Local Natives: Dreamy Pop From Gorilla Manor : World Cafe The California band Local Natives got to make its first impression in the U.K., where it released its debut album last fall. Titled Gorilla Manor in honor of the group's shared abode in Orange County, the disc is emotionally expressive but unfailingly cheerful. It comes out here in February.
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Local Natives: Dreamy Pop From Gorilla Manor

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Local Natives: Dreamy Pop From Gorilla Manor

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Originally known as Cavil at Rest, Local Natives first gained widespread attention at 2009's South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. But as recording artists, housemates Kelcey Ayer, Ryan Hah, Taylor Rice, Matt Frazier and Andy Hamm made their first impression in the U.K., where they released their debut album last fall.

Set List

"Wide Eyes"

"World News"

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Gorilla Manor, named for Local Natives' shared abode in Orange County, comes out here next month. An emotionally rich yet unfailingly cheerful pop disc, it weaves together three-part harmonies and a hyperactive percussion section; it's also won the band comparisons to the likes of Fleet Foxes, Arcade Fire and Band of Horses.