Tag Archives: Local Natives

Music That Matters: Unga Bunga Podcast

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently, you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 516 – Unga Bunga Podcast Morning Show host John RichardsRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Following his stunning participation in A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and His Month of Song at Benaroya Hall last month, L.A. punk legend John Doe shares a video for the track “A Little Help,” which, incidentally, gets a little help from Chan Marshall aka Cat Power. Doe explains, “There is beauty & simplicity in hardRead more…

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Friday Music News

LA based indie rockers Local Natives have been flying under the radar since their 2013 album Hummingbird. But today, they’re back with a luminous new song titled “Past Lives.” It’s a real stunner. Fingers crossed that this means there’s a full, studio album in the works. [CoS]

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TV Eye: Week of 11/30

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights: Monday, November 30th: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: The Flaming Lips Tuesday, December 1st: JimmyRead more…

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Live Review: Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival 8/8/14 – 8/10/14

words by Taylor Snowberger / photos by Stacy Cornett edited by Victoria Holt If San Francisco is a special place, then wouldn’t a music festival in the heart of San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park be meta-special? According to many of this year’s Outside Lands artists, performers and attendees, the answer is yes. Everything fromRead more…

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Live Video: Local Natives at The Triple Door

Right around the time they were selling out two shows at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre, Local Natives took an afternoon to treat KEXP VIP Club members to a special, stripped down show at The Triple Door. Though it’s hard to call anything these Californians do “stripped down”, they at least stuck to mainly acoustic instruments toRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

In addition to producing about three months of shows and two new songs, The Postal Service reunion can now add a video to the list of things its produced. The AB/CD/CD-directed clip for the new song “A Tattered Line of String” finds a man fighting off a laundry machine that’s trying to suck him in.Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Holy Ghost! have shared the lead single off their upcoming album, Dynamics. “Dumb Disco Ideas” is a snappy dance number, but the video features their instruments, an eight minute light show, and little else. If you can’t wait to hear more from these guys, the synthpop duo are performing at Sasquatch! this month. [Pitchfork]

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Friday Music News

Psychedelic rock band Tame Impala decided to do a little reworking of Outkast‘s track “Prototype” from their incredibly popular Speakerboxxx/The Love Below album. The cover retains the slow burn of the original, but Kevin Parker’s voice has a bit more innocence than that of Andre 3000 and Big Boi. [Pitchfork]

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Live Review: Local Natives @ Neptune Theatre 4/29/13

words and photos by Bebe Labree Besch After hosting a sold out show at the Neptune Theater the prior Friday, Local Natives took to the same stage once more this past Monday for another sold out performance. The five Californians wasted no time blazing through plenty of songs off of their sophomore album, Hummingbird, releasedRead more…

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