Local Natives’ 2010 debut, Gorilla Manor, brought musical acclaim and opening slots for the National and Arcade Fire. But along with this upward trajectory came individual strife with personal relationships and a death in the family, all emotional material for the next collection of songs. For the first time, the band left their Californian roots for initial recording sessions in Montreal and then went to Brooklyn to work with co-producer Aaron Dessner of the National, after making that connection on tour. Local Natives are in Europe touring until the new year when they’ll return stateside (see 2013 dates below).
“Breakers” offers transcendent, lush vocal harmonies after a disjointed, rhythmic introduction. There’s a dramatic moment when everything drops out, adding to the cinematic expanse of the visual component as directed by Jaffe Zinn and Local Natives.
01/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
01/30 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
02/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/02 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
02/03 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/18 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
03/19 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
03/22 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom
03/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
03/25 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre
03/26 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
03/30 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/01 – Providence, RI @ Fete
04/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
04/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
04/25 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
04/26 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
04/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Theatre
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