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May 19, 2017

Local Natives released their third albumSunlit Youth, last September via Loma Vista and Infectious Music. Now the band has shared a new song, "The Only Heirs." It features Nico Segal, who used to go under the name Donnie Trumpet.  More

Watch: Local Natives - “Dark Days (Featuring Nina Persson)” Video

Sunlit Youth Out Now via Loma Vista/Infectious Music

Mar 08, 2017

Local Natives released their third albumSunlit Youth, last September via Loma Vista and Infectious Music. Now the band has shared a video of Sunlit Youth track "Dark Days." The song features guest vocals from Nina Persson of The Cardigans and A CampMore

Dec 14, 2016

Local Natives released their third album, Sunlit Youth, back in September via Loma Vista and Infectious Music. Now the band has shared a remix of Sunlit Youth track "Dark Days" by Los Angeles-based electronic duo ClassixxMore

Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard to Cover Teenage Fanclub’s “Bandwagonesque” Album

For Sounds Delicious Vinyl Series Also Featuring Local Natives, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and More

Dec 13, 2016

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard is set to cover Teenage Fanclub's 1991 album Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque in its entirety. It will be released on limited edition vinyl (with a download card) as part of Turntable Kitchen's Sounds Delicious vinyl subscription series.  More

Under the Radar Examines Music and Politics with the 2016 Protest Issue

Special Issue Takes On Sexism and Feminism in the Music Industry, Tackles the Election, and Features Amanda Palmer on the Cover

Sep 09, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our 2016 Protest Issue (out September, October, and into November), which is out now both digitally and on newsstands. We've done a Protest Issue every U.S. Presidential election year since 2004 and as before this issue features articles examining the intersection of music and politics and photo shoots with musicians holding protest signs of their own making. Then in mid-October we will be launching our charity Protest Auction, in which we auction off all the protest signs in the issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer SocietyMore

Sep 08, 2016

Local Natives are releasing their third album, Sunlit Youth, tomorrow (Friday, September 9) via Loma Vista and Infectious Music.  More

Listen: Local Natives - “Coins”

Sunlit Youth Due Out September 9 via Loma Vista/Infectious Music

Aug 26, 2016

Local Natives are releasing their third album, Sunlit Youth, on September 9 via Loma Vista and Infectious Music. Previously the band had shared "Past Lives" and lyric videos for "Villainy" and "Fountains of Youth."  More

Watch Local Natives Perform “Fountains of Youth” on “Conan”

Sunlit Youth Due Out September 9 via Loma Vista/Infectious Music

Jul 28, 2016

Local Natives are releasing their third album, Sunlit Youth, on September 9 via Loma Vista and Infectious Music. Previously the band had shared "Past Lives" and lyric videos for "Villainy" and "Fountains of Youth." More

Watch/Listen: Local Natives - “Fountains of Youth” Lyric Video

Sunlit Youth Due Out September 9 via Loma Vista/Infectious Music

Jul 07, 2016

Local Natives are releasing their third album, Sunlit Youth, on September 9 via Loma Vista and Infectious Music. Previously the band had shared "Past Lives" and a lyric video for "Villainy." Now the California band has shared another song from the album, "Fountains of Youth," via its lyric video.  More

Local Natives Announce New Album and Tour Dates, Share Lyric Video for “Villainy”

Sunlit Youth Due Out September 9 via Loma Vista/Infectious Music

Jun 07, 2016

Local Natives have officially announced their new album, Sunlit Youth, and shared a lyric video for single "Villainy." They have also announced some tour dates. Sunlit Youth is due out September 9 via Loma Vista and Infectious Music. Below are the lyric video, tracklist, tour dates, and album cover. More

Listen: Local Natives Share New Song - “Villainy”

First Piece of Music From Third Album

Jun 06, 2016

It's been three years since Local Natives released their last album, 2013's sophomore effort Hummingbird. But back in April the Los Angeles band shared a brand new song, the driving, anthemic, and festival-ready "Past Lives."  More

Austin City Limits Lineup: Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, and More

Plus: Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Chairlift, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Frightened Rabbit, and Others

May 05, 2016

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2016 festival, in which they will celebrate their 15th anniversary. Highlights include Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford and Sons, Andrew Bird, Local Natives, Conor Oberst, Chairlift, Flying Lotus, Caveman, Marlon Williams, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Frightened Rabbit, and more.  More

Apr 29, 2016

It's been three years since Local Natives released their last album, 2013's sophomore effort Hummingbird. Now they have shared a brand new song, the driving, anthemic, and festival-ready "Past Lives." More

Check Out Photos from Day Two of Outside Lands 2014 Including HAIM, and Jagwar Ma

Plus: Dum Dum Girls, Local Natives, Macklemore, and more!

