MIXTAPE

ALLAH

LAHS

Image by Eva Malley

The Hook mixtape is compiled through a series of music related questions. Each artist who fills it out can answer as many or as few of the questions as they wish, and elaborate on their choices, or let them speak for themselves. 

Artist

Allah Lahs

Location

Los Angeles

Members

Matt Correia (drums), Spencer Dunham (bass), Miles Michaud (guitar), Pedrum Siadatian (guitar)

 

FYI

When the band formed, 3 of the 4 members were working at cult LA record store Amoeba.
 

Press Clippings

 'Despite their sound’s inherent lightheartedness, the weight of a certain melancholy is palpable. It’s a dichotomy that elevates Allah Las’s work beyond the confines of the two-dimensional 60s pop they’re often compared to. It’s a contrast emblematic of their city, too – a place where the nightmare of rush hour coincides with the ethereal beauty of golden hour, and the fantasy of excess is belied by loneliness.' Vice

The last piece of music you paid for (streaming doesn’t count)

Tommy James - Christian Of The World

 

Your favourite place to listen to music

In my car.

 

A song which reminds you of your childhood

TLC - Waterfalls

Your go-to karaoke song

The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon

A song which could change the world if everyone heard it

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo 

 

A song you’d rather never hear again

Status Quo - Pictures of Matchstick Men

 

A song which reminds you of someone you don’t see anymore

The T Tops - Fire It Up

 

A song which gets you in the mood (for dancing)

Tommy James - Adrienne

A song which gets you in the mood (for romancing)

The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody

 

The soundtrack to your last holiday

Reverberation Radio

A song which has changed your mind

Johnnie Frierson - Miracles

A song which makes you cry

The Modern Lovers - Plea For Tenderness

A song which makes you laugh

Apache Indian - Boom Shack-A-Lack

A song which gives you goosebumps

Bill Callahan - The Breeze/My Baby Cries

 

A song which makes you feel empowered

Johnnie Frierson - Miracles

 

An artist you regret never having seen live

Ariel Pink

An artist you hope to see live soon

Mapache/Tim Hill

A gig you'll never forget

Spiritualized at the Ace Theater in Downtown LA the day after Valentines Day

An album you know by heart

The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday

A cover which is better than the original

Tim Hill doing Warren Devon's Steady Rain

A song you first heard on a film soundtrack

John Lennon - Oh Yoko! (in The Royal Tenenbaums)

A song you love in a foreign language

Los Panchos - Me Voy Pa'l Pueblo

An instrumental song you love

Yusef Lateef - African Song

A song which gets stuck in your head

Don Mclean - American Pie

A recent musical discovery

Bontuku

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