They’re Locals, they’re Natives, they’re Local Natives and they are a freakish quintet of preposterous talent. If you can’t enjoy their music, or at least recognize the skillful precision and emotional force of their sound, then you, my friend, probably have something wrong with you. I hate to be so brazen, but their performance at Soho on Monday was a tour de force, knocking me off my feet and onto the cold hard floor of the venue. I’m actually still on the floor, laying in shock and probably some stale spilt beer, barely able to write this and publish it via cell phone. I’ll get up eventually – after all, I bought their vinyl and want to get home to listen to it. For anyone who did not see the show and is somewhere much more comfortable (e.g. on your couch at home or in a chair at your office), here are some video highlights from their Soho set on 9/20. The included videos are live performances of their excellent cover of the Talking Heads’ “Warning Sign,” and their original track “Airplanes,” which Taylor Rice talks with me about in detail in an exclusive interview. Watch the second video after the jump.
Todd Prodanovich is a human being and composed of roughly 60% water at any given time. Approximately 6 liters of blood flow through various veins and arteries until reaching his brain. When melodic sounds that eminate from an external source are processed by his brain, a chemical and metaphysical reaction takes place. This reaction is not fully understood by science.