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This album has been a LONG TIME COMING for me and the people who've been fans of this group since they were known as "Cavil at Rest"

http://www.myspace.com/localnatives

Camera Talk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edcYCTPJFdM
Airplanes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EonnZ-8GdiY
Sun Hands (live) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiduMkT8Rgc



Gorilla Manor comes out on November 2nd in the UK. Likely in March 2010 in the US.

01. Wide Eyes
02. Airplanes
03. Sun Hands
04. World News
05. Shape Shifter
06. Camera Talk
07. Cards And Quarters
08. Warning Sign (Talking Heads)
09. Who Knows Who Cares
10. Cubism Dream
11. Stranger Things
12. Sticky Thread


they're also an absolutely phenomenal live band. Here's their upcoming dates,

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Oct 9 2009 7:00P
Warwick University (NME Radar Tour) Coventry, UK
Oct 10 2009 6:00P
Civic Hall Bar (NME Radar Tour) Wolverhampton, UK
Oct 12 2009 7:00P
Waterfront (NME Radar Tour) Norwich, UK
Oct 13 2009 7:00P
Koko (NME Radar Tour) London, UK
Oct 14 2009 7:00P
Concorde 2 (NME Radar Tour) Brighton, UK
Oct 15 2009 7:00P
La Maroquinerie (w/ Peter, Bjorn and John) Paris, France
Oct 16 2009 8:00P
Paradiso Amsterdam, Holland
Oct 17 2009 8:00P
Bang Bang Club Berlin, Germany
Oct 23 2009 12:00A
CMJ Showcase @ Mercury Lounge w/ Patrick Watson, Alec Ounsworth, Sean Bones and more (21+) New York, New York
Nov 1 2009 7:30P
The Clubhouse w/ White Rabbits (allages) Phoenix, Arizona
Nov 2 2009 8:00P
El Rey w/ White Rabbits (allages) Los Angeles, California
Nov 4 2009 8:00P
Slim’s w/ White Rabbits (allages) San Francisco, California
Nov 5 2009 8:00P
Wonder Ballroom w/ White Rabbits (allages) Portland, Oregon
Nov 6 2009 8:00A
Biltmore Cabaret w/ White Rabbits (allages) Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov 10 2009 8:00A
3rd & Lindsley w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes and Fool’s Gold Nashville, Tennessee
Nov 11 2009 8:00A
40 Watt Club w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Athens, Georgia
Nov 15 2009 8:00A
First Unitarian Church w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 16 2009 8:00A
Black Cat w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Washington DC, Washington DC
Nov 17 2009 8:00A
Bowery Ballroom w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold New York, New York
Nov 20 2009 8:00A
The Starving Artist Keene, New Hampshire
Nov 21 2009 8:00A
Pearl Street Downstairs w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Northampton, Massachusetts
Nov 22 2009 8:00A
Club Metronome w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Burlington, Vermont
Nov 23 2009 8:00A
Petit Campus w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Montreal, Quebec
Nov 24 2009 8:00A
El Mocambo w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Toronto, Ontario
Nov 27 2009 8:00A
Lincoln Hall w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Chicago, Illinois
Nov 28 2009 8:00A
High Noon Saloon w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Madison, Wisconsin
Nov 29 2009 8:00A
Varsity Theater w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 1 2009 8:00A
Boulder Theater w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Boulder, Colorado
Dec 2 2009 8:00A
Velour w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Provo, Utah
Dec 3 2009 8:00A
The Neurolux w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Fool’s Gold Boise, Idaho
Dec 5 2009 8:00A
Neumo’s w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Seattle, Washington
Dec 8 2009 8:00A
Biltmore Cabaret w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Vancouver, British Columbia
Dec 9 2009 8:00A
Doug Fir Lounge w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Portland, Oregon
Dec 10 2009 8:00A
W.O.W. Hall w/ Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Fool’s Gold Eugene, Oregon



if you like music such as Annuals, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Anathallo (among others) you should certainly check these guys out. Gorilla Manor doesn't have a bad song on it. Every track has either a great melody, vocal harmonies, energy, or something else about it to enjoy. Even though many of the songs I had heard previously, hearing them within this collection of songs, they seem to be given new life.

World News = great vocal harmony
Sun Hands = new arrangement totally works
Cards and Quarters = Dreamy mood
Wide Eyes = perfect opening track
Who Knows Who Cares = the buildup in this song rules
Warning Sign = they made this their own song in a lot of ways. The bass-line I cannot get out of my head. So funky.

There's already a pretty big buzz about this band, but 2010 very likely will when their name starts to spread.

I'm seeing them again on Sunday November 29th in Minneapolis (at the Varsity Theater too, my favorite venue in town!). I already PRE-ORDERED Gorilla Manor, so hopefully I'll be able to have the band sign my copy then.

This could easily be my favorite debut album of 2009. The material is just so strong, and very much of the level I hoped/expected. I wouldn't be surprised if like their great EP "Orion Way" when they were called "Cavil at Rest" I'm listening to Gorilla Manor still in the years to come.

Man is it sweet to see a great band start to go places you know they could.




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RE: Local Natives - Gorilla Manor

bump.

new official video for "Airplanes"

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=102501078

Gorilla Manor is finally being released on February 16th, 2010 in the States.




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I really dig Airplanes, as well as the artwork all over their Myspace. Scooping the record now.

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You've made a believer out of me, my friend. This is a great record. I will definitely preach the word!

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thanks! Yeah it really is. I'm rather anxious to see how well it does stateside in a few weeks (and the rest of the year).

I guess this may be 1 of the only times I got into a band and thought "they could and should be a lot more popular" and it may actually happen.

But certainly, let your friends know about them. And also when they announce more tour dates, as they're a can't miss live group with drumjams and things (like Ours actually).




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Pitchfork gives it 8.4/10
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13925-gorilla-manor/




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