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Listen: Jaws of Love. (Local Natives’ Kelcey Ayer) - “Love Me Like I’m Gone.”

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

Aug 07, 2017 Jaws of Love.
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Kelcey Ayer (Local Natives vocalist, pianist, and one of the band’s primary songwriters) is releasing his debut solo album under the name Jaws of Love. (the period at the end of the name is intentional), Tasha Sits Close to the Piano, on September 22 via House Arrest. Previously he shared the project’s first single, also titled “Jaws of Love.” Now here’s another song from the album, “Love Me Like I’m Gone.” It’s featured in Will Arnett’s new Netflix series Flaked. Listen below.

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 previous 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.

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