LOCAL NATIVES have announced the release of their third album, SUNLIT YOUTH, out on 9 September on Infectious Music / Loma Vista Recordings. The LA five-piece broke a year of silence with a pop up show in San Francisco in April, and the surprise release of PAST LIVES, their first new track in three years. Following further West Coast pop up shows in San Diego and the band’s hometown, LOCAL NATIVES can now announce a full world tour for the autumn, including UK shows in November.
The band premiered the album’s opening track, VILLAINY, as a World Record on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show and have now showcased a visual for the song that is as much a love letter to their hometown as it is an exuberant summation of feeling within the song. The video was directed by Andrew Droz Palermo with art direction from Brian Roettinger.
Watch VILLAINY above!
“A lot of the excitement in making this new album came from discovering how to make songs in different ways,” says Ryan Hahn from the band. “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.”
SUNLIT YOUTH – TRACK LISTING
* PAST LIVES
* DARK DAYS
* FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
* MOTHER EMANUEL
* ELLIE ALICE
* PSYCHO LOVERS
* EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE
* SEA OF YEARS
Further videos of SUNLIT YOUTH album tracks have also now been released as follows:
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGXBNDANt1k PAST LIVES: http://thelocalnatives.com/
SUNLIT YOUTH caps a trilogy of albums for LOCAL NATIVES, which began with their 2010 breakout GORILLA MANOR, followed by HUMMINGBIRD in 2013, which earned worldwide acclaim and entered at #12 on the Billboard 200. Between them, the two albums have sold over 300,000 copies worldwide.
LOCAL NATIVES will tour extensively worldwide in support of SUNLIT YOUTH, including select summer festivals and an autumn tour taking in the UK, Europe and the USA. Tickets for the new shows go on sale on Friday 10 June. Tickets to selected shows include a download of SUNLIT YOUTH; see www.localnatives.com for participating dates and details.
LOCAL NATIVES – UK + IRELAND DATES
Sat 03 DORSET End of The Road Festival
Sun 04 DUBLIN Electric Picnic
Tue 01 OXFORD Academy
Wed 02 LONDON Koko
Fri 04 BRISTOL Motion
Sun 06 GLASGOW QMU
Mon 07 LEEDS University Stylus
Tue 08 MANCHESTER Albert Hall