Local Natives to release new album and tour in January, to the guffaws of Mayans everywhere

Local Natives to release new album and tour in January, to the guffaws of Mayans everywhere

Confident-as-balls that the Mayans were wrong-as-balls and that the world isn’t going anywhere any time soon because the U.S.A. is the greatest-as-balls country on Earth, L.A.’s first (and best) Dodos cover band Local Natives have decided to throw down hard for next year in the most American way possible. Oh yeah, baby, I’m talking about the release of a super-sized new album, a big old deep-fried tour, and a whole gratuitous slew of Monster energy drink-sponsored pool parties, family barbecues, and backyard screenings of the movie Point Break. Suck it, country of Maya!

Specifically, the new album, which follows 2010’s Gorilla Manor (TMT Review), is called Hummingbird, and it’s dropping un-a-fucking-pologetically on January 29, 2013 on Frenchkiss/Infectious (and it’s actually coming out on January 28 in Europe, but Europe is not the U.S.A., so I’m only going to mention that parenthetically). According to Pitchfork, the band used the brilliant system known as American Capitalism to their advantage and constructed their own studio space in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles to woodshed tracks for the record, which they subsequently recorded in Brooklyn, America and Montreal, America with The National’s Aaron Dessner co-producing. Check out the first track, “Breakers,” below and brace yourselves for some upcoming Local Natives tourdates, candy-apple-pie-sandwich-eating contests, and some even funnier third thing! BEST 2013 EVER!

Hummingbird tracklisting:

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


11.04.12 - Tokyo, Japan - Zepp
11.28.12 - Hamburg, Germany - Molotov
11.29.12 - Berlin, Germany - Comet
12.01.12 - Paris, France - Point Ephemere
12.04.12 - Amsterdam, Holland - Bitterzoet
12.05.12 - Brussels, Belgium - Rotunde
12.06.12 - London, UK - Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
12.08.12 - Camber Sands, UK - All Tomorrow’s Parties
01.29.13 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
01.30.13 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
02.01.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
02.02-03.13 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03.18..13 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
03.19.13 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
03.22.13 -Milwaukee, WI - Turner Ballroom
03.23.13 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
03.25.13 - Covington, KY - Madison Theatre
03.26.13 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
03.30.13 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
04.01.13 - Providence, RI - Fete
04.04.13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04.05.13 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04.25.13 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
04.26.13 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
04.27.13 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Theatre

• Local Natives: http://thelocalnatives.com
• Frenchkiss: http://frenchkissrecords.com