Aug 10, 2014

Check out photos from Day TWO of the Outside Lands, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA on August 9, 2014. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Click here to view the full gallery.

Listen: Local Natives –“Bowery (No-Face Remix)”

Hummingbird Is Out Now On Frenchkiss

Apr 23, 2014

Last year, Local Natives released their sophomore album Hummingbird. Here’s the No-Face remix of album track “Bowery.”  More

Local Natives Want You to Remix “Hummingbird”

Band Hits the Road For More Live Dates

Jan 29, 2014

Local Natives released their sophomore album Hummingbird a year ago. (Seems just like yesterday, doesn’t it?) In honor of the occasion, the Los Angeles band has made has made all the stems from the album available for free. More

Dec 09, 2013

Continuing to support the heck out their sophomore album Hummingbird, Local Natives have announced plans for lengthy new set of tour dates in 2014.  More

Sep 20, 2013

Los Angeles four-piece Local Natives has premiered a new music video for their latest Hummingbird single "Ceilings." More

Sep 11, 2013

Still on the road supporting their sophomore album Hummingbird released earlier this year, California's Local Natives stopped by the set of Conan where they performed their latest single "Ceilings." More

Jun 18, 2013

Local Natives have premiered an oddly touching music video for their Hummingbird track "You & I." More

Jun 05, 2013

Last night Local Natives made a stop by the Ed Sullivan Theater appearing as the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. More

Local Natives Announce World Tour

Listen to Remix of "Wooly Mammoth"

May 14, 2013

Releasing their sophomore album Hummingbird to critical acclaim earlier this year year, Local Natives has announced plans for a massive, multinational tour that will take place throughout the rest of 2013. More

Apr 11, 2013

Hey Los Angeles, in the mood for a treasure hunt?  More

Feb 12, 2013

Given the subtitle "The Ecstatic Flight of the Llandow Visually Impaired Harriers," Local Natives have premiered a strange and moving music video for their Hummingbird single "Heavy Feet." More

Feb 06, 2013

Yesterday Local Natives stopped by the set of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where they served up the standout single "Heavy Feet" from their recently released sophomore album Hummingbird. More

Stream Local Natives’ “Hummingbird”

Sophomore LP Out Next Week

Jan 22, 2013

A week away from releasing their sophomore LP Hummingbird, L.A. ensemble Local Natives have have posted the entire thing to stream online. More

Jan 11, 2013

Creeping ever closer to the January 29 release date of sophomore album HummingbirdLocal Natives recently stopped by Los Angeles radio station, KCRW.  More

Listen: Local Natives – “Heavy Feet”

Hummingbird Out January 29

Jan 03, 2013

Yesterday, Local Natives gave us a taste of their new track “Heavy Feet” via a live video filmed by KCRW. Now you can listen to the melodic studio version.  More

Jan 02, 2013

On January 11, Local Natives will be featured on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.  More

Dec 06, 2012

On Jan. 29 Local Natives will release their much-anticipated sophomore album Hummingbird. More

Nov 30, 2012

Earlier this morning Local Natives stopped into the studio of BBC Radio 6 Music to talk about their upcoming sophomore album Hummingbird. More

Nov 27, 2012

Leading up to the arrival of their sophomore album HummingbirdLocal Natives have debuted a music video for the record's lead single "Breakers." More

New Under the Radar Rdio Playlist – October 2012

What’s in Heavy Rotation at Under the Radar’s Offices Right Now

Oct 25, 2012

Here's a new playlist we've made over at Rdio featuring some of the tracks that have been in heavy rotation in the Under the Radar offices of late. Some are artists interviewed in our last two issues, others might be interviewed in future issues, and the rest are just songs we're really into.  More

Local Natives Announce New Album, “Hummingbird”

Out January 29 Via Frenchkiss Records/Infectious Music

Oct 18, 2012

It’s been a banner day for Local NativesMore

Local Natives Play New Songs at CMJ

Listen to Three New Cuts

Oct 18, 2012

Los Angeles’ darlings Local Natives are currently taking on CMJ (with what feels like the rest of the music world). Last night, at a Bowery Ballroom showcase, the band played three cuts from their forthcoming sophomore album HummingbirdMore

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

Feb 25, 2011

In the last couple of weeks, we've added a ton of classic interviews with both musicians and comedians to our archives. These are articles that ran in our print magazine, but are debuting on our website for the first time. This includes our  Joanna Newsom cover story from last year, as well as interviews with  Florence and the Machine Fred Armisen Charlotte Gainsbourg Pavement Local Natives, and others. More

