Freshly recovered from SXSW (America's most exhausting music, film, and interactivity festival), the Local Natives will visit Madison Theater this coming Monday, the 25th, in support of their brilliant new album - Hummingbird. Tickets are still available here, or by visiting Madison Theater's box office.
Forget about any Sophmore Slump, Hummingbird builds on the success of 2010's Gorilla Manor, with the band exploring some very deep territory. The layers of percussion and harmony are back - but less playful. The record sounds much more spacious and at times, ethereal. Heavy Feet, Ceilings, Breakers, and Colombia are all stand-out tracks, but this album is all about the complete experience - any skipping around and you're missing the point. Flowing naturally from one track to the next, the album conjures sepia-toned, slow-motion memories from your past. Love, loss, expectation, redemption can all be found here. It's an emotional experience not to be missed, and has served as an inspirational force for us since it's release on January 29.
The National's Aaron Dressner served as producer on the album, and at times you can feel the influence. Much like when The National is at their best, Hummingbird draws you in, causes you to take notice, and leaves you wanting more. We can't wait to experience the album live. See you Monday.