Friday, February 26, 2010

Aural Fix 2/26/2010: "Gorilla Manor" by Local Natives

This week I stumbled across Local Natives, a five-piece band from Silver Lake, Los Angeles, who've been getting some recent KCOU airplay thanks to the release of their debut album Gorilla Manor (February 16). Most reviewers have been raving about the band's lush vocal harmonies, reminiscent of Fleet Foxes, and their driving percussion and momentum, which some have compared to that of labelmates The Dodos. Like Grizzly Bear and similar bands, Local Natives dispense with the frontman format and share vocals. While not exactly breaking new ground (who isn't compared to Fleet Foxes these days?), they do gather several recent music trends into one very enjoyable album. And they throw in a Talking Heads cover for good measure ("Warning Sign").

Check out Gorilla Manor:

Early concert announcement:
If you like what you hear, you can see them at Mojo's on May 19.

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