℗ 2016 Loma Vista Recordings Distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.

Sunlit Youth

Local Natives

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF and FLAC high-resolution audio formats

BIllboard 200 - #22, 2016

"The new songs hear the group sticking to their guns and trusting in a newfound experimental approach to creating music."
- Exclaim!

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Local Natives
Past Lives
Local Natives
Dark Days
Local Natives
Fountain Of Youth
Local Natives
Local Natives
Local Natives
Local Natives
Mother Emanuel
Local Natives
Ellie Alice
Local Natives
Psycho Lovers
Local Natives
Everything All At Once
Local Natives
Sea Of Years
Local Natives
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Total Playing Time    45:29
"... finds them in a sunnier state of mind than their darker sophomore effort ... (the band) just needed to find some joy and happiness again. Rather than dwell on the past, they shifted into a gear of almost childlike wonder, delving into unfamiliar territory ... they also leaned on each other more than ever, building upon their historically democratic approach to the creative process ... resulting in a loose, creatively ambitious album that feels miles apart from the band’s 2010 debut ... if Sunlit Youth sounds like it belongs to a bigger world than its two predecessors, well, that’s because Local Natives didn’t stay so local for this one. On the contrary, they turned the whole world into their studio."
- Consequence of Sound

Los Angeles alternative group Local Natives follows its 2013 sophomore release Hummingbird with Sunlit Youth, an energetic and optimistic collection that stands in bold contrast to the bleakness of Hummingbird. The band members say that a lot of the excitement recording this album came from discovering how to make songs in different ways, with different energy, to challenge themselves to do something different each time.

"We have so many cooks in the kitchen. When (someone) brings a song forward, we all get our hands on it. We’re all just trying to find the coolest and best song in whatever ideas are presented."
- Nik Ewing, bassist
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Loma Vista Recordings Studio Masters

Mixed by Craig Silvey except Ellie Alice and Jellyfish by Eduardo de la Paz, and Everything all at once by Shawn Everett

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME
All songs written by Local Natives published by Party Tay/Fifel Goes To Prison/Naval Yard/I Am A Who/Flashy Rhetoric
(ASCAP) except COINS written by Local Natives and M. Loyd. Published by Party Tay/Fifel Goes To Prison/Naval Yard/I Am A Who/Flashy Rhetoric (ASCAP)/Defend Music (BMI). COINS samples
“Hum Bug 2” written by M. Loyd. Published by Defend Music (BMI). Used courtesy of Now-Again Records, with thanks to Herb Miller and LAMP Records.

Art direction: Brian Roettinger
Design assistance: Taylor Giali
Photography: Brian Roettinger, Evan McQuaid
A&R: Ryan Whalley
Artist management: Phil Costello / Red Light Management

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