, frontman for Willowz and a former live guitarist for Cults (which his sister Madeline sings for). The group’s doom-meets-power pop vibe makes their seven-track EP an unexpected dance party staple, which you can pick for free below. Tickets to tonight’s 21+ show are available on our concert calendar here; the performance starts at 7:30.