“We were always strong”
2013 has been a good year to be Local Natives.
They’ve been touring non-stop since the release of their much anticipated sophomore record, Hummingbird, and with slots at the top festivals this fall (Lolla’, LouFest, and Hopscotch just to mention two), they show no sign of slowing down.
Most recently, the band has released a wicked remix of one of my favorite Hummingbird tracks, “You & I.” It does away with the demure atmosphere of the guitar-centric original by using slinky electronics and dub bass swells to propel itself forward. All of the catharsis and emotional energy of the album cut is still there, just with a few added synthesizers.
Nothing wrong with that, right?