L.A.'s Local Natives will follow up their great 2010 Gorilla Manor LP on January 29, 2013 with a new full-length, Hummingbird, via Frenchkiss/Infectious. They've let go a track called "Breakers", streaming above. The band built a studio/rehearsal space in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles to work on Hummingbird, before recording in Montreal and then Brooklyn, where they produced it with the National's Aaron Dessner. [Pitchfork 10/18/12]
Local Natives make soaring, sky-scraping harmonies, dreamy orchestral melodies, and throbbing tribal beats that bash their way into your soul. Theirs are songs you can dance to almost as well as you can swoon to them. Drawing a line from the vocal stylings of Crosby Stills Nash & Young and the Zombies through the more esoteric edges of post-punk and Afro-beat, this California five piece have communally crafted a brand of indie rock all their own. For Local Natives everything is a collaboration, from song writing duties to the bandís self produced artwork. The three part harmonies come courtesy of keyboardist Kelcey Ayer, guitarists Ryan Hahn and Taylor Rice. Then thereís Matt Frazier on drums and Andy Hamm on bass, who look after the bandís equally impressive graphics and artwork.