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Local Natives Release New Video for "Breakers"

LA based band Local Natives are back with a new video for “Breakers", the single off their upcoming album Hummingbird, due in January.

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.


TOUR DATES

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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