Local Natives are one of those bands that all of a sudden everybody knows , yet you were the last to discover after the hype was over (in other words after Pitchfork posted about them). This LA band is an obvious mix of Fleet Foxes meets Arcade Fire meets Vampire Weekend meets whatever indie folk band is currently selling records (or MP3s these days). Yet for some strange reason, I quite liked their debut Gorilla Manor. Probably because of the same reasons I just mentioned! I guess sometimes you simply need to copycat someone to get noticed. Let's just hope that on their next attempt they'll have something unique and fresh worth mentioning..