With the amount of new music we're preparing to digest, critique and swoon over in 2013, it's only natural that Local Natives–still one of our favorite LA-by-way-of-OC acts–should be in the conversation somewhere. After all, while watching the amazingly long ride they've taken on 2009's Gorilla Manor was exciting to watch, the South County-bred band must be dying to move on to the next chapter by now. So it was perfect that just over a month before the release of their sophomore effort Hummingbird (out Jan. 29), the band capped a short stint of intimate, secret shows with a private, live session at Apogee's Berkeley St. Studios in Santa Monica, courtesy of KCRW last Friday. Having heard a number of these shows over the airwaves before (the last month's show with Gary Clark Jr. was insane!) we were more than happy do drop by and show our support for one of the biggest recent OC bands to leave the nest.
“You & I”
creative brush stokes to come.