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Watch Local Natives Cover Little Dragon’s “After The Rain” With Moses Sumney

“After The Rain” is a soulful selection from Swedish pop experimentalists Little Dragon’s self-titled 2007 debut album. Los Angeles indie-rockers Local Natives must be big fans because, apropos of nothing, they decided to cover it during their Way Over Yonder festival performance last weekend at Santa Monica Pier. Karen O collaborator Moses Sumney sat i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 30, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Osheaga 2014: Lorde, The Replacements, HAIM, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, & More

More than most North American cities, Montreal gets it right when it comes to hosting music festivals. Fortunate enough to have a setting like Parc Jean-Drapeau, located in the heart of the city, a five-minute subway ride from downtown, the Canadian city is able to pull off a music-and-arts festival like Osheaga with relative ease. More »

By: Adrien Begrand / August 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Local Natives – “Bowery (No-Face Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last January Local Natives dropped one of the first good albums of the year, Hummingbird. It closed with “Bowery,” a song that went all over the place, fitting crashing drums, bright piano melodies, and pummeling drum machines into a couple of climactic minutes. This new remix by producer No-Face jumps around with the same unpredictability… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 23, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Watch Brandon Flowers, Father John Misty, And Local Natives Pay Tribute To Johnny Cash

Earlier this week, Johnny Cash’s lost 1980s album Out Among The Stars finally saw the light of day. La Blogothèque put together a beautifully shot tribute to the late artist featuring Brandon Flowers, Father John Misty, and Local Natives. All three talk about the influence Cash’s music had on their lives and each performs one… More »

By: James Rettig / March 28, 2014 - 3:47 pm

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we’re rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum’s annual readers’ poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013’s best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we’re revealing… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Artist Portraits From Austin City Limits 2013

Yesterday we shared live shots from the first weekend of Austin City Limits. We also caught up with some bands off-stage to take their photo in a quieter setting. Check out Pooneh Ghana’s great portraits of HAIM, Phoenix, Purity Ring, Tame Impala, Smith Westerns, and more above. More »

By: Stereogum / October 8, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Photos: Austin City Limits 2013

The first of two Austin City Limits weekends took place in Zilker Park over the weekend, with performances by Depeche Mode, the Cure, Kings Of Leon, Atoms For Peace, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, the National, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, HAIM, and dozens more. Check out photos from the festival by JWMore »

By: Stereogum / October 7, 2013 - 11:30 am

Watch Local Natives Play Conan

Local Natives were the musical guest on last night’s episode of Conan. The band performed Hummingbird cut “Ceilings” against a starry backdrop. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 11, 2013 - 10:57 am

Photos: Øyafestivalen 2013

In its 12th year, Øya Festival brought another diverse set of artists to Oslo’s Medieval Park over four days last week. Among the performers were Blur, the Knife, Kraftwerk, Kendrick Lamar, Slayer, Beach House, James Blake, Cat Power, Grimes, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Grimes, Rodriguez, Kvelertak, Disclosure, HAIM, Iceage, Phosphorescent, and many more. Check out… More »

By: Stereogum / August 14, 2013 - 10:45 am

Way Out West 2013 Day 2: The Knife, Miguel, Giorgio Moroder, & More

Giorgio Moroder dances by stabbing two fingers in the air, like the aging European man that he is. He also plays air-slap-bass. The Italo-disco legend is here in Sweden, at Gothenburg’s Way Out West festival, to DJ in the afternoon sun. There are trees all around him, and he’s in front of a placid duck… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 10, 2013 - 8:56 am

Local Natives – “You & I (Local Natives Remix)”

You & I” is one of the standout tracks from Hummingbird, the album that Local Natives released earlier this year, and now the band have remixed it themselves. You don’t really think of Local Natives as potential remixers, but they’ve definitely overhauled their own song, adding churning digital bass and pretty little synth flourishes, transforming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 17, 2013 - 10:37 am

Local Natives – “You & I” Video

The Daniel Portrait of Kamp Grizzly-directed video for Local Natives’ “You & I” is truly upsetting until the last twenty seconds. Puppy enthusiasts be forewarned: This clip takes place in a future where dogs become extinct. Fortunately, in this terrible future there are also dog detectives (not like Wishbone, who is a dog that i… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 18, 2013 - 12:11 pm

Governors Ball 2013 In Words And Photos

In 1994, when there were no Vines or Instagrams or Twitter feeds or blog updates to at least slightly numb one’s FOMO, I watched MTV’s coverage of the Woodstock re-up as a means to dull my anger about being born in the ’80s. I was too young to go, and the dry, dirt-and-mud-free confines of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 10, 2013 - 1:42 pm

Watch Local Natives Play Letterman

So many great late-night performances last night! We’ve already posted Savages on Fallon, Divine Fits on Conan, and Disclosure on Jools Holland. And now here’s the footage of Local Natives, in all their be-mustached glory, stopping by the Late Show With David Letterman last night to energetically harmonize their way through the hard-charging Hummingbird single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2013 - 10:11 am

Local Natives – “Heavy Feet (PVT Remix)”

Local Natives are gearing up to visit Australia, and to mark the occasion, they’ve recruited the Aussie production trio PVT, a Band To Watch in 2010, to remix their single “Heavy Feet.” In PVT’s hands, it’s an awkwardly percolating weirdo-dance tune, even though the Aussies leave the dreamy harmonic swirls of the original track untouched. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 3, 2013 - 11:11 am

Local Natives – “Heavy Feet (WALL Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Londoner Lyla Foy, better known as WALL, releases her Shoestring EP next month and is currently supporting Local Natives on their European tour. WALL’s remix of their stand-out song “Heavy Feet” off of this year’s Hummingbird reinvents the track by slowing it down and submerging it in washed-out synth lines. WALL sings along with the… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 4, 2013 - 11:18 am

Local Natives – “Heavy Feet” Video

The video for “Heavy Feet,” the harmonically rich single from Local Natives’ new Hummingbird album, follows the adventures of the Llandow Visually Impaired Harriers: Three blind guys, with superhuman senses of smell, who get together to build and fly model airplanes. They also eat sandwiches which, when not being eaten, sing to them. This i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2013 - 12:02 pm

Watch Local Natives Play Fallon

Last night, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon continued its streak of shaming every other TV show’s musical bookings, hosting the always-excellent-live Local Natives. The band brought the intricate harmonies and tricky dynamics, playing “Heavy Feet,” the slow-building track from their new album Hummingbird. There is something deeply mesmerizing about that mustache in action. Watch it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2013 - 8:52 am

Watch Local Natives Do “Heavy Feet” With Aaron Dessner In Williamsburg

Local Natives performed at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on Friday night. Early into the performance, the band was joined by Aaron Dessner of the National, who helped them record their new LP Hummingbird in Brooklyn. Check out “Heavy Feet” and the rest of the show below, as well as photos from the show in the… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / February 4, 2013 - 11:40 am

Stream Local Natives Hummingbird

Fresh off a Premature Evaluation, the now Brooklyn-based Local Natives have placed the entirety of their second LP up for streaming over at iTunes. (Warning: That link will open up the iTunes app.) If this is your first pass, start with “You & I” or “Colombia” for a pair of scene-setting standouts.

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By: Amrit Singh / January 22, 2013 - 1:42 pm
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