The Lagniappe Sessions :: Allah-Las

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Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus.

Matthew Correia, Miles Michaud, Pedrum Siadatian, and Spencer Dunham are Allah-Las. This week’s session finds the band recording an inspired set in a Topanga Canyon pump house, covering three tracks spanning 1969-2004. The band, in their own words, below. . .

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Allah-Las :: Come On (Jesus & Mary Chain)

We recorded these covers in an old pump house in Topanga with our friend Kyle Mullarky. The Jesus & Mary Chain are among our favorites and this song especially because it’s so much fun to play.

Allah-Las :: I Cannot Lie (Cass McCombs)

Cass has long been a favorite musician and songwriter of ours and a legend in the LA music scene.   We wanted to pay our respects to the man and all shared a love for “I Cannot Lie”.

Allah-Las :: Lady Rachel (Kevin Ayers)

“Lady Rachel” is one of Kevin Ayers’ best songs and we all went through a period of being obsessed with it. The music and lyrics are so perfect and draw you into the eerie world he’s created. It’s a song that’s hard to categorize. We started off with learning the guitar part for fun but it quickly evolved into us working out the whole arrangement and recording a cover.

Lagniappe Sessions Archives / imagery via d norsen.

6 thoughts on “The Lagniappe Sessions :: Allah-Las

  1. “Lady Rachel” is great. I freaked out about the original when it showed up in an edition of Reverberation Radio.

  2. AD: thanks for all Allah-Las posts. My new favourite band.
    Allah-Las: welcome to Debaser Strand, Stockholm in Sept.
    Bring lots of merch, I’ll make up for my d/l’s.

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