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See Local Natives Perform on ‘Conan’

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President Barack Obama wasn’t the only one on television last night trying to appeal to a greater sense of hope and humanity.  Los Angeles indie rockers Local Natives were the musical guests Wednesday night on Conan, where they performed “Fountain of Youth,” a yearning and carefree track off upcoming album Sunlit Youth.

“Early on while we were working on the record, this song became something of a rallying cry for us, a call to keep us accountable to following our true inspirations and desires,” said the band on their Facebook page. In a time of cynicism dressed as realism, when it feels like the world might be falling apart around us, I believe there is reason to be hopeful, optimistic, and idealistic. Socially, politically, and personally we’ve felt many defeats, but have come back to the realization that this is our world to make. Consider the many victories, small and large that have been going on around us these last couple of years. There’s a lot left to do, but we should feel hopeful that we are the ones who can do it, and we can do whatever we want.”

The words “Make America afraid again” were scrawled across Taylor Rice’s guitar during the late-night performance, which according to a press release, were in criticism of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Guitarist Ryan Hahn also looks like he added something by his Bigsby and doodled on the pickguard of his Gretsch Electromatic, but we can’t make it out!? (Any guesses out there?)

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Portugal. The Man, Local Natives Perform Stunning Sets on Austin City Limits

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Portugal. The Man and Local Natives were the featured acts on a recent episode of Austin City Limits, and both bands definitely delivered the goods.

While Portugal. The Man played past hits like “Sleep Forever,” they also highlighted several new tracks off latest album Evil Friends.

As for Local Natives, they performed the haunting “Columbia” off 2013′s Hummingbird and also called back to previous gems like “Airplanes.”

Watch a few web exclusive performances in the clips below, and for more information and tour dates, visit the Facebook pages of Portugal. The Man and Local Natives. (more…)

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Local Natives Mesmerize Conan Audience

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Local Natives’s latest album Hummingbird features several songs that tug on the heartstrings with the band’s trademark harmonies.

“Ceilings” is definitely one of those sweetly mesmerizing tracks, and Local Natives recently pulled that out on the set of Conan, where they were the musical act.

Watch Local Natives play “Ceilings” below and visit their official website for a list of upcoming tour dates.

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Watch Local Natives Play ‘Heavy Feet’

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Local Natives have a new album titled Hummingbird scheduled to come out later this month, and the Los Angeles-by-way-of-Orange County artists recently played several of their new tracks at a KCRW event in Santa Monica.

Taking place at Apogee’s Berkeley St. Studios, the entire session will be broadcast on Morning Becomes Eclectic on Friday at 11:15 a.m. (PST). (more…)

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