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Free At Noon Flashback: Philly’s first look at the Local Natives of Sunlit Youth

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Local Natives | Photo by Sydney Schaefer for WXPN | sydneyschaeferphotos.com

It’s no question that Local Natives have evolved. As the LA indie rockers played their recent single “Villainy” at Friday’s Free At Noon, an obvious change had taken place — all stringed instruments had been put down. Guitarist Ryan Hahn traded in for an electronic percussion pad, Taylor Rice dropped his guitar for strictly vocal duties, and bassist Nik Ewing switch over to the keys.

Anyone who hasn’t been staying current on Local Natives news might be shocked at such a development. It was those very strings, linked with rich harmonies, that defined the sound of the band’s first two album’s, 2010’s Gorilla Manor and 2013’s Hummingbird. But if you’ve been following the release of tracks from their forthcoming album Sunlit Youth, the on-stage alterations were not just expected, but appreciated as well. Continue reading →

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Firefly Music Festival Day One: Courtney Barnett, Amos Lee, Local Natives, Phosphorescent and more

Courtney Barnett | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/
Courtney Barnett | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | joedeltufo.com

The 3rd annual Firefly Music Festival is taking place this weekend at Dover, Delaware and we are there to capture all four days of live music. Last night, the festival opened with performances from Amos Lee, Local Natives, Courtney Barnett, Phosphorescent, Parade of Lights and more.

Amos Lee | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/
Amos Lee | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | joedeltufo.com

Phosophorescent | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tufo | http://www.joedeltufo.com/
Phosphorescent | Firefly | Photo by Joe del Tuf | joedeltufo.com
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Photos: Local Natives throw down at The Electric Factory

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L.A. indie rockers Local Natives made their biggest Philadelphia appearance to date last night, headlining the Electric Factory with opener Wild Nothing in tow. This is the Natives’ second area appearance since the January release of their latest LP, Hummingbird.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Local Natives at Electric Factory, Anjuli Josephine at MilkBoy, Alo Brazil at Underground Arts

localnatives970600WXPN welcomes L.A. indie rock outfit Local Natives to the Electric Factory tonight. If you missed them on their summer tour, the band just released a video shot between performances completely on their phones put to the stimulating single “Ceilings” off of their latest release Hummingbird. Catch them on their Fall tour by finding tickets and information for tonight’s show here. Watch the new “Ceilings” video below.

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Watch Local Natives’ New Video for “You & I” (playing Electric Factory on 9/28)

localnatives970600An XPN favorite indie rock band from Los Angeles, Local Natives just shared a new video for the opening track of their sophomore album, Hummingbird. On this second record — released by Frenchkiss Records/Infectious Music in late January — the group offers a contemplative tone and diverse instrumentation. Featuring the falsetto of Taylor Rice and an organ in the background, “You & I” exemplifies the new approach.

But this time around, the track pairs with an unusual cinematic narrative: a world without dogs. Check out the video below, but make sure you watch until the end for a super adorable moment. Find tickets and information for Local Natives’ performance at the Electric Factory on September 29th here.

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Watch Local Natives perform “Breakers” on The Late Show with David Letterman (playing The Electric Factory on 9/28)

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California pop rockers Local Natives gave a wild performance of “Breakers” on The Late Show with David Letterman last night.  Promoting their recent Hummingbird record, the band will be making their way to Philadelphia for a show at The Electric Factory on September 28th; tickets and information for the XPN Welcomes show with Wild Nothing can be found here.  Watch the video of “Breakers” below.

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Just Announced: Local Natives coming to the Electric Factory on 9/28

Photo by Eric Ashleigh | showtographe.com
Photo by Eric Ashleigh | showtographe.com

After quickly selling-out their Union Transfer date last month, Local Natives have announced another U.S. leg that brings them back to Philadelphia with openers Wild Nothing for a show at the Electric Factory on September 28th.  The California indie rockers followed up their stunning 2010 debut Gorilla Manor with the expansive and gorgeous Hummingbird earlier this year.  Tickets go on sale Friday, May 17th at noon; more information will be available here.  Check out photos from Local Natives’ Union Transfer show here, listen back to their April appearance on World Cafe here and watch a new video for “Bowery” below.

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Photo Recap: Local Natives at Union Transfer

Photos by Eric Ashleigh | Photo by Eric Ashleigh | showtographe.com

Los Angeles indie rockers Local Natives headlined a sold-out Union Transfer last night, touring in support of their new album Hummingbird. Check out photos from their set in the gallery above.