Local Natives Reviews, Interviews & More

Local Natives Announce World Tour, Release New Track

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The Local Natives have announced a massive seven-month tour across the world. This will be in support of their sophomore album, Hummingbird, which the band released this past January. The tour will kick off in Australia this week, then they'll head to North America in June, and Europe in July. They'll come back to the States in early September and then cross the pond...

News Roundup: 50 Cent Says 'Detox' Might Only Be An EP, Rolling Stones Sell...

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This week, while promoting his new line of headphones, 50 Cent told a French press outlet that Dr. Dre's often-delayed album Detox might not be an album after all. He's thinking it's just an EP with only a few songs on it. Also, tickets for The Rolling Stones' London shows went on sale this morning and sold out in seven minutes. And The Local Natives announced the...

Local Natives, The Love Language, The Union Line: Concert Review and Photos...

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Local Natives at The Henry Fonda Music Box
Local Natives had a pretty great start to their tour over the weekend. It was probably one they had only dreamed of having when they were only playing residency shows at Silverlake Lounge or Spaceland. Fast forward a year later and they're off on another grueling tour across the nation and kicking it all off with two sold out shows at the Henry Fonda Music Box. I could say...

FYF Fest 2010: Local Natives

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Local Natives at FYF Fest 2010
Like Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Local Natives have played almost every summer festival there was this year and we don't blame the booking agents. They strive to get acts while they're hot but with Local Natives, they won't have to worry about their popularity dying down for a while. With the successful release of their debut album, Gorilla Manor, both in the...

Concert Picks: Eastern Conference Champions, Teenage Bottlerocket, We Are...

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We called it - the hot, humid days of summer are finally here, and naturally we're looking for anything to distract us from the notion (and reality) of 24/7 sweat and hiked-up energy bills. Yes, as the heat ramps up into the triple digits across the country, we're hard at work looking for local shows that will not only boast debatably awesome talent, but whose ticket prices will remain at...

Kid Cudi, Jenny And Johnny, Local Natives And More: MP3 Roundup

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Kid Cudi, Jenny and Johnny, Local Natives And More: MP3 Roundup
It may only be Wednesday but we've got a roundup of some great tunes that you can download for free to make the rest of the week go by much quicker. It's beginning to feel a lot more like summer and you definitely need to beef those iPod playlists up for parties and road trips. We point you in the right direction for new tracks from Kid Cudi, Best Coast, Vampire Weekend, Jenny and Johnny,...

Local Natives: Sasquatch Music Festival 2010 Photos

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Local Natives at Sasquatch Music Festival 2010
Local Natives is not a new band to us, nor should they be to you! We've only covered them so many times on the site that we're a little embarrassed of our obvious band crush. So, with that kept in mind, you knew we weren't going to miss their first Sasquatch moment. After their popularity spread like wildfire during 2009, those who actually attended Sasquatch...

Local Natives Music Video: World News

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Local Natives Music Video: World News
Although we thought their last video for "Airplanes" could have been a bit brighter to match the tone of the song, Local Natives return with a very sunny video for their song, "World News." Directed by Matthew Lessner, the same guy who directed Dirty Projectors' "Stillness Is The Move" video, the latest Local Natives video also doesn't make much sense....

SXSW Day 3: Battlehooch, An Horse, Suckers, Groove Session...

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SXSW 2010 - Groove Session
On day 3 of the SXSW Music Festival, Austin, TX is exploding with people. Walking down 6th street can take ages while trying to navigate the bustling crowd. My Friday afternoon started out with The Golden Filter, a band that shows a lot of promise based on their presence in the blogosphere. Penelope Trappes has got one wicked voice and the recent addition of a...

Local Natives Music Video: Airplanes

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Local Natives Music Video: Airplanes
Local Natives has a new video for their hit song, "Airplanes." Although we do like their live split screen videos, this one steps into an old abandoned house where their portraits are touched by a supernatural force making the setting unexpectedly eerie despite the sweet lyrics. Watch out for skulls, paranormal activity, and vegetables suddenly attacking in the video below....

Bands To Look Out For In 2010

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Gavin Castleton: BeatCrave's Bands To Watch For In 2010
There is no doubt that 2009 has been a great year for music. We've had fun listening and sharing some of these artists with you through our BeatCrave Fav series, and we've also compiled a Top Albums of 2009 list like everyone else. Today, we're going to skip ahead and focus on the future and what great music will be coming our way in 2010. January is only a few weeks away and we want to fill...

Local Natives Sign To Frenchkiss Records

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Local Natives Signs To Frenchkiss Records
Los Angeles favorites, Local Natives, have been busy on their NME tour all over the UK and Europe for the past couple of months. However, we finally have some great news for US fans. Local Natives has been signed to US label, Frenchkiss Records! They'll be joining a worthy roster which includes The Antlers, Passion Pit, The Dodos and more. If you've been following Local...

CMJ Festival 2009 Is Here!

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CMJ Festival 2009 Is Here!
It's finally here! It's the week of CMJ Festival 2009 in NYC and it all starts tomorrow. The Big Apple will literally be bursting with more noise than usual from October 20 and through October 24. If you're going to be in the area, make sure you do your last minute registration. You have until 6:00pm tomorrow. After that, passes will be available onsite at the Judson...

Sunset Junction 2009 Review: Day 2

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Sunset Junction Review Day 2
Sunset Junction continued for Day 2 on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. It was still hot but my comfort level was much higher than it was during the previous day. The sun was just hot enough and it set just at the right time providing the perfect breeze for acts such as Fool's Gold, The Sonics, and Built To Spill. The ticket booth was all ready to go and going through the media...

CMJ Music Marathon Performers

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They're naming names for the upcoming CMJ Music Marathon event. Over at Consequence of Sound, they've unveiled the first batch of bands that will hit the stage for five days of epic music! Organizers have released a little preview of what fans will be in for at this year's event, which will include up to 1200 artists! Find out who's been confirmed below.

Local Natives: Concert Review

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Local Natives Spaceland Residency
Last night was the second night of Local Natives' residency at the beloved Spaceland and the corner of Effie and Silverlake Blvd looked as busy as Hollywood. It was another packed venue for the band this night since the place was sold out. That's saying a lot when Monday night residencies at Spaceland are free. After I looked for what seemed like an eternity and actually...

BeatCrave Fav of the Month: Who Will You Pick?

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It's already that time! We need you to vote for your favorite BeatCrave Fav for the month of May! Each week we put up a poll of our favorite bands and let you vote. Our three top bands ready to go head to head for a chance to win our best of the month spot are… The percussion-heavy and tight harmony LA band, Local Natives (listen here), the electro-pop one man show,...

BeatCrave Fav Poll: Local Natives, Dressy Bessy, Defiance, Ohio

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We’ve picked out favorite artists of the week. Now it’s your turn to pick yours! Do you prefer the lush harmonies and intricate percussion of Local Natives (listen here)? The fusion of happy-go-lucky and sharp wit of Dressy Bessy (listen here)? Or the DIY acoustic punk sounds of Defiance, Ohio (listen here)? The number one voted...

Events This Weekend: Voxhaul Broadcast, Fischerspooner, The Shins...

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Voxhaul Broadcast (and Friends) | Friday, May 8 | 8:00 pm | $8 - $10 | Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA - Map | The Orange County-based band comes  baring a style that is at once tough and mellow, intricate and easy to digest. Seems to us that they're attempting a subconscious approach at standing out by blending in pseudo-seamlessly with the crowd. Sneaky, much? In either case,...