It’s a beautiful thing when stars align.
And so, when it was first announced that Neko Case and Nick Cave — two of the most talented people making music today, period — were going to collaborate on a cover of The Zombies’ classic “She’s Not There” for the season premiere of HBO’s True Blood, we were more than a little excited. We thought we were going to have to wait until the June 26 premiere and/or steal cable to hear the song, but now the wait is over. Continue reading…
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.
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