Local Natives – “Breakers”

By Michael Nelson / October 18, 2012

Last night, the excellent Silverlake band Local Natives were the “SUPER SURPRISE GUEST” at the Frenchkiss Records CMJ showcase, and — surprise! — the band debuted five new tracks during their set. Today, they deliver another surprise: They’ve released the first single from their forthcoming album, Hummingbirds, the follow-up to their acclaimed 2010 debut, Gorilla Manor. “Breakers” is a lush, swooning chamber-pop number with massive harmonic swells and dynamic shifts. It was among the new songs they performed last night. Check out the studio version, along with tour dates and Hummingbird tracklist, below.

Hummingbird tracklist:
01 “You & I
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02 “Heavy Feet”

03 “Ceilings”

04 “Black Spot”

05 “Breakers”

06 “Three Months”

07 “Black Balloons”

08 “Wooly Mammoth”

09 “Mt. Washington”

10 “Colombia”

11 “Bowery”

Local Natives tourdates:
11/04 Tokyo, Japan @ Zepp

11/28 Hamburg, Germany @ Molotov

11/29 Berlin, Germany @ Comet

12/01 Paris, France @ Point Ephemere

12/04 Amsterdam, Holland @ Bitterzoet

12/05 Brussels, Belgium @ Rotunde

12/06 London, England @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

12/08 Camber Sands, England @ All Tomorrow’s Parties

01/29 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

01/30 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
02/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

02/02 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
02/03 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

03/18 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

03/19 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel

03/22 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom

03/23 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

03/25 Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre

03/26 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

03/30 Boston, MA @ House of Blues

04/01 Providence, RI @ Fete

04/04 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

04/05 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

04/25 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

04/26 Seattle, WA @ Neptune

04/27 Vancouver, British Columbia @ Commodore Theatre

Hummingbird is out 1/29 via Frenchkiss.