Monday, September 27, 2010

New music from Local Natives

Here are the Local Natives

Let's say hello to Los Angeles quintet Local Natives, who describe themselves as "hyphen-crazed-harmony-laden-percussion-driven-indie-rock". Hello!

The band have three - THREE - lead vocalists, Taylor Rice, Kelcey Ayer and Ryan Hahn. But there the similarities to Bananarama end.

Reviewers, who have been largely positive, tend to point out two things: First, they sing super-sweet harmonies like The Fleet Foxes. Second, they play complicated afro-beat poly-rhythms like Vampire Weekend. If they weren't trying to be so achingly current, they might also say Local Natives sound like CSNY frenching Paul Simon's Graceland.

Either way, the band are officially a "good thing", not least because their album is called Gorilla Manor - which makes it sound like a BBC wildlife show where Ben Fogle and Kate Humble have to train a group of screaming, feral primates to serve afternoon tea in a stately Victorian home. With hilarious results.

Ahem... I seem to have lost the thread of this article now. But here is a video of the band playing their latest single, Wide Eyes. Nice beards, guys.

:: There's a fab Fools Gold remix of the track availlable on the end of this link

:: Find out more on Local Natives on their official website.

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