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The National, Hot Chip, Julien Baker, Nigel Godrich, and More to Play Shows Benefitting Refugee Crisis

On September 20, 1,000 musicians will perform from the intimate setting of people’s homes in over 60 cities around the world as part of the…
Sadie Bell, Billboard / June 27, 2017

Video: Local Natives – “Dark Days”

LA indie-pop powerhouse Local Natives dropped a new video today for "Dark Days," the latest single off their 2016 album Sunlit Youth. The video finds the band…
Rob Arcand / March 8, 2017

Local Natives’ Puppy-Starring ‘You & I’ Video Will Break Your Heart (and the Internet)

Local Natives' Hummingbird opener "You & I" bears no obvious relationship to man's best friend. But the song's newly posted video tells the story of "the last…
Marc Hogan / June 18, 2013

Governors Ball 2013: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Friday's marathon downpour threatened to bury all the Governors Ball headlines in a pit of mud and sweat, but Kanye West elevated the filthy proceedings…
SPIN Staff / June 10, 2013

Local Natives Warm Up for NYC’s Governors Ball on ‘Letterman’

Local Natives are currently holed up in New York City for this weekend's Governors Ball Music Festival, happening on Randall's Island from June 7 to…
Kyle McGovern / June 5, 2013

See Local Natives Rep for Blind Pilots and Singing Sandwiches in ‘Heavy Feet’ Video

We've seen Local Natives perform their "super-sensitive, baroque-rockin'" Hummingbird standout "Heavy Feet" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and even watched the National's Aaron Dessner…
Chris Martins / February 12, 2013

Local Natives Lift ‘Heavy Feet’ on ‘Fallon’ as Jim James Joins the Roots

Local Natives pull off the neat trick of combining uptight intricacy with hippie-friendly looseness. Melding "drum-circle brawn and chamber-pop beauty," as our own Rob Harvilla…
Marc Hogan / February 6, 2013

See Local Natives and Aaron Dessner Shuffle ‘Heavy Feet’ Live

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…
Chris Martins / February 4, 2013

Local Natives, ‘Hummingbird’ (Frenchkiss)

You are forgiven for dismissing Local Natives as yet another cohort of super-sensitive, baroque-rockin', breathtakingly mustachioed L.A. gents who fetishize the word "polyrhythm" and (quite…
Rob Harvilla / January 28, 2013

Local Natives’ Taylor Rice Rides for Sufjan, Attempts to End the NYC vs. LA Debate

Full of lush vocal harmonies and ringing guitars, Local Natives' 2010 debut album, Gorilla Manor, had an unmistakably Californian aura. For the follow-up, though, the…
Bryan Hood / January 24, 2013

Watch Local Natives Debut Synthy ‘Hummingbird’ Songs in Hour-Long Live Set

If you've got an hour to spare, Los Angeles' Local Natives will make it worth your time. The tropically tinged folk-pop posse recently recorded an…
Chris Martins / January 11, 2013

Local Natives Return With ‘Breakers’ Off January LP ‘Hummingbird’

We've heard so little from Local Natives since the Los Angeles band broke out back in the summer of 2010. And now, suddenly, there's a…
Chris Martins / October 19, 2012

WATCH: Local Natives & Titus Andronicus Live!

Two is often better than one. Which is why the double-dose bill of Local Natives and Titus Andronicus, both among indie rock's hottest newcomers, is…
William Goodman / November 10, 2010

Breaking Out: Local Natives

Local Natives keyboardist Ryan Hahn has something to confess about the strange jeers that kick off his eclectic indie-pop band's earworm of a single, "Airplanes,"
Chris Martins / August 19, 2010

FREE ALBUM! SPIN’s Picks for Bonnaroo 2010

June 10-13 brings us Bonnaroo, the annual celebration of music in the Tennessee countryside, attended by some 80,000 fans. To get you psyched for the…
Peter Gaston / June 5, 2010
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