Local Natives Play Tiny Desk Concert

“Wide Eyes”/ “Cards & Quarters”/ “Airplanes”

Feb 25, 2011

Local Natives seem to be everywhere lately (Paris, hanging with Arcade Fireplaying late night). That list now includes NPR, where the Los Angeles quintet stopped by for a Tiny Desk Concert. More

Arcade Fire Adds U.S. Tour Dates

Local Natives, Okkervil River Join Them on the Road

Feb 19, 2011

Fresh off their Grammy win for Album of the Year—which nearly caused a Twitter meltdown as a result of angry and/or confused tweeters—Arcade Fire is heading on the road for a full U.S. tour. More

Feb 08, 2011

Performing a stripped down version of their song "Who Knows, Who Cares" off their 2010 debut Gorilla Manor, L.A.'s Local Natives recently found themselves playing along the streets of Paris for an installment of "The Take Away Show." More

Local Natives Visit Jimmy Fallon

LA Local Band Plays “Wide Eyes”

Jan 05, 2011

Last night, Local Natives lit up the stage at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon with “Wide Eyes,” another harmony-filled cut from last year’s stand out debut, Gorilla Manor. We have the video More

Local Natives Prep Remix Compilation

They Want YOU! To Add Your Take

Dec 09, 2010

While Los Angeles’ harmony-makers Local Natives are preparing to go back into the studio and bust out their next album, they aren’t leaving the scene without giving their fans one more gift. A chance to remix their album.  More

Here We Go Magic Remix Local Natives

We have the New Version of "Sun Hands"

Oct 06, 2010

Local Natives have great harmonies. Here We Go Magic crafts great, dreamy productions. Put them together and what do you get? Here We Go Magic’s remix of Local Natives stand-out track, “Sun Hands.” We have the track. 

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Wildlife Circles in New Local Natives’ Video

“Wide Eyes” and Shark Attacks

Sep 30, 2010

Los Angeles band Local Natives traffic in breathtaking harmonies and—if new video for “Wide Eyes” is any indication—possess a wicked sense of humor. We have the clip.  More

Under the Radar Announces Wasted on the Youth Issue

Musicians and Actors on Their Childhood Memories

Jul 29, 2010

Under the Radar's Summer 2010 issue is a special issue we're calling the Wasted on the Youth Issue. The basic idea of the issue was to talk to musicians and actors about various facets of their childhood/teenage years, from their first favorite bands/concerts to childhood memories to movies/TV shows of their youth, etc. We were interested in talking to musicians and actors about some of their earliest memories and their childhood passions. Many of the articles include childhood or teenage photos of the musicians interviewed. We have the full details on the issue that includes these artists: The National, The Antlers, Fred Armisen, Camera Obscura, Judah Friedlander, Fucked Up vs. Devo, Here We Go Magic, Jim James, Jónsi, Kele, The Kids in the Hall, Liars, Local Natives, Menomena, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elisabeth Moss, Portishead, Robert Rodriguez, School of Seven Bells, Tegan and Sara, Russell Tovey, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Edgar Wright, and many more! More

Jul 21, 2010

 

Los Angeles’ Local Natives haven’t seen much of their home turf lately. Instead, the quintet has been touring heavily in support of debut album Gorilla Manor. And jugging by the recently expanded tour dates, they’ll be unlikely to head home anytime soon.

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Jun 18, 2010

The Love Language’s debut album isn’t already out yet, (you’ve got to wait until July 13th for that), but they’re already plotting their next tour, most of which sees them opening for Local Natives. We have the dates.  More

Photos from Bonnaroo Music Festival 2010 - She & Him, The National, Conan O’Brien, and more

Plus: Local Natives, The Dodos, The Dead Weather, The Flaming Lips, Steve Martin, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, and much more

Jun 16, 2010

Last weekend (June 11th - 13th), Bonnaroo was the place to be with performances from She & Him, The National, Local Natives, Fanfarlo, The Dodos, Here We Go Magic, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Conan O'Brien, Dr. Dog, The Dead Weather, Steve Martin, The Flaming Lips, The Dead Weather, Local Natives, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and many more. We sent photographer Matt Jones down to cover the action. Check out the full galleries of each day. More

Austin City Limits Lineup Announced

Yeasayer, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, and Monsters of Folk, Among Others, Set to Play

May 18, 2010

Festival fans rejoice, the lineup for 2010’s Austin City Limits has been announced. Lineup includes Muse, Flaming Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, and Vampire Weekend, among others. We have the full details. More

