Local Natives are based in the Silver Lake but singer/keyboardist Kelcey Ayer, guitarists/singer Ryan Hahn and guitarist/singer Taylor Ricer are from Orange County, where the band originated.
The quintet plays stirring, organic indie rock marked by close vocal harmonies. They're touring Europe in support of their debut disc Gorilla Manor, which will be released in the U.S. Feb. 16 via Frenchkiss Records. The album is named after the OC house the band shared before relocating to LA in December of 2008.
"It was insanely messy and there were always friends over knocking around on guitars or our thrift store piano," says Hahn in a statement, "it was an incredible experience and I'll never forget that time."
Check out Local Native's debut video for "Airplanes" and look for Local Natives when they return to California to play Coachella.
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