Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on October 18, 2012

photos by Tracy Allison

"Local Natives at Bowery Ballroom last night. New album is going to be fab! " - Theresa Montgomery

"New Local Natives material is sounding amazing. Get pumped for the new album. @ Bowery Ballroom" - John Verrochi

"Local Natives at Bowery Ballroom. New songs are more pastoral, but still anthemic." - B.Q. Nguyen

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Finally the Local Natives took the stage and went straight into some new mind-blowing tracks. Their new stuff had a completely different feel from the first album. These songs were more brooding and intensely emotional. They had a slow build to them, which usually went from a quiet solo by Kelcey Ayer into that explosive three-part harmony for which the Local Natives have become so well known... Though I love the old materials, I was more impressed with the new and absolutely honored to be one of the first people to hear it performed live. [CMJ]
Local Natives played a one-off Champion-sponsored CMJ show at Bowery Ballroom last night (10/17), for which they were announced as the secret headliner, two days earlier. Pictures are in this post. The band used the show to preview material off their new album which they announced today.

The new Aaron Dessner-produced album is called Hummingbird and will be out on January 29 via Frenchkiss/Infectious. A stream of the album's lead single, "Breakers," and the tracklist (including a song called "Bowery") are below. .

The band will be supporting the new record with a North American tour in 2013 which brings them back to Bowery Ballroom on February 2 and 3 and also hits Brooklyn for a Music Hall of Williamsburg show (2/1) a day earlier. Tickets for those shows are not on sale yet but check ticketmaster for updates. All dates, more pictures, the setlist from Bowery and new LP tracklist, below...

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Local Natives - "Breakers"

Local Natives - Hummingbird Tracklist:
1 You & I
2 Heavy Feet
3 Ceilings
4 Black Spot
5 Breakers
6 Three Months
7 Black Balloons
8 Wooly Mammoth
9 Mt. Washington
10 Colombia
11 Bowery

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Local Natives -- 2012/2013 Tour Dates
11-04 Tokyo, Japan - Zepp
11-28 Hamburg, Germany - Molotov
11-29 Berlin, Germany - Comet
12-01 Paris, France - Point Ephemere
12-04 Amsterdam, Holland - Bitterzoet
12-05 Brussels, Belgium - Rotunde
12-06 London, England - Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
12-08 Camber Sands, England - All Tomorrow's Parties
01-29 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
01-30 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
02-01 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
02-02-03 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03-18 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
03-19 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
03-22 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Ballroom
03-23 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
03-25 Covington, KY - Madison Theatre
03-26 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
03-30 Boston, MA - House of Blues
04-01 Providence, RI - Fete
04-04 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04-05 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04-25 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
04-26 Seattle, WA - Neptune
04-27 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Theatre

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Comments (13)

pics are shit. instagram style is better when 'less is more' ethos honored.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 7:38 PM

I CRIED

Posted by yes | October 18, 2012 8:31 PM

This looked retarded.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 8:33 PM

Nice pics.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 9:14 PM

The pictures look great! I couldnt come to the show and now really wish I did. The new album is fantastic!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2012 9:14 PM

Finally the Local Mustachios took the stage and went straight into some new retro hipster blowing tracks.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 2:50 AM

actually i like the singers mustache, he looks cool.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 3:12 AM

gayer than cum on a moustache! dude has definitely kissed a penis lips. wish he'd kiss mine :(

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 8:45 AM

^ that's OK Buckeye Shrimper, you'll have your chance for some real hombre-con-hombre action tonight at the St. Vitus glory hole. I know all that catching and no pitching can be frustrating. You'll work your way up eventually, little lamb.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 8:53 AM

I stopped by after the Django Django street team meeting, great show!

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 10:28 AM

^smh @ buckeye shrimper

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2012 10:46 AM

Theres about maybe 10 interesting metal bands who have been around for a while out 10,000 or so that pop up every 50 mints lately.

Posted by Download Yahoo Messenger | December 10, 2012 8:09 PM

Local natives is a great band.

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