Now hear this!: Indie rock band Local Natives play The Pageant tonight

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The Local Natives perform at Ypsigrock in Italy on August 11, 2013.

California five-piece Local Natives are making their return to St. Louis on Thursday, April 24. They played Loufest in 2013 and have been continuing their tour in support of last year’s album, “Hummingbird.” They put on a great show at Loufest, so if you missed them then or just want to see them in a more intimate venue, this is the chance.

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.