DOWNLOAD: Local Natives - Airplane (MP3)
'gorilla manor' is the debut album from the local natives who were the buzz band of 's sxsw. the los angeles quintet makes music that crackles with frenetic beats, agile melodies and cascading harmonies, tightly assembled in songs that advocate, in varying degrees of exuberance and wonderment. their harmonic style is indicative of the influence of hazy beach bums of 60s socal and zombified brit pop, while their percussion philosophy derives from somewhere more natural: a unifying connection between the five-piece developed over hours spent living together in their own guerilla hideaway in silverlake, california. the album has the warmth and instant attraction of hearing the fleet foxes, mid peroid talking heads or band of horses for the first time. it was love at first listen... [Rough Trade Shop]That's Rough Trade's description of Local Natives' debut record, Gorilla Manor, which comes out in the UK on November 2nd. Check out "Airplane" above.
The band will be in NYC for CMJ (and tours North American extensively with White Rabbits, then Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool's Gold afterward). On Thursday, Oct. 22nd, they play early at Fontana's, and again later that night at Mercury Lounge. The Mercury Lounge show is a good one, with Sean Bones, Hockey, Ambulance LTD, Alec Ounsworth (of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) (who plays the BV day party at Pianos earlier that day), Patrick Watson and JBM rounding out the bill.
On Friday (10/23) they play a Neon Gold/Chess Club showcase at Santos with Theophilus London, Yes Giantess, Boy Crisis, Darwin Deez, Body Language and more. Later that night the play the BrooklynVegan loft party in Williamsburg.
In November they open for Edward Sharpe at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are on sale.
Videos of the group, cool artwork from the new album and full dates for their upcoming tours are below...
Local Natives - Airplanes (fan video)
Local Natives - Airplanes - BBC Radio 1 Live In Session
Local Natives - "Cards & Quarters" in Vancouver, Canada
Local Natives - 2009 Tour Dates
Oct 22 Fontana's New York, New York @
Oct 22 Mercury Lounge New York, New York $
Oct 23 Santos Party House New York, New York !
Oct 24 Brooklyn Vegan Party @ Pianos New York, New York
Oct 24 The Delancey New York, New York &
Nov 01 The Clubhouse Phoenix, Arizona *
Nov 02 El Rey Los Angeles, California *
Nov 04 Slim's San Francisco, California *
Nov 05 Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon *
Nov 06 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, British Columbia *
Nov 10 3rd & Lindsley Nashville, Tennessee #
Nov 11 40 Watt Club Athens, Georgia #
Nov 15 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #
Nov 16 Black Cat Washington DC, Washington DC #
Nov 17 Bowery Ballroom New York, New York #
Nov 20 The Starving Artist Keene, New Hampshire
Nov 21 Pearl Street Downstairs Northampton, Massachusetts #
Nov 22 Club Metronome Burlington, Vermont #
Nov 23 Petit Campus Montreal, Quebec #
Nov 24 El Mocambo Toronto, Ontario #
Nov 27 Lincoln Hall Chicago, Illinois #
Nov 28 High Noon Saloon Madison, Wisconsin #
Nov 29 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, Minnesota #
Dec 01 Boulder Theater Boulder, Colorado #
Dec 02 Velour Provo, Utah #
Dec 03 The Neurolux Boise, Idaho #
Dec 05 Neumo's Seattle, Washington #
Dec 08 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, British Columbia #
Dec 09 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon #
Dec 10 W.O.W. Hall Eugene, Oregon
@ Aquarium Drunkard / Intelligent Noise Showcase
$ CMJ Showcase w/ Patrick Watson, Alec Ounsworth, Sean Bones and more
! Neon Gold / Chess Club Showcase
& Deli Magazine Showcase
* w/ White Rabbits
# w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool's Gold