Local Natives – You & I


In case you haven’t heard, Local Natives and their gorgeous harmonies are back on their new album, Hummingbird, released January 29 via Frenchkiss records (and I insist you visit the label’s previously linked fb page, for no other reason than to view the absurdly awesome cover photo). The LA-based band does not disappoint with their sophomore effort, retaining their original melodic appeal while putting forth some new introspective material.

Local Natives are playing two sold-out shows at 930 Club in DC next month – April 5th and 6th. Sad to say, I do not have a ticket. If someone wants to remedy this, please contact me immediately. I was also delighted to see that directly following their DC stop, the group will be headed to my hometown, Tulsa for a performance at Cain’s Ballroom on the 9th. Nice!

Sample a couple of tracks off the new album – “You & I” and “Heavy Feet” – below, along with another favorite off the debut album Gorilla Manor.

oh what a fool I was to think / that I could get by on a smile and a wink

2012 Honorable Mentions: Part Deux

More notable tracks/artists from 2012 that frequented my playlists.


1. Y Luv – Never Touch the Ground


2. Kimbra – Settle Down


3. Poolside – Why You Wanna


4. Solange – Losing You


5. Two Door Cinema Club – Sun


6. Local Natives – Breakers


7. Gabrielle Aplin – Please Don’t Say You Love Me (Cyril Hahn Remix)


8. The Dig – I Already Forgot Everything You Said


9. MNDR – Feed Me Diamonds (RAC Mix)


10. Odesza – How Did I Get Here