Local Natives Close Out Tour with Two Shows at Terminal 5October 25th, 2016
Local Natives burst onto the scene in late 2009, thanks to their debut LP, Gorilla Manor (stream it below), filled with plenty of harmonies and dreamy melodies. After heading out across the world in support of the album, the L.A. band—Taylor Rice (vocals and guitar), Kelcey Ayer (vocals and keys), Ryan Hahn (guitar and vocals), Matt Frazier (drums) and Nik Ewing (bass)—returned with their sophomore effort, Hummingbird (stream it below), produced by the National’s Aaron Dessner, three years ago. Pitchfork called it a “thoughtful, lovely album with small gestures that provide great rewards.” Local Natives (above, performing “Past Lives” live in studio for KEXP FM in September) released their third full-length, Sunlit Youth (stream it below), last month. “The result is a batch of songs at the confluence between their debut Gorilla Manor’s joyous uplift and the world-wise depth of Hummingbird,” according to Drowned in Sound. “This is a bridge to bigger and hopefully even better things. Which feels like the exact point. For all the globe-trotting that went into the album, this is a band that—perhaps more than any other at the moment— innately sound like and capture their Californian home in all its beautiful complexity.” Local Natives close out their tour tonight and tomorrow at Terminal 5. Toronto singer-songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson opens both shows.