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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 feel 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. A single, "I Saw You Close Your Eyes," was released in early 2017 along with a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk." ~ 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.   I Saw You Close Your Eyes
  10.   Past Lives
  11.   Warning Sign
  12.   Who Knows Who Cares
  13.   Fountain of Youth
  14.   Villainy
  15.   Coins
  16.   Only Heirs
  17.   Black Balloons
  18.   Dark Days by Classixx
  19.   Masters
  20.   Ceilings
  21.   Shape Shifter
  22.   Wooly Mammoth
  23.   Dark Days
  24.   Eyes Wide
  25.   Mt. Washington
  26.   Stranger Things
  27.   Psycho Lovers
  28.   Sticky Thread
  29.   Dark Days by Charlotte Day Wilson
  30.   Sea of Years
  31.   Jellyfish
  32.   Stella Blue
  33.   Three Months
  34.   Black Spot
  35.   Everything All at Once
  36.   Cards & Quarters
  37.   Mother Emanuel
  38.   Ellie Alice
  39.   You & I
  40.   Ingrid
  41.   Bowery
  42.   Colombia
  43.   Cubism Dream

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