May 10, 2010

Local Natives have released a video for "World News," the latest single to be taken from their debut album, Gorilla Manor. In the clip the band has an oxygen-tank fueled beach picnic/party with bikini-clad friends, while a fake band fronted by a young boy mimes along to the song. More

Round-up of Recent Interviews: Florence and the Machine, Jónsi, Vampire Weekend, Doves, and more

So Many Interviews, So Little Time: Phoenix, Matt and Kim, Beach House, Camera Obscura, Local Natives, and others

May 07, 2010

For the past couple weeks, our writers (namely Laura Studarus, Frank Valish, and Hays Davis) have been working hard to bring you website-exclusive interviews. We've posted a total of 12 interviews since late April, 10 of which were conducted at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Making it easy to keep up, we've complied an alphabetical list of our most recent interviews. Find links to our interviews with Doves, Jónsi, Vampire Weekend, Beach House, Camera Obscura, Phoenix, Matt and Kim, Florence and the Machine, Local Natives, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Big Pink, and more. More

May 07, 2010

LA indie-rock fivesome Local Natives unfurled the tumbling harmonies of "Airplanes" last night. The performance of the Gorilla Manor single was their late-night TV debut over at the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Be sure to read our recent interview with the Cali answer to Grizzly Bear at Coachella. We have the video of their Ferguson appearance. More

Local Natives Talk About Learning on the Road, Life After Day Jobs…And Kathy Bates

"Literally This Year We've Toured So Non-Stop That We Just Live On The Road Together."

May 05, 2010

Former Under the Radar "Pleased to Meet You" artists Local Natives have been busy. No longer Los Angeles' little secret, since the release of harmony-filled debut album Gorilla Manor, the quintet has been constantly touring, both at home and abroad. More

Photos of Local Natives and Suckers in Saint Augustine, FL

Cafe 11, Saint Augustine, FL April 29, 2010

May 03, 2010

Local Natives and Suckers played Cafe 11 in Saint Augustine, FL on April 29, 2010. Photographer Matt Jones was there to capture the action. Check out the full gallery of photos from the Local Natives and Suckers show here. More

Coachella 2010 Day Three Report – Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, and more

Plus: Phoenix, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, and others

Apr 20, 2010

Day three of Coachella 2010 more than made up for a lackluster day two, with set after set of strong artists and ending with perhaps the three best performances of the whole festival, all in a row: Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. It would have been nice if the wealth of great artists had been spread out a little bit more over the three days, but then again, Sunday wouldn't have been so strong if they had scheduled it that way. Here's what I saw on the last day of Coachella: Local Natives, Owen Pallett, Mayer Hawthorne, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonsi, Spoon, Phoenix, Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. More

Mar 21, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the second day of the music portion of SXSW 2010. The gallery includes photos of She & Him, Broken Social Scene, Local Natives, and The Besnard Lakes. More

SXSW 2010 Day 2 Recap - She & Him, Broken Social Scene, and more

Plus The Besnard Lakes and Local Natives

Mar 21, 2010

Day two of SXSW was a bit challenging, considering the lack of sleep we'd gotten the night before. Seeing a show at 1 a.m. is all well and good if you don't have to wake up early the next morning to write about it or conduct other business. We weren't able to attend any day parties on the second day of SXSW music 2010, due to two photo-shoots we were conducting, including one at the way too early hour of 10 a.m. (well, early for SXSW). But that night we were able to catch sets from two Canadian bands (including one collective who's seemingly no longer broken), some Los Angeles natives, and a camera shy actress/singer. More

Local Natives Announce U.S. Tour

Debut Album Gorilla Manor Out Now

Feb 17, 2010

In support of the domestic release of their debut album Gorilla Manor, Los Angeles' Local Natives are taking their sunny harmonies on the road for an extensive U.S. tour. We have the dates. More

Local Natives Now “Local” to Frenchkiss Records

Debut Album Gorilla Manor Out in U.S. February 16th

Dec 01, 2009

Under the Radar "Pleased to Meet You" artists Local Natives are now local to Frenchkiss Records. More

White Rabbits Announce Fall Tour with Suckers and Local Natives

Glass Ghost to Provide Support Throughout

Sep 04, 2009

White Rabbits are scheduled to tour in support of their second album, It's Frightening, this fall alongside Local Natives and Suckers. More

Enter to Win Tickets to Sunset Junction

Subscribe or Renew Now to Enter!

