“If you had the chance to / Would you do it all again?” Everyone goes through that kind of self-examination at least once in their lives. On “Could Be You,” L.A.’s Allah-Las turn that theme into strummy, propelling folk-rock, all while looking back at diverged paths. The quartet’s own path took a fortuitous turn after three members met each other in 2008 while working at the famed Amoeba Music. Across three albums, Allah-Las have honed a tricky L.A.-inspired sound that’s equally dark and sunny. “Could Be You” turns memories into question marks, and the band attacks them with a Velvet Underground-esque scalpel.
“Could Be You” appears on Calico Review, out September 9 via Mexican Summer.
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