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Poetic Memory: Local Natives (List)


Silver Lake-based Local Natives just completed a U.S. tour with Ben Kweller, then went to London, then stormed barns across the midwest. They even blog. Needless to say, these guys (and occasionally girl) are both creative and busy. They’re also great musicians who put on a rewarding and fun show. They have a new album called Gorilla Manor coming out soon.

Recently, the band recorded an acoustic version of their song “Camera Talk” (MP3) for the website Aurgasm, who pretty aptly summed up our feelings for the band:

The quintet’s unique brand of indie folk highlights their tight vocal harmonies without sacrificing on rolling guitars, keys and percussion or sharp lyrics. Their laid-back and layered folk is a perfect way to wind down the rest of summer.

Local Natives are also currently touring extensively in the west through late September, with a stop Thursday (9/3) at San Diego’s Casbah, and then they’re moving on to Europe for six weeks. Complete list of tourdates is below.

Meanwhile, we caught up Ryan Hahn, Taylor Rice, and Kelcey Ayer to talk Poetic Memory. Check it out. Continue reading

Local Natives Close Kweller Tour in San Diego, Move on To London

Local Natives

Our Silver Lake-based friends Local Natives are very busy. They’re finishing up their U.S. tour with Ben Kweller—the final show will be here in San Diego—and then in mid-July, they’ll be hopping a plane for a string of shows in London. Meanwhile, their new album, Gorilla Manor, will be out soon.

Check ’em out if you can; even if you’re already going because you like Ben Kweller, you should get there early for Local Natives.

You can listen to some of their songs at MySpace (above) or download some MP3s over at Daytrotter.

Jun 19 2009 – El Rey w/ Ben Kweller – Los Angeles
Jun 20 2009 – House Of Blues w/ Ben Kweller – San Diego
Jun 22 2009 – Spaceland (Castledoor residency) – Los Angeles
Jul 13 2009 – The Lexington – London
Jul 14 2009 – Shephard’s Bush Empire w/ Of Montreal – London
Jul 16 2009 – Borderline – London, London
Jul 17 2009 – Latitude Festival – Southwold
Aug 23 2009 – Sunset Junction – Los Angeles, California