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Single Review: Local Natives – Airplanes (Infectious)

By | Published on Wednesday 17 February 2010

Local Natives

Drawing inevitable comparisons to the latest batch of American folk revivalists, with Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear and Band Of Horses the more obvious boxes to tick, Local Natives have a hard job sticking out from a critically adored crowd.

But, despite having no animals in their name, these Californians are just as adept in the Neil Young obsessed, plaid-shirted balladeer stakes. And ‘Airplanes’ gives the band a chance to metaphorically roll through grand US landscapes, all Redwoods and woodchucks, keeping things harmonious and glorious. Throw a furred creature in their moniker, and they’d be every indie kid’s new favourite band. TM

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