Express Live With Local Natives


Fresh off of Coachella, Local Natives is hitting the road again this summer, stopping in iconic venues around the globe (Red Rocks Amphitheatre and London’s Hyde Park to name just two), and hitting up some of the most anticipated festivals, including Primavera Sound in Barcelona and Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, AL.

Catchy beats, shimmering synths and layers upon layers of melody all mix together for one incredible concoction on the band’s latest full-length release, Sunlit Youth, which was written and recorded all over the world. Hoping to create something totally fresh, the band set off for Thailand, which led them to several other exotic locales before they finally wrapped up their third full-length album in Nicaragua.

Sunlit Youth showcases a new level of maturity from Local Natives. Tracks like “Dark Days” embrace a totally new sound that sets the band apart from the more organic work heard on their 2010 debut, Gorilla Manor, which featured tribal-like rhythms and a touch of whimsy in its melodic swells and crashes.

If you’re a fan of the single, you won’t want to miss Dark Days (Remixes), a three-track release featuring remixes by Sofi Tukker, Charlotte Day Wilson, and Classixx, whose lucid, vaporwave take on the song sounds like it could run behind the title sequence track to an experimental John Hughes movie.

Be sure to check out Sunlit Youth for yourself – available on vinyl and wherever you stream your music. We’re excited to hear more from Local Natives this summer.


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