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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 »

Perhaps the most ambitious amateur music-archiving project on the internet is Jeff Glenn’s Lost Jukebox series. Glenn, a musician and collector who died in 2009, put together 240 CD-Rs containing forgotten ’60s pop tracks. Some of the names are familiar or semi-familiar (the Association, Bobby Sherman, the American Breed); the vast remainder is composed of… More »

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Local Natives – “Heavy Feet”

Local Natives have released a studio version of "Heavy Feet," a track from their sophomore album, Hummingbirds. The cut was originally debuted on BBC Radio…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 3, 2013 - 11:13 am
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Local Natives – “Heavy Feet” (Live On BBC Radio 6 Music)

Last month, Local Natives debuted five new songs at a surprise CMJ set -- including "Breakers," the first single from their 2013 LP Hummingbird, the…
Michael Nelson | November 29, 2012 - 5:47 pm

Local Natives – “Breakers” Video

In the video for "Breakers," the strong first single from Local Natives' much-anticipated sophomore effort Hummingbird, we see a bunch of unexplained images -- astronaut…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2012 - 10:36 am
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Local Natives – “Breakers”

Last night, the excellent Silverlake band Local Natives were the "SUPER SURPRISE GUEST" at the Frenchkiss Records CMJ showcase, and -- surprise! -- the band
Michael Nelson | October 18, 2012 - 3:11 pm
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Watch Local Natives Play Five New Songs In NYC

Last night, harmony-driven indie rockers Local Natives played a CMJ showcase at Bowery Ballroom, an event where the band uncorked five new tracks. Watch fa…
Corban Goble | October 18, 2012 - 11:41 am
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Austin City Limits 2010 In Photos

Austin City Limits hosted some of the nicest weather in years alongside an impressive line up with main headliners The Strokes, Muse and the Eagles.
Andrew Youssef | October 14, 2010 - 2:35 pm

Local Natives – “Wide Eyes” Video

A man fights off an antagonistic shark that likes to fight dirty and watch you have sex (also dirty) in this video for Local Natives'…
jessica | September 30, 2010 - 5:36 pm
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FYF Fest 2010 In Photos

This past weekend L.A. hosted the heavily (and according to various reports, perhaps overly) attended Fuck Yeah Festival. Great lineup, though apparently not the most…
Amrit Singh | September 8, 2010 - 4:15 pm
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Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Sunday Recap

The final day of 2010's Pitchfork Festival was just as hot as Saturday, with stages that needed quick shots of energy to pull the audience…
jessica | July 19, 2010 - 3:23 pm
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Local Natives – “Wide Eyes (Fool’s Gold Remix)” (Feat. Aristotle Pop A Bottle)

With two remixes of Local Natives' "Wide Eyes" (complements of Suckers and Teen Daze) in the can, there would be no need to post yet…
Amrit Singh | July 8, 2010 - 1:23 pm
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Local Natives – “Wide Eyes (Teen Daze Remix)”

Mysterious Canadians Teen Daze do this melodic, synth-saturated version of Local Natives's "Wide Eyes." The Suckers remix of this song was all deconstructed and noisy,…
jessica | July 1, 2010 - 5:07 pm

Local Natives – “Wide Eyes (Suckers Remix)”

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

Local Natives – “World News” Video

The pre-Ferguson video for Local Natives' "Airplanes" featured chilly skeletons and crumbling interiors. This Matthew Lessner-directed "World News" clip takes us to the sunny, sandy…
brandon | May 10, 2010 - 10:40 am
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Local Natives Bring “Airplanes” To Craig Ferguson

In a twist of television magic, ascendant Los Angeles locals Local Natives appeared on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson the same they played…
Amrit Singh | May 7, 2010 - 11:11 am
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Coachella 2010: Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz

Friday got us dancing with LCD and Jay-Z, Saturday featured less clothing, and Sunday closed things out with a generally mellower lineup (plus more amazing…
stereogum | April 19, 2010 - 4:54 pm
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SXSW 2010: The Wrap Up

We saw a bunch of bands this past week. Not every set was memorable, but there were more than enough highlights to make the stiff…
stereogum | March 23, 2010 - 11:42 am
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Stream Local Natives Gorilla Manor

Their album’s out in the UK already, but it won’t be Stateside until 2/16. Listen early at NPR.
jessica | February 11, 2010 - 3:51 pm

New Lo­cal Na­tives Video -? “Air­planes”

Our post of Local Natives' pleasantly drummed "Sun Hands" came with a reference to Yeasayer because of its dusky, shimmering All Hour Cymbals-esque harmonies. You…
brandon | January 28, 2010 - 9:38 am
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New Local Natives – “Sun Hands”

If you're not into everything Odd Blood -- aka the album that finds Yeasayer finding Ween (really, listen to "The Children" again and then flashback…
brandon | December 15, 2009 - 2:18 pm
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