LOCAL NATIVES RELEASE ENCHANTING AND IMMERSIVE EP SOUR LEMON VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS
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"The intimacy of that friendship can be felt through the poignant single, with Van Etten and Rice pairing together their powerful vocals as they ruminate on the importance of human connection." – Consequence of Sound on Lemon
“Stirring” – Uproxx on Lemon
"The EP uplifts and challenges as it breathes new life into the often fretting, fractured world." – American Songwriter
“The track has enchanting vocals and immersive instrumentals that portray just how dedicated Local Natives are.” – Flood on Statues In The Garden (Arras)
Toronto, ON – October 23, 2020 – Today, Local Natives release new EP, Sour Lemon, via Loma Vista Recordings. The EP comes on the back of two recent singles, “poignant” and “powerful” (CoS) Lemon featuring Sharon Van Etten and Statues In The Garden (Arras), which Flood called “enchanting” and “immersive.” Sour Lemon also features the sobering and crisp track, Lost, and honeyed, Future Lover. The EP’s four tracks were written in between tours, without a deadline in mind. With that, the band had found liberation in the music they had not experienced in some time.
To celebrate the release of their new project, Local Natives are appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today at 3 p.m., you can watch the performance here. On Wednesday, the band hosted their first show in eight months, a special record release virtual concert held at Lodge Room in their hometown of Los Angeles.
Recorded at Sunset Sound with producer, Chris Coady, in late 2019, Sour Lemon is a true culmination of the band’s signature sound and elevated harmonies that have rooted themselves and grown in the California sun. The EP will be available digitally on Friday, October 23 and the 10" vinyl is out on Friday, November 13 with a special turquoise blue vinyl available exclusively at independent record stores. Order the EP here.
Local Natives say about the EP, "We’re always working on new music, but songs tend to come at their own pace. There’s something freeing about writing without the goal of an album in mind. It feels like waking up for class only to realize that it’s Saturday and you can sleep in as long as you want. The songs on Sour Lemon each have their own long histories but they all finally decided to arrive at the same time. Rather than waiting, we decided to share them as soon as we could."