Aug 06, 2009

Subscribe or Renew between August 5th and August 20th and enter to win A PAIR OF TICKETS* to Sunset Junction in Los Angeles on August 22-23rd! (*No hotel or airfare provided.) The line-up includes Conor Oberst & The Mistic Valley Band, Built to Spill, Islands, Local Natives, and others. More


Interviews

Local Natives

Off the Beaten Path

Nov 15, 2016

"We had gone through quite a bit of darkness." That's how Local Natives guitarist Taylor Rice describes the writing of the band's 2013 album Hummingbird. The mood was largely dour, as the band members were going through difficult times in their lives, resulting in what Rice calls a "very cathartic record." More

Local Natives’ Ryan Hahn

on Street Fighter

Aug 03, 2010

I can remember the first time I played Super Street Fighter II. It must have been 1993, I was seven years old and we were living in Mission Viejo, California. More

Local Natives

Home Grown Harmonies

May 04, 2010

Former Under the Radar "Pleased to Meet You" artists Local Natives have been busy. No longer Los Angeles' little secret, since the release of harmony-filled debut album Gorilla Manor, the quintet has been constantly touring, both at home and abroad. Under the Radar caught up with Local Natives at Coachella for a laugh-filled chat about learning on the road, life after day jobs...and Kathy Bates. More

Dec 16, 2009

Under the Radar's Best of the Decade/Year-End Issue features our Best of the Decade Artist Survey. For Under the Radar's 7th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last decade and asked them for a list of their best albums of the decade. Some of the surveys didn't make it in the issue and some answers from surveys that did make it in the issue had to be trimmed for space. Those surveys and answers are posted on our website. Here is a web-exclusive survey from Andy Hamm of Local Natives.
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Local Natives

An Open House

Nov 18, 2009

Having recently moved into a new place in Silver Lake, CA, vocalist/ guitarist Taylor Rice of Local Natives says he and his bandmates are still feeling out just how much noise they can get away with before the neighbors start to complain. More


Reviews

Sunlit Youth

Sunlit Youth

Loma Vista

Sep 09, 2016

Local Natives have, whether through intentional effort or not, established themselves as the go-to band of inoffensive but charming West Coast indie rock.  More

Way Out West Festival 2013 Day Two: HAIM, Bat For Lashes, The Knife, And More

August 9th, 2013

Aug 11, 2013

Tired from indulging in a late night Stay Out West show? Yup! Ready to do it again? Yup! Particularly excited that day two of Way Out West was stacked with Under the Radar favorites, including HAIMLocal NativesBat For LashesHåkan Hellströmand The Knife? Duh.

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

(Frenchkiss/Infectious)

Jan 31, 2013

We all knew it was coming, right? The so-called "difficult" second album. This is especially expected from a band such as Local Nativeswho named their debut album Gorilla Manor after the frat house-like living conditions they shared during the recording process. Time to grow up. 401ks are waiting. More

Local Natives at the Henry Fonda Theater, Hollywood, CA

September 19th, 2010

Sep 20, 2010

It’s a curious thing to watch a band grow up. Last August, Local Natives reached a new career high with a month long residency at Spaceland—a 290 capacity club tucked deep in the heart of Los Angeles’ Silver Lake district. Fast-forward a year and they’ve sold out two nights at the Henry Fonda Theater, a venue roughly six times the size. After months of near-constant touring, it was a fit homecoming, and a promising send-off to their fall tour.  More

Coachella 2010 Day Three Report – Pavement, Thom Yorke, Gorillaz, and more

Apr 20, 2010

Day three of Coachella 2010 more than made up for a lackluster day two, with set after set of strong artists and ending with perhaps the three best performances of the whole festival, all in a row: Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. It would have been nice if the wealth of great artists had been spread out a little bit more over the three days, but then again, Sunday wouldn't have been so strong if they had scheduled it that way. Here's what I saw on the last day of Coachella: Local Natives, Owen Pallett, Mayer Hawthorne, Deerhunter, Florence and the Machine, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonsi, Spoon, Phoenix, Pavement, Thom Yorke, and Gorillaz. More

SXSW 2010 Day 2 Recap - She & Him, Broken Social Scene, and more (Thursday, March 18, 2010)

Mar 21, 2010

Day two of SXSW was a bit challenging, considering the lack of sleep we'd gotten the night before. Seeing a show at 1 a.m. is all well and good if you don't have to wake up early the next morning to write about it or conduct other business. We weren't able to attend any day parties on the second day of SXSW music 2010, due to two photo-shoots we were conducting, including one at the way too early hour of 10 a.m. (well, early for SXSW). But that night we were able to catch sets from two Canadian bands (including one collective who's seemingly no longer broken), some Los Angeles natives, and a camera shy actress/singer. More