Paint announces second album Spiritual Vegas – Pedrum Siadatian’s new solo work out July 10th on Mexican Summer. Pedrum Siadatian is a guitarist and songwriter from L.A garage/psych rockers Allah-Las. He released his eponymous debut back in 2018, which drew comparisons to Mac DeMarco, Kevin Ayers and Syd Barrett. Watch the first single Ta Fardah here:
Although some of these influences are still present, Spiritual Vegas is heard as a departure, this time citing “1980s art-rock, The Magnetic Fields and Meat Puppets” as inspirations.
First single Ta Fardah (“till tomorrow”) is sung in Farsi and reflects Siadatian’s Iranian heritage, channelling 70’s Persian funk and sounding like a dancefloor hit in pre-revolution Tehran. “The song is an ode to 70s/80s Iranian melodrama, with a video depicting a man falling in love with a TSA agent,” Pedrum explains. “Quarantine resulted in a homemade metal detector and security screening room.”
Pedrum was joined once again by producer and engineer Frank Maston in the studio for Spiritual Vegas, featuring performances by Jackson Macintosh (TOPS, Sheer Agony) on bass and guitar, Nick Murray (White Fence, Oh Sees) on drums, and Allah-Las members – Spencer Dunham (bass) and Matt Correia (percussion).