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Local Natives

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Formed in 2008, Local Natives craft their dramatic and eclectic brand of indie rock from their home base in Los Angeles, California. Meeting in their Orange County high school, guitarists Ryan Hahn and Taylor Rice and keyboardist Kelcey Ayer (all of whom handle vocal duties) recruited drummer Matt Frazier and bassist Andy Hamm and moved to Silver Lake, where they began to forge their highly collaborative sound. Utilizing lots of vocal harmonies and drifting, dreamlike melodies, Local Natives have an intricate sound based around the delicate interconnectedness of all of their parts. This gives the band a sound that is orchestral while still feeling understated, evoking the carefully assembled pop of Grizzly Bear. Their debut, Gorilla Manor, arrived in 2009 through U.K. label Infectious Records (with a domestic release coming by way of Frenchkiss in 2010). In 2011, Andy Hamm left Local Natives, leaving them to continue on as a quartet. In 2013, the band returned with its second long-player, Hummingbird, featuring the single "Breakers." Shortly after the album was released, it was announced that Hamm's touring replacement, bassist Nick Ewing, had officially joined the band. Now a quintet, Local Natives continued to tour in support of their sophomore release, which reached number 12 on the Billboard 200 as well as charting in parts of Western Europe. Their well-anticipated third album, Sunlit Youth, arrived in the summer of 2016 via Infectious and Loma Vista Recordings. ~ Gregory Heaney
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Stations Featuring
Local Natives

    New Alternative First

    New Alternative First
    1 song

    New Indie First

    New Indie First
    1 song

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    8 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
    8 songs

    Indie Party

    8 songs

    Top Alternative

    1 song

    Alternative Mix

    1 song

    Pop Rock

    1 song

    Indietronica

    1 song

    Late Night Mix

    1 song

    Relax Trax

    1 song

Albums by
Local Natives

Top Songs by
Local Natives

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Wide Eyes
  3.   Airplanes
  4.   Sun Hands
  5.   Breakers
  6.   Heavy Feet
  7.   World News
  8.   Camera Talk
  9.   I Saw You Close Your Eyes
  10.   Past Lives
  11.   Who Knows Who Cares
  12.   Warning Sign
  13.   Villainy
  14.   Fountain of Youth
  15.   Coins
  16.   Black Balloons
  17.   Dark Days
  18.   Masters
  19.   Ceilings
  20.   Shape Shifter
  21.   Dark Days
  22.   Mt. Washington
  23.   Black Spot
  24.   Cubism Dream
  25.   Three Months
  26.   Colombia
  27.   Dark Days
  28.   Bowery
  29.   Ellie Alice
  30.   Cards & Quarters
  31.   Sea of Years
  32.   Mother Emanuel
  33.   You & I
  34.   Sticky Thread
  35.   Jellyfish
  36.   Stranger Things
  37.   Everything All at Once
  38.   Psycho Lovers
  39.   Wooly Mammoth
  40.   Eyes Wide
  41.   Stella Blue
  42.   Ingrid

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