Local Natives Unleash Gorilla Manor Stems, Cover Television Classic For Aquarium Drunkard, Announce Tour

Unleash the stems! Local Natives, current darlings of the summer festival circuit and the proud parents of the critically-acclaimed Gorilla Manor,have launched a microsite where artists and fans can snag stems of songs from the band’s Frenchkiss Records debut. In exchange for a few personal details (name, email, postal – voilà!), prospective remixers can download stems for Manor standouts “Wide Eyes,” “World News,” “Camera Talk,” and “Who Knows Who Cares.” And that’s just the first batch – more will be uploaded later this summer. Artists and fans can submit their re-envisioned track and the best will show up on the player for the world to listen to. Labelmates and recent touring partners Suckers have donated their remix of “Wide Eyes” as the inaugural submission.

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In other news, the folks at Pitchfork have posted Local Natives’ cover of Television’s “Careful.” The tune comes from Aquarium Drunkard’s Television tribute album L’Aventura. Much like the blog’s love-letter to Macca’s RAM, the tribute is a medley of covers from the Television album Adventure and features bands from all over Los Angeles trying their hand at the quintessential New York post-punk progenitors’ brand of angular rock. In addition to being able to download the album for free from Aquarium Drunkard, fans also have the option to donate to the Silverlake Conservatory of Music in exchange for the tracks. The conservatory is a non-profit music school offering affordable music lessons, and scholarships for children that include instruction and instruments.  One hundred percent of donations go to the school.

Listen to the Local Natives Cover of “Careful” on Pitchfork:

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Finally, the band has announced a spate of Fall tour dates. They’ll be joined by Merge Records indie throwbacks The Love Language, New Zealand indie posters The Ruby Suns, and shaggy folk quintet The Union Line. Full list of dates below.

Tour Dates:
06-23 Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
06-24 Glastonbury, Old Queens Head, Glastonbury, UK
06-25 Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury, UK
06-27 Solidays Festival, Paris, FR
06-29 Ravenna Hana Bi, Ravenna, IT
06-30 Ancona Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, IT
07-02 Beauregard Festival, Herouville St. Clair, FR
07-04 Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, DK
07-10 T in the Park, Scotland
07-11 Oxegen Festival, Punchestown Racecourse, IE
07-18 Pitchfork Festival, Chicago, IL
07-18 Lincoln Hall (Pitchfork Fest post show), Chicago, IL
08-05 The Middle East, Boston, MA
08-06 First Unitarian Church Sanctuary, Philadelphia, PA
08-07 The Beach @ Governors Island, New York City, NY
08-08 The Surf Lodge, Montauk, NY
08-11 Pantiero Festival, Cannes, FR
08-12 Haldern Festival, Haldern, DE
08-13 Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg, SE
08-14 Oya Festival, Oslo, NO
08-15 Summer Sundae Weekender, Leisester, UK
08-19 For Noise Festival, Pully, Switzerland
08-20 Pukkelpop, Hasselt-Kiewit, BE
08-27 Open Air Festival, Zurich, CH
08-28 Leeds Festival, Leeds, UK
08-29 Reading Festival, Reading, UK
09-17 Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA * (SOLD OUT)
09-18 Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA *
09-19 Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA *
09-20 SOHO Music Club, Santa Barbara, CA *
09-22 Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
09-24 Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA *
09-25 Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR *
09-28 Fox Theater, Boulder, CO *
09-30 The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE *
10-01 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN *
10-03 The Blue Note, Columbia, MO *
10-05 Academy of Contemporary Music, Oklahoma City, OK *
10-06 House of Blues, Dallas, TX *
10-07 House of Blues, Houston, TX *
10-09 Austin City Limits, Austin, TX
10-11 Tulane University LBC Quad, New Orleans, LA +
10-13 Work Play Soundstage, Birmingham, AL +
10-14 Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN +
10-15 The Masquarade: Heaven Stage, Atlanta, GA +
10-16 Grey Eagle Tavern and Music Hall, Asheville, NC +
10-19 Mod Club, Toronto, ON +
10-20 La Tulipe, Montreal, Quebec +
10-23 Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA +
10-27 Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA +
10-28 9:30 Club, Washington, DC +

* w/ The Love Language and The Union Line
+ w/ Ruby Suns and The Union Line

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