VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Local Natives at Austin City Limits 2016

local-nativesLocal Natives have released a new album every three years that started with Gorilla Manor in 2010, followed by Hummingbird in 2013. The band released Sunlit Youth in September 2016 to an eager fanbase and brings the band back on the road in support of the new material. “A lot of the excitement in making this new album came from discovering how to make songs in different ways,” Local Natives guitarist Ryan Hahn stated. In order to explore a different approach to songwriting and implement new influences and sounds, the Southern California band recorded and wrote the album all over the world spending time in Nicaragua, Hawaii, Thailand, Malaysia, Ojai and Joshua Tree.

Drummer Matt Frazier and Keyboardist Kelcey Ayer spoke with B-Sides On-Air host, Pete Mar, about traveling the world to record and write Sunlit Youth, their experiences in Austin and more prior to their performance at Austin City Limits 2016.

Local Natives 2016 Tour Dates
07/16/16 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
07/31/16 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/19/16 – Hasselt – Pukkelpop
08/20/16 – Eskilstuna – Gainesville
08/21/16 – Biddinghuizen – Lowlands
08/22/16 – Winterthur – Musikfestwochen
08/24/16 – Paris – La Boule Noire
08/26/16 – Cologne – c/o pop Festival
08/28/16 – Turin – Todays Festival
08/29/16 – Ljubljana – Kino Siska
09/02/16 – San Sebastian – Kutxa Kultur Festival
09/03/16 – Dorset – End of the Road Festival
09/04/16 – Dublin – Electric Picnic
09/14/16 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theatre
09/15/16 – San Diego, CA – The North Park Theatre
09/16/16 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
09/17/16 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
09/19/16 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
09/20/16 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre
09/22/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
09/23/16 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
09/24/16 – Kansas City, MO – CrossroadsKC
09/27/16 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
09/28/16 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09/30/16 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/02/16 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/05/16 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
10/07/16 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
10/09/16 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/11/16 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City Birmingham
10/12/16 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
10/14/16 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
10/15/16 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
10/16/16 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
10/17/16 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
10/19/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/21/16 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
10/22/16 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/25/16 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
10/26/16 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
11/01/16 – Oxford – Academy 1
11/02/16 – London – Koko
11/04/16 – Bristol – Motion
11/06/16 – Glasgow – QMU
11/07/16 – Leeds – Stylus
11/08/16 – Manchester – Albert Hall
11/10/16 – Paris – Trianon
11/11/16 – Zurich – Rote Fabrik
11/12/16 – Brussels – Cirque Royal
11/13/16 – Amsterdam – Paradiso
11/15/16 – Milan – Magnolia
11/16/16 – Hamburg – Uebel & Gefaehrlich
11/17/16 – Berlin – Bi Nuu
11/19/16 – Stockholm – Debaser Medis
11/20/16 – Oslo – Rockfeller
11/21/16 – Gothenburg – Pustervik
11/22/16 – Copenhagen – Vega Main Hall

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