Claiming to base its sound on "old, weird Los Angeles," The Allah-Las creates vintage sounding rock and roll, clearly influenced by early-1960s psych and British Invasion music. Formed in the back of an Amoeba Records store in Los Angeles, the group quickly built up a solid fan base in its home city while playing a residency at The Echo, eventually landing a spot on LA Weekly's "Local Bands Who Will Be Huge in 2012" list.
UK-based dream pop singer/songwriter Tashaki Miyaki is one of the more interesting musicians to have emerged out of 2011. With an earnest singing style and an unpretentious approach to instrumental composing, Miyaki managed to release one of the more listenable LPs of 2011 with her eponymously-titled album. Though she has caught hold of a small yet dedicated group of followers in her native England, with more touring under her belt, the chanteuse's notoriety overseas will no doubt grow.