Album poises locals for breakout success

Local Natives is an energetic five-piece whose fame train seems to have gained enough steam to carry these Los Angeles locals into a much larger eminence. The band recently made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, secured a spot on the top of festival bills with My Morning Jacket and even found itself […]

Experimental efforts and pop sounds don’t fuse on band’s new album

Apparently, the sophomore slump does not affect all young upstart bands in today’s evolving music industry. Yeasayer, the talented trio from Brooklyn, has crafted a follow-up to its successful 2007 debut — All Hour Cymbals — that is impossibly fun and brilliantly executed. The band exudes all the irresistible charms that indie groups offer but […]