Local Natives have released their new album Violet Street to major critical praise. Released viaLoma Vista Recordings / Caroline Australia, Violet Streetjuxtaposes the classic set up of a band playing live together in a room with genius producer Shawn Everett’s (Kacey Musgraves,Alabama Shakes, The War On Drugs) gonzo production experimentation. The result is a timeless album made for today, featuring the band’s signature 3-part harmonies and intricate layers, augmented by loops of tape, physically spliced and transformed by hand.
The soaring, blissful and introspective new album features previously released singles: “lush and searching” (Stereogum) “When Am I Gonna Lose You,” whose beautiful video stars Kate Mara; “Café Amarillo,” which FADER hails for “illustrating a sort of emotional purgatory;” and “Tap Dancer,” which Brooklyn Vegan praises for its “elegiac ache.” “Megaton Mile” has received strong Australian DSP support, receiving playlisting across Spotify’s New Music Friday and Apple’s Best of the Week.
Violet Street Tracklisting:
2. When Am I Gonna Lose You?
3. Café Amarillo
4. Munich II
5. Megaton Mile
6. Someday Now
8. Garden of Elysian
9. Gulf Shores
10. Tap Dancer
Based in Los Angeles, the quintet progressed their blissful sound over the course of three full-length albums, Gorilla Manor , Hummingbird , and Sunlit Youth . The latter received praise from The FADER, Consequence of Sound and The Guardian. In between countless sold out shows and festival appearances – including a standout Coachella 2017 set – they’ve graced the stages of Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,The Late Late Show With James Corden, and more.
Local Natives will return to Australia in July for Splendour In The Grass and headline shows inSydney and Melbourne.
Read the band’s track-by-track via Consequence of SoundHERE for more on the influences on the album from Joan Didion’s ‘The Year of Magical Thinking’ to Seinfeld bass lines