Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer Announces Debut Solo Album as Jaws of Love., Shares “Jaws of Love.”

Tasha Sits Close to the Piano Due Out September 22 via House Arrest

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Kelcey Ayer (Local Natives vocalist, pianist, and one of the band's primary songwriters) has announced his debut solo album under the name Jaws of Love. (the period at the end of the name is intentional) and shared the project's first single, also titled "Jaws of Love." The album is titled Tasha Sits Close to the Piano and it's due out September 22 via House Arrest. Listen to "Jaws of Love." below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art.

As Local Natives were getting ready to record Sunlit Youth (which came out last September via Loma Vista and Infectious Music), Ayer laid down the initial tracks over the course of three days in the same Electro-Vox studio in Los Angeles that Local Natives recorded in. Engineer Michael Harris and mixer Cian Riordan were involved. Ayer later finished the album with Local Natives' drummer Matt Frazier. The Tasha Sits Close to the Piano album title was suggested by Ayer's wife and named after their dog, Tasha. Jaws of Love. will make its live debut show September 21st at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. It's an all-ages show and on sale now.

Ayer had this to say about the album in a press release: "I used to think that in order to write about love, something had to be wrong. I often got my material from pain, or insecurity, or problems - I thought I couldn't write a good love song because I am in love and it's going so well. But I've grown to realize that even in the most amazing relationships there are turbulent times and misunderstandings that are unavoidable. And that doesn't mean that anything is doomed, but love is such a complicated thing. The idea of 'jaws of love' felt so perfect for this project because it's all about love's trials and tribulations."

Read our 2016 interview with Local Natives on Sunlit Youth.

Tasha Sits Close to the Piano Tracklist:

1. Jaws of Love.
2. Hawaiian License Plates.
3. Lake Tahoe.
4. Microwaves
5. Shrink...
6. Everything.
7. Love Me Like I'm Gone.
8. Before the Hurting Lands.
9. Costa Rica.
10. Nightlight.

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