Local Natives

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Premiere: Braeves Sweat It Out on New EP Drifting by Design

    New York City-based Braeves join Aeges and Thee Headcoatees in the "bands with a superfluous 'E'" department, but it's likely Grizzly Bear, Local Natives, and the Shins you'll hear bits and pieces of on their new, gorgeously sprawling five-song EP Drifting by Design. It was produced by Mike Watts (A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    The National Are Completely Inoffensive ... Which Is What Makes Them So Offensive

    Here's the deal with The National: you either embrace "Mr. November" as a personal anthem and the rest of their catalog for its completely approachable and expertly helmed agenda in Almost Arena Rock, or you don't. You're either with Matt Berninger when he starts screaming as though he accidentally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Week, 9/23/13

    For more shows throughout the week, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.

  • Voice Choices

    September 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 14, 2013

    A Tale of Two Coachella Bros

    It may be a bit early, but Coachella 2013 seems to be the Year of the Bro. For the ladies, it's business as usual, but the bros are really bringing it, from humorous neon t-shirts to costumes to all-around chiseledness. But there's more to being a bro than just looking good. Bros are there for eac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Star-ry Eyed Alexz Johnson Cuts Through the Bull and Regains Her Independence

    Alexz Johnson really loves Brooklyn. It shows on her face with the way she lights up whenever her neck of the woods is mentioned. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter/actress relocated to the borough with one goal for herself as an artist: total scene immersion. It's a pretty good goal when you have to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Local Natives on New Album Hummingbird: "It's A Very Personal Record For Us"

    Mushrooms and vines: those were the things poking through cracks in the walls and crawling out from underneath the sink when Local Natives began to clear out the abandoned bungalow on Sunset that would eventually become their new studio space. Formerly a tattoo parlor, the seemingly forsaken spot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Rob Harvilla's Top 10 Albums Of 2010

    Naturally, this dude is involved​Distilling a full year of furtive, easily distracted, constantly overwhelmed listening down to a mere 10 albums is a ridiculous, agonizing, thoroughly loathsome undertaking, and yet here we all are, pulling nine fully formed sonic universes together and capping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    CMJ Profile: Freelance Marketing Manager Alicia Polmanteer

    photo by Sam Horine Alicia Polmanteer Resides: SoHo Occupation: Freelance marketing manager Favorite CMJ band: Local Natives

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Q&A: What Is CMJ For In 2010?

    Surfer Blood at CMJ last year, before they were Webster Hall type of guys. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.​Last week, we spoke with CMJ Showcase Director Matt McDonald about the upcoming music festival and Pitchfork's #Offline-led incursion upon it. Below, read the second half of our conversation, wh ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 4, 2010