We just started playing this Canadian band on mvy. They have a sound comparable to Local Natives or Fleet Foxes…
Big thanks to my friend J who showed me this newish British band. The singer has a very different voice… I love this one YouTube comment – “that dude’s voice is so weird and annoying…*presses play for the 14th time in a row”
This band is definitely up my alley, similar in vibe to Local Natives and Nurses.
I must say, this music video is extremely well done. Very dark, but super compelling. Check it out:
I was so happy to hear about a new Local Natives album and I’m anticipating its release at the end of January. This single is everything I want it to be – it’s got the heavy percussion and layered, repetitive vocal harmonies that I know and love about this band but also with a fresh edge that hints at a progression in their sound. And the music video, like most anything visual this band puts out there, is strange, provocative, and beautiful. The new album Hummingbird comes out 1/28.
This new single from Local Natives sounds awesome! Fans have been waiting for their sophomore release for quite some time now, and it looks like Hummingbirds will be out on January 29th. The track has everything you’d expect from this LA-based band. I love the lush instrumentation, marching band-esque drumbeats, hand claps, and above all, the way the tune builds up to a choir of voices. Cannot wait to hear more!
Nurses – “Fever Dreams”
Thanks to J, for alerting me to this rad song…it reminds me of Local Natives and Radiohead – both of which I love! I’ll have to listen to more from this Portland-based band’s new album, Dracula. I like! P.S. His voice is really reminding me of another singer who I love but I cannot, for the life of me, think of it. Suggestions are welcome. I’ll update if I think of it!
I was so thrilled to see one of my new favorite bands, Local Natives did a “Takeaway Show” with La Blogotheque recently. They seem to be walking through some mall-like place with sweet acoustics while they do seriously impressive harmonizing on the tune, “Who Knows, Who Cares”. I like how they worked the tune a little differently to accommodate their acoustic set up… and how they begin with just one of them playing and others join in as they walk through. Right around the 3 minute mark, I start to get some serious goosebumps. Check it out:
Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
There’s so much music out there and I’m mostly excited by that fact, but occasionally I have moments where I get bummed that I’ll always be missing out on so much good stuff. Ultimately, I’m just thankful for the amazing music that my friends, family, co-workers, and the internet have all pointed me towards. I could have easily overlooked this band, but I’m so glad they were highly recommended to me. Gorilla Manor is so gorgeous throughout, with unique compositions and soaring harmonies. Local Natives have won me over with their debut album, and they’re probably my favorite new band out there… well… that I’ve heard :)
Favorite tracks: “Airplanes”, “World News”, “Who Knows, Who Cares”
Check it out if you like:
Local Natives – “Who Knows Who Cares”
Here’s the new Local Natives video. In my opinion, these guys just keep delivering seriously great songs… I’ve become a fast fan. I cannot wait to see them live. I missed them at the Paradise last month, so I’ll have to be patient and wait for the next time around.