See Local Natives and Aaron Dessner Shuffle ‘Heavy Feet’ Live
Watch eight songs from 'Hummingbird' in stunning HD
Local Natives recorded their fairly masterful sophomore album Hummingbird in Brooklyn at the home of the National’s Aaron Dessner, so when the Los Angeles band touched down at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night, it was a bit of a homecoming. That “drum-circle brawn and chamber-pop beauty” our own Rob Harvilla described in his review of the record came to life not only for those in the house, but those in their actual houses around the country thanks to a gorgeous HD live stream that we can all now watch at will for the next couple of days. (The 48-hour re-broadcast began on Monday, February 4 at 9 a.m. EST via The Bowery Presents Live YouTube channel.) Also captured on camera was Dessner himself arriving, ax in hand, to add a little arpeggiating shimmer to the pretty-yet-somber “Heavy Feet.” That takes place at about 8:37 if you feel like skipping to the goods. Still, consider going extra-National and picking up the rest of what these guys have got to offer.