Local Natives at Turner Hall
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Local Natives’ shimmering three-part harmonies and swooning, rich orchestrations make it nearly impossible to talk about the Los Angeles band without bringing in baroque indie touchstones like Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, but the group is actually much more prone to unpredictable fits and starts than those comparisons suggest. On its debut, 2010’s Gorilla Manor, the austerity of all those gorgeous vocal swells and meticulous arrangements is frequently upended by twitching, clattering Afro-pop rhythms and the occasional burst of guitar noise—an unpredictable formula that, for all its indebtedness to au courant indie, indicates Local Natives is well on its way to carving out its own niche. A message on the band’s website, “WE ARE MAKING A NEW RECORD,” suggests a new record may be in the works.
Milwaukee may get a chance to hear some of that upcoming record when The A.V. Club helps welcome Local Natives to Turner Hall March 22, 2013. General admission tickets are $20, and go on sale Friday, Oct. 26 at noon.