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New fangled folk by Local Natives

Saturday, 23 February, 2013

In attempting to come up with a fitting definition for the sound created by the Los Angeles-based Local Natives, the independent media group, Clash Music, described their style as “psych folk” and “new fangled folk.” Writing about the band’s new album, Pitchfork, had this to say: “With Hummingbird, Local Natives have made a thoughtful, lovely album with small gestures that provide great rewards.” The mother of lead vocalist Kelcey Ayer died last summer and he addresses her movingly in the album’s penultimate song, Colombia: “If you never felt all of my love/ I pray now you do.”

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