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Local Natives

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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Albums by
Local Natives

Top Songs by
Local Natives

  1.   Song
  2.   Wide Eyes
  3.   Airplanes
  4.   Sun Hands
  5.   Breakers
  6.   Heavy Feet
  7.   World News
  8.   Camera Talk
  9.   Past Lives
  10.   Who Knows Who Cares
  11.   Warning Sign
  12.   Fountain of Youth
  13.   Villainy
  14.   Coins
  15.   Black Balloons
  16.   Masters
  17.   Ceilings
  18.   Shape Shifter
  19.   Stranger Things
  20.   Dark Days
  21.   Mt. Washington
  22.   Wooly Mammoth
  23.   Sea of Years
  24.   Cards & Quarters
  25.   Everything All at Once
  26.   Psycho Lovers
  27.   Ellie Alice
  28.   Mother Emanuel
  29.   Jellyfish
  30.   Ingrid
  31.   Bowery
  32.   Colombia
  33.   Three Months
  34.   You & I
  35.   Black Spot
  36.   Sticky Thread
  37.   Cubism Dream
  38.   Stella Blue
  39.   Eyes Wide
  40.   Camrea Talk
  41.   Wide Eyes [Fools Gold Ft Aristotle Pop A Bottle Remix Censored] [Versio
  42.   Palms
  43.   11:11
  44.   Out Getting Ribs

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