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Local Natives played CMJ, announce tour, released new song & album info (pics, setlist, dates & stream)

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


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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