After our first listen to Local Natives, we immediately started working on getting this post dressed and ready for school. Local Natives are five quite terrific musicians from California. They’ve done so very much on their own. We see things paying off for them, though. Considering what we typically find when researching a ‘new’ band, we didn’t find a ton of material on Local Natives. However, what was interesting was the quality of what we found. We’ll let the pros break down the sound. Our advice is to put their album Gorilla Manor in your ears when you get a moment.
Pitchfork wrote this about their sound:
. . . afropop-influenced guitars with hyperactive drumming and hooky three-part harmonies.
File next to: Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, Blind Pilot, Grizzly Bear.
Local Natives make soaring, sky-scraping harmonies, dreamy orchestral melodies, and throbbing tribal beats that bash their way into your soul.
Sold. I love having beats bashed into my soul. Seriously. It’s incredible.
We hope you already knew about these guys since they seem to be the knees. We’ve found the following and we’d like you to have a listen. Local Natives . . . if you haven’t already heard.