Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Local Natives - Hummingbird (2013)

1/30/13 4:15PM

it's supposed to be streamable here for the next 2 weeks. FTR, i am digging it, but I have not been able to listen to it more than a couple of times yet. It's a different kind of record, but I still enjoy something about nearly every track.

And of course, the hordes of hipster/bloggers comments and reviews are nauseating, between the comparisons to The National and especially the 'West Coast Grizzly Bear" garbage. But that is nothing new. Nor is the lack of anything about close to the p-word or even chamber rock.

Blech, hopefully, a more detailed review will come soon. back issues, other albums., and time have been what has backed me up so far. But I do have it as the 2nd best release of 2013 already.

1/23/13 5:37PM
It's just a stream, I'm luke warm about hearing that. More dreamy and less energetic, but until hearing it with headphones, the jury is still out.

full album on youtube deleted

12/6/12 9:35AM

New official Video for Breakers

11/25/12 11:23PM -12/6/12 9:35AM
Track list.
01 You & I
02 Heavy Feet
03 Ceilings
04 Black Spot
05 Breakers
06 Three Months
07 Black Balloons
08 Wooly Mammoth
09 Mt. Washington
10 Colombia
11 Bowery

10/19/12 12:02PM
This 2nd album is coming January 29th. Also there are tour dates and a single below to stream (as linked on their site).


    Sun NOV 4 / Tokyo, Japan / Zepp
    Wed NOV 28 / Hamburg, Germany / Molotov
    Thu NOV 29 / Berlin, Germany / Comet
    Sat DEC 1 / Paris, France / Point Ephemere
    Tue DEC 4 / Amsterdam, Holland / Bitterzoet
    Wed DEC 5 / Brussels, Belgium / Rotunde
    Thu DEC 6 / London, UK / Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
    Sat DEC 8 / Camber Sands, England / All Tomorrow’s Parties
    Tue JAN 29 / Los Angeles, CA / El Rey
    Wed JAN 30 / Oakland, CA / Fox Theatre
    Fri FEB 01 / Brooklyn, NY / Music Hall of Williamsburg
    Sat FEB 02-03 / New York , NY / Bowery Ballroom
    Mon MAR 18 / Nashville, TN / Marathon Music Works
    Tue MAR 19 / Asheville, NC / Orange Peel
    Fri MAR 22 / Milwaukee, WI / Turner Ballroom
    Sat MAR 23 / Minneapolis, MN / First Avenue
    Mon MAR 25 / Covington,KY / Madison Theatre
    Tue MAR 26 / Columbus, OH / Newport Music Hall
    Sat MAR 30 / Boston, MA / House of Blues
    Sun APR 01 / Providence, RI / Fete
    Thu APR 04 / Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer
    Fri APR 05 / Washington DC / 9:30 club
    Thu APR 25 / Portland, OR / Crystal Ballroom
    Fri APR 26 / Seattle, WA / Neptune
    Sat APR 27 / Vancouver, BC / Commodore Theatre

I haven't heard the new single of course. The band made a special appearance at CMJ a few nights ago as well.

Fuck Fuck Fuck..Its stuff like this that comes out so damn quickly and I'm slow. Why this blog, if I were smart, would die. But I'm not smart of course, and I'm also only by the band known to be 1 of their longest time fans outside of their hometown.

But I have got to say, even before hearing the 1st single and album, I hope/almost expect, despite the fact they worked with someone from The National (who I think are hipster drivel), that this record not only will be awesome, but vastly superior to all the other hipster garbage that's come since Gorilla Manor ala Fleet Kittens, Grizzly Cub, Yeasayer, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Sleigh Bells, Mumford and Sons, Tame Impala, Tune Yards, Animal Collective/Panda Bear and related crap, and many others I'm not even remembering right now.