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Local Natives on World Cafe | March 15, 2013

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Local Natives, a Los Angeles-based indie-rock outfit, made a splash in 2009 with its self-funded debut album Gorilla Manor. The band went on tour with Arcade Fire and The National in support of the record, which hit No. 3 on the Billboard 200 New Artist Chart.

The Local Natives have returned with Hummingbird, co-produced with Aaron Dessner of The National. Although the band recorded Hummingbird in Dessner's backyard studio in Brooklyn, N.Y., the record is still wrought with sun-drenched psych-rock flair.

Here, the Local Natives bring the dreamy sounds and finely tuned harmonies of Hummingbird to the World Café and discuss the making of the album. (Link)


(( )) for interlude music

Jackson Browne “Running On Empty” Running On Empty

Michael Kiwanuka “Tell Me a Tale” Tell Me a Tale EP

Warpaint “Undertow” The Fool

((Local Natives “Heavy Feet” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Local Natives “You & I” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Local Natives “Heavy Feet” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Local Natives “Breakers” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

Local Natives “Colombia” Recorded Live for the World Cafe

((Local Natives “You & I” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))

Rhye “The Fall” Woman

Sade “Love Is Stronger Than Pride” Stronger Than Pride

Low “Just Make It Stop” The Invisible Way

((Minus the Bear “Diamond Lightning” Infinity Overhead))

Mumford & Sons “I Will Wait” Babel

Paul Simon “Late In the Evening” One Trick Pony

Devotchka “The Clockwise Witness” A Mad & Faithful Telling

Sam Amidon “Bright Sunny South” Bright Sunny South

J.J. Cale “Magnolia” Special Edition

((The Amazing “The Fog” Gentle Stream))

Frightened Rabbit “The Woodpile” Pedestrian Verse

The Hold Steady “Constructive Summer” Stay Positive

Jimi Hendrix “Wait Until Tomorrow” Axis-Bold As Love

My Bloody Valentine “Is This And Yes” mbv

((The Smiths “How Soon Is Now?” Meat Is Murder))

John Lennon “Instant Kharma” Lennon Legend: The Very Best of John Lennon

Phoenix “Entertainment” Bankrupt!

Yeasayer “Wait For the Summer” All Hour Cymbals

Animal Collective “Summertime Clothes” Merriweather Post Pavilion

((Badly Drawn Boy “Summertime In Wintertime” One Plus One Is One))