ABOUT THE ALLAH-LAS
Allah-Las met while working at the biggest of all the L.A. record stores, but they became a band in an even more rare and special spacea California basement, dug out somewhere between the mountains and the beach. They began playing gigs and three years later, they found the proper environment to record their first single Long Journey - a song that now bookends their self-titled release.
Their songs became the kind of thing that could have come from Mick Jagger or Arthur Lee, or both at once, with crystalline guitar and slow-mo drums that recall the way the waves take big bites of the beach at night. This was mystery music from the strange and ancient-modern California fringe, more Night Tide than Easy Rider. Allah-Las were a reflection of a reflection, an echo of an echo, a band that was psychedelic not because of reverb or shredding through pedals, but for the simple way their songs seemed to extend to infinity.
-Chris Ziegler, The Agency Group
ABOUT SO MANY WIZARDS
A dynamic four piece from Los Angeles, So Many Wizards has been causing a stir with furious live performances and a sound that Aquarium Drunkard describes as an enigmatic blend of pop, rock, ballads, and zany nuggets that come together to form a cohesive whole. As a four-piece, the band has become a centerpiece of LAs vibrant DIY scene, recently representing the new class at The Smells sold out 14th Anniversary show with Best Coast and Abe Vigoda. A staple of Southern California college radio since the 2009 release of Fly a Kite, So Many Wizards earned airplay on BBC 1 with the 2011 single Inner City and was subsequently invited to tour the UK in March of 2012. The band are currently completing their debut LP Warm Nothing due out later this year.