Local Natives Information
The Local Natives are an indie rock band from Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California. Their genres include indie rock, indie folk and psychedelic folk. The current band members include Taylor Rice, Kelcey Ayer, Ryan Hahn and Matt Frazier. They first formed the band in 2008 when they all moved into a house together in Silver Lake. The Local Natives released their debut album, "Gorilla Manor," in the US on February 2010. The album received mainly positive reviews and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in the New Artist Chart.
Every song is written and created by a complete collaboration of the band's members. Their overall sound has been described as "afropop-influenced guitars with hyperactive drumming and hooky three-part harmonies." This original sound started to attract the attention of the music press after the band played nine shows at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas in 2009. Here, they received many reviews that compared them to famous bands such as Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes and Arcade Fire.
The Local Natives went on their first tour in 2011 as the opening act for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The band attended Lollapalooza after this tour and announced that they were working on their new upcoming album, "Hummingbird," which is expected to be released in 2013. The Local Natives will be coming to Boston's House of Blues on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6PM.