Local Natives are celebrating the anniversary of their acclaimed sophomore album Hummingbird, released five years ago today on January 29, 2013 (Frenchkiss), and to mark the occasion have shared an eight-minute demo of album track "Colombia." Listen now HERE. The Los Angeles band has also released a series of behind-the-scenes videos filmed during the making of the album; watch them now HERE. Check out a Tumblr page featuring the videos as well as photos and blurbs about making the record HERE.
Hummingbird -- recorded in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn with co-producer Aaron Dessner (of The National) -- followed Local Natives' breakthrough 2010 debut, Gorilla Manor, and earned the band press attention from outlets including Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, SPIN, American Songwriter, Consequence Of Sound, The Daily Beast, Interview, Paper, and Paste, among others.
The band's third album, Sunlit Youth, was released on September 9th, 2016 via Loma Vista Recordings and saw praise from NPR, The FADER, Entertainment Weekly, NYLON, NY Mag's Vulture, and many more, in addition to performances on The Late Late Show with James Corden and Conan.