Local Natives – “Wide Eyes (Suckers Remix)”

Amrit Singh | May 13, 2010 - 1:00 pm

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:

Local Natives – “Wide Eyes (Suckers Remix)”

(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