Now hear this!: Indie rock band Local Natives play The Pageant tonight
Local Natives tend toward the delicate side of indie rock, with a heavy focus on the vocal harmonies between Ryan Hahn, Taylor Rice and Kelcey Ayer. This puts its sound somewhere between Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear. Singles “Airplanes” and “Wide Eyes” from the band’s first album helped its initial rise to fame, but “Hummingbird” saw it take another step up with songs like “You & I” and “Heavy Feet.” The band’s sound is still unique, and Loufest saw it kick up the intensity of its music to make a great show.
The opener is Moses Sumney, a soulful singer equally reliant on harmony but on harmonies that he creates alone onstage through the use of vocal looping. His only release so far is a free EP titled “Mid-City Island,” but the videos of him performing live are a sight to behold.
The show starts at 8 p.m. with the doors opening at 7. If you’re looking for a way to start celebrating the end of classes a day early, come out for Local Natives.