It’s my kind of Friday with more Cure reissues and the latest Local Natives now here.
We’ve been waiting since Local Natives announced the new album “Sunlit Youth” for it to arrive. It’s here and we’re spinning it already. This one will be getting some heavy rotation in the shop so stop in and check it out. If you can’t make it in then check out a few tracks below. Also, the packaging is excellent on this release, it includes enough art cards to wallpaper your music room, well almost.
The Cure reissues in this week are: Three Imaginary Boys, Faith and Seventeen Seconds.
Local Natives – Sunlit Youth
Local Natives return with the release of their third album Sunlit Youth. The LA five-piece broke a year of silence with a pop up show in San Francisco in April, and the surprise release of their first new track in three years, Past Lives. They also played a sold out pop up show in Vancouver this past June. Local Natives premiered the album’s opening track, Villainy, as a World Record on Zane Lowe’s Beats.
Sunlit Youth caps a trilogy of albums for Local Natives, which began with their 2010 breakout Gorilla Manor, followed by 2013’s Hummingbird, which earned worldwide acclaim and opened at #12 on the Billboard 200.
“A lot of the excitement in making this new album came from discovering how to make songs in different ways,” Ryan Hahn says. “You start thinking, ‘What do I want to hear?’ Forget about what we’ve done and what people expect. This is a song that I would want to hear. Lyrically, Villainy is about realising that you have the ability to change your situation, that you can start again everyday. We applied that to how we made music this time around. We wanted all the new songs to have a different energy, to challenge ourselves to do something different each time.”
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That’s all for this week…