In its Take Away Shows web series, the French website La Blogothèque films musicians playing without amplification out in public, and California indie harmonizers Local Natives filmed a truly great one five years ago. Today, they’re back with a new one, and it’s just as good. In the clip, we see the members of the band playing “Dark Days” alongside the Seine in Paris, and then doing “Fountain Of Youth” while parading down the sidewalk, just before frontman Taylor Rice finishes things up by jumping into the river with his guitar. On a dark day like today, it’s nice to lose yourself, for a few minutes, in something purely pretty, and this is that. Below, watch the new video, as well as the one they made five years ago..
Local Natives’ new album Sunlit Youth is out now on Loma Vista.