2013 will be kicked off in style with a brand new album from LA's finest... Local Natives. It was way back at the end of 2009 that they dropped the album Gorilla Manor in the UK (2010 in the US) and I for one have missed them dearly. They've just announced that they are set to release Hummingbird, via Frenchkiss/Infectious on January 29th 2013. Mark your calendars once you get them from Santa in a few months time!
Chatting with Pitchfork not too long ago they talk about the differences in making the two albums.
We've had the craziest highest highs of our lives in the last two years, and we've also had the lowest lows at the same time. It's a heavier record for us. You'd see the titles and be like, "Heavy metal." We got a lot deeper on this album. Gorilla Manor is a little lighter on the surface.
As well as the announcement comes a brand new track to sample. Titled "Breakers" it starts with frantic drums, bright guitars and claps before breaking into an Arcade Fire crescendo and back down again for the vocal with just a palm muted guitar and theremin/whale like sound. It does seem a little darker and less hopeful than some of the sounds on Gorilla Manor but it is just as delectable to the ears. It's set for release on October 23rd digitally and the band will embark upon a tour in November and into next year. Dates after the jump via Pitchfork.
Local Natives 2012/2013 Tour Dates:
11-04 Tokyo, Japan - Zepp
11-28 Hamburg, Germany - Molotov
11-29 Berlin, Germany - Comet
12-01 Paris, France - Point Ephemere
12-04 Amsterdam, Holland - Bitterzoet
12-05 Brussels, Belgium - Rotunde
12-06 London, England - Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
12-08 Camber Sands, England - All Tomorrow’s Parties
01-29 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
01-30 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
02-01 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
02-02-03 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03-18 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
03-19 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
03-22 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Ballroom
03-23 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
03-25 Covington, KY - Madison Theatre
03-26 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
03-30 Boston, MA - House of Blues
04-01 Providence, RI - Fete
04-04 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
04-05 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04-25 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
04-26 Seattle, WA - Neptune
04-27 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Theatre