Hummingbird (To be released January 28, 2013)
I spent many consecutive winter evenings listening to the Local Natives’ first album, Gorilla Manor. The band has an intensely unique sound; think psychedelic indie-rock- folk. The music is almost enough to physically drag you down— it shakes you, makes you feel uncomfortable. I found it difficult to do anything else while playing the album because
all I wanted to do was sit and listen. The band recently announced that their new album, Hummingbird,
is forthcoming in January 2013. “Breakers,” the single from that album, proves the band hasn’t lost their haunting vocals—if anything, they seem even more developed. After a few listens, I knew the song would drift in my head for the rest of the day. Gorilla Manor was difficult to move past, and it seems as though Hummingbird will be equally as paralyzing.