If you read my blog, you should better know who Local Natives are. We have mentioned them once or twice. US fans have been eagerly awaiting the “official” release of the bands fantastic debut album, Gorilla Manor, which got a well earned 8.4 Best New Music from the fork. The album came out months ago in the UK, so it was about time that the US got the goods from these LA boys. Frenchkiss Records were the label smart enough to snag this talented band up.
Gorilla Manor was my 8th favorite album of 2009, so don’t expect it on my best of 2010, though it certainly deserves a spot! The album is a fantastic journey of sounds that tackle many different genres and a wide spectrum of influences. It is genuine collection of songs that are every bit exciting as they are beautiful, and rock and roll. A complete package. It is worth every bit of your time, and money, if you can spare some change. If you need some reassuring, you can stream the whole album over at NPR for free. After more and more listens, the album sounds better and better.
If you like what you hear, you should buy the album from insound. If you act now you can get a cool bundle with a t-shirt and 7 inch of “Sun Hands”. MP3 of Sun Hands below as well!
[mp3] : Local Natives – Sun Hands