Kisses - Huddle
… Singer-Songwriter meets 80’s Freestyle?
Local Natives - You & I
Local Natives perfrom You & I for Pitchfork Weekly:
Haim - Don’t Save Me
…a trio of sisters from LA garnering Rumours era Fleetwood Mac comparisons.
Local Natives - Heavy Feet
…a new @localnatives track from Hummingbird, the full-length follow-up to 2010′s critically acclaimed debut Gorilla Manor, to be released on January 29 via Frenchkiss.
Capital Cities - Safe And Sound
Local Natives - World News
Kauf - Relocate…
LA-native Ronald Kaufman is KAUF, who recently dropped his first single Relocate down on an unsuspecting public. There’s not a whole lot of information floating around out there about him, but this track is strong enough to talk on his behalf. That bass line wanders through a synthy, funk-inducing electronic wonderland making it one of the sexier dance tracks I’ve heard in quite a while. - 1000x/minute
Local Natives - Wide Eyes
…Although recorded in late 2008, Gorilla Manor wasn’t released until 14 months later, allowing Local Natives the chance to build a strong blog buzz before their debut hit American shores. The delay wasn’t entirely beneficial, however, as Gorilla Manor sounds quite similar to a number of albums that flourished in the interim. Local Natives’ sunny harmonies call to mind Fleet Foxes’ debut and Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest, while the band’s polyphonic hand percussion — which, at its most frenzied, is almost tribal sounding — evokes memories of Yeasayer’s All Hour Cymbals. For all its familiarity, though, Local Natives’ first album is still an enjoyable piece of work, filled with enough pop melodies and multi-cultural quirks to make the year-long holdup worthwhile. Local Natives may have arrived several months late for their own party, but Gorilla Manor is a refreshing example of good quality trumping bad timing.