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Read Local Natives On World Cafe WXPN

April 15, 2013 – The indie-rock group plays songs from and talks about its sun-drenched Hummingbird. WXPN


Local Natives performed at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studios in Santa Monica.

Watch Local Natives In Concert KCRW

January 11, 2013 – Watch the band showcase several songs from its upcoming album, Hummingbird, at KCRW. KCRW

Local Natives perform at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.

Listen Sasquatch 2011: Local Natives, Live In Concert

May 28, 2011 – The band plays briskly infectious, harmony-rich folk-pop from its 2010 album at Sasquatch.


Local Natives perform a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

Watch Local Natives: Tiny Desk Concert

February 21, 2011 – The L.A. band brings its euphoric choruses and clattering Afrobeat rhythms to the NPR Music offices.


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Listen 'All Songs' Listeners Pick The Best Albums Of 2010

December 14, 2010 – All Songs Considered listeners cast thousands of votes for the year's best music. See their Top 25.


Local Natives; credit: Martin Slivka

Listen Local Natives On World Cafe WXPN

June 30, 2010 – Hear an interview and some energetic live songs off the band's debut album, Gorilla Manor. WXPN


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Listen Listeners Pick 2010's Best Music (So Far)

June 29, 2010 – See the Top 20 albums of the year to date, as selected by NPR listeners.


Local Natives; credit: Wills Glasspiegel

Read Bonnaroo 2010: Local Natives In Concert

June 11, 2010 – The band blends harmonies and hyperactive rhythms while exuding both cheer and profundity.

Local Natives; credit: Martin Slivka

Listen Local Natives, Recorded Live In Concert WXPN

May 7, 2010 – Hear the rootsy California band's catchy pop, performed live from WXPN in Philadelphia. WXPN


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Read SXSW 2010: Local Natives, Live In Concert

March 18, 2010 – The harmony-drenched band performed at NPR Music's daytime party in Austin, Texas, on March 18.

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Listen Local Natives: Lost Love In A Lighthearted Romp

March 18, 2010 – "Airplanes" unfolds as a jaunty wonder, as it hurtles along with something resembling school spirit.


Local Natives; credit: Kyle Johnson

Read Exclusive First Listen: Local Natives

February 8, 2010 – Hear the harmony-drenched Gorilla Manor in its entirety for the week leading up to its release.

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Listen Local Natives: Dreamy Pop From Gorilla Manor WXPN

January 11, 2010 – Hear two songs from the California band's emotionally expressive but unfailingly cheerful debut. WXPN


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