Local Natives Press Shot 2010

Here’s a tour document of sorts, coming a month into Local Natives’ seven-week tour with Brooklyn’s Suckers. Both bands have had Yeasayer thrown out as reference points — Local Natives for their occasional dips into African rhythms, Suckers for their colorful and ebullient aesthetic and vocals (not to mention Anand Wilder’s production of their BTW earning debut EP) — so there’s a tangential stylistic bond between the pair beyond both bands’ group harmonies and overlapping hype waves. Suckers toy with “Wide Eyes”’ component parts on this remix, molding its rim clicks onto a fatter backbeat, deconstructing its harmonies and guitar parts and stitching them back together for something slightly less linear and breezy. They didn’t delete the forward momentum — it’d take a hatchet job to make “Wide Eyes” any less wide eyed — and though it’s digitally stuttered, the wistful vibes are firmly in check. Check:

(via PMA)

Gorilla Manor is out via Frenchkiss. The photo up top was taken by Kyle Johnson for KEXP. The rest of their dates, many with Suckers:

05/14 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas*
05/15 – Rock Island, IL @ Rock Island Brewing Company*
05/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar*
05/18 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill*
05/19 – Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s*
05/21 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*
05/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
05/25 – Spokane, WI @ Empryean*
05/26 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux*
05/27 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
05/28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Venue*
05/30 – Seattle, WA (Sasquatch)
06/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop*
06/03 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill*
06/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour*
06/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
06/10 – Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo)
07/18 – Chicago, IL (Pitchfork Festival)
08/05 – Boston, MA @ The Middle East
08/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
08/07 – New York, NY @ Governor’s Island
* w/ Suckers

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