Local Natives

Arguably the biggest indie success story of 2010, Los Angelino quartet Local Natives won raves worldwide for the tribal-accented rhythms and precise harmonies that powered their excellent debut album, Gorilla Manor. The long-awaited follow-up, Hummingbird, finally dropped just two months ago, nearly three and a half years after Gorilla burst onto the scene. Recorded with the assistance of the National's Aaron Dessner in the production booth (and on myriad instruments), Hummingbird finds the instrument-swapping group moving away from the triumphant ferocity of their debut and toward a more downbeat and subtle sound. While less initially appetizing than Gorilla Manor, Hummingbird ultimately proves just as irresistible, making up in songwriting consistency and poignant lyricism what it lacks in wild-eyed dynamism. With Superhumanoids. 18+.
Sat., March 23, 8 p.m., 2013

 
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