LOCAL NATIVES ANNOUNCE FIFTH STUDIO ALBUM TIME WILL WAIT FOR NO ONE OUT JULY 7 VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS
FRENETIC FROLICKING NEW SINGLE NYE OUT NOW
Local Natives confirm the release of their fifth studio album, Time Will Wait For No One, out July 7 via Loma Vista Recordings. The collection of songs showcase the band’s seminal SoCal harmonies and was recorded across historic LA recording studios with GRAMMY award winning producer, John Congelton (Angel Olsen, Death Cab For Cutie, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten). Listen to the new single NYE HERE and watch the music video below or HERE. Pre-order/pre-save the album HERE.
Of the album the band says, “This record was made during a time of metamorphosis for us. Former selves melting away as some of us became fathers, endured periods of isolation, loss, and identity crisis. The highs and lows we were feeling at the same time were so extreme. There was a moment halfway through making the album, we played one of the most emotional concerts of our lives. A sold-out show at the Greek Theater in LA, our first performance in almost two years, but we didn’t know how we could move forward. As individuals and as a band, we were on the verge of a collapse. Time flows on uncontrollably and change is relentless, and the people you love are the only constants. Out of that reckoning we dissolved everything down to start again, and had the most prolific period of songwriting in our history. This is the first chapter, Time Will Wait For No One.”
The announcement comes with the release of their newest single, NYE, a frenetic, frolicking post-punk inspired tune, which premiered this morning on 6Music. Local Natives have an ongoing tradition where the rest of them make up the wedding band when another member gets married. So, at Ryan Hahn’s (guitar/backing vocals) wedding last year, the others assembled to play some of his favourite songs of all time, one being Someday by The Strokes. Hahn says of the experience, “I was so floored watching the guys play this from the audience, something I’d never seen before, that I thought we had to do a fast and wild song, & NYE was born.” The catchy soundtrack to a favourite memory.
To celebrate the announcement of their new album, Local Natives hosted a Sunset Sounds at NeueHouse Hollywood on Thursday, May 11. This celebration included a special rooftop performance that was also live streamed via the band’s YouTube Channel at 7:30pm PST that night and followed by an official YouTube After Party Live Q&A with fans.
The band also announces the Time Will Wait For No One Tour, a 25-city US tour kicking off in Minneapolis on August 18 and crisscrossing the country all summer, including performances at NYC’s Pier 17 on August 29, two nights at DC’s 9:30 Club on August 24 and 25 and Austin’s Stubbs on September 16. The band will also make their way to Canada for a stop in Vancouver on September 25 at Vogue.
Based in Los Angeles, the group progressed their sound over the course of four full-length albums, Gorilla Manor , Hummingbird , Sunlit Youth  and Violet Street . In the span of one year the band performed twice on Jimmy Kimmel Live! For the first performance they were accompanied by Sharon Van Etten playing, Lemon feat. Sharon Van Etten, off the Sour Lemon EP. They closed out 2021 with a performance of Roxy Music’s More Than This from Music From The Pen Gala 1983, an EP coinciding with their appearance in the Apple Original Series, The Shrink Next Door starring Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell. Local Natives have received praise from Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, The Guardian and many more. In between countless sold out shows and festival appearances – including a standout Coachella 2017 set – they’ve graced the stages of Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show With David Letterman, The Late Late Show With James Corden, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and more.
August 18 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
August 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
August 20 – Detroit, MI – Majestic
August 22 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
August 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
August 25 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
August 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
August 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
August 29 – New York, NY – Pier 17
September 8 – Chicago, IL – Riviera
September 9 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
September 11 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
September 12 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
September 13 – Atlanta, GA – Eastern
September 15 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
September 16 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s
September 17 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
September 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
September 21 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
September 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Depot
September 23 – Bozeman, MT – The Elm
September 25 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue
September 26 – Seattle, WA – Paramount
September 27 – Portland, OR – Grand Lodge
September 28 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
September 30 – Del Mar, CA – The Sound