Slacker Logo

Local Natives

Advertisement
Advertisement

Biography

Formed in 2008, Local Natives craft their dramatic and eclectic brand of indie rock from their home base in Los Angeles, California. Meeting in their Orange County high school, guitarists Ryan Hahn and Taylor Rice and keyboardist Kelcey Ayer (all of whom handle vocal duties) recruited drummer Matt Frazier and bassist Andy Hamm and moved to Silver Lake, where they began to forge their highly collaborative sound. Utilizing lots of vocal harmonies and drifting, dreamlike melodies, Local Natives have an intricate sound based around the delicate interconnectedness of all of their parts. This gives the band a sound that is orchestral while still feeling understated, evoking the carefully assembled pop of Grizzly Bear. Their debut, Gorilla Manor, arrived in 2009 through U.K. label Infectious Records (with a domestic release coming by way of Frenchkiss in 2010). In 2011, Andy Hamm left Local Natives, leaving them to continue on as a quartet. In 2013, the band returned with its second long-player, Hummingbird, featuring the single "Breakers." Shortly after the album was released, it was announced that Hamm's touring replacement, bassist Nick Ewing, had officially joined the band. Now a quintet, Local Natives continued to tour in support of their sophomore release, which reached number 12 on the Billboard 200 as well as charting in parts of Western Europe. Their well-anticipated third album, Sunlit Youth, arrived in the summer of 2016 via Infectious and Loma Vista Recordings. ~ Gregory Heaney
Read All Read Less

Albums


Top Tracks

  1.   Track
    Popularity
  2.   Wide Eyes
  3.   Airplanes
  4.   Sun Hands
  5.   Breakers
  6.   Heavy Feet
  7.   World News
  8.   Camera Talk
  9.   Who Knows Who Cares
  10.   Warning Sign
  11.   Fountain of Youth
  12.   Coins
  13.   Past Lives
  14.   Villainy
  15.   Black Balloons
  16.   Ceilings
  17.   Masters
  18.   Shape Shifter
  19.   Mt. Washington
  20.   You & I
  21.   Dark Days
  22.   Cubism Dream
  23.   Psycho Lovers
  24.   Bowery
  25.   Colombia
  26. See All Songs

Related Stations & Specials


Artists Related to
Local Natives

Girls

FEATURED

Troy Andews

FEATURED

The Soft Pack

FEATURED

Surfer Blood

FEATURED

Beach House

FEATURED

The Drums

FEATURED

Smith Westerns

FEATURED

Fanfarlo

FEATURED

CULTS

FEATURED

Hockey

FEATURED

The Dodos

FEATURED

Neon Indian

FEATURED

The Antlers

FEATURED

Japandroids

FEATURED

Best Coast

FEATURED

The Big Pink

FEATURED

Them Swoops

FEATURED
See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -

Advertisement

LIVE STREAM...

LIVE STREAM...
Casting to |