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Hummingbird

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You & I
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Heavy Feet
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Ceilings
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Black Spot
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Breakers
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Three Months
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Black Balloons
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Wooly Mammoth
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Mt. Washington
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Colombia
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Bowery
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Ingrid (Bonus Track)
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 48:26

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Eric Harvey is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Weber State University, whose research considers the roles of technologies in the circulation of music...more »

01.25.13
Turning moments of terror into something sublime
2013 | Label: Frenchkiss Records / The Orchard

If Local Natives’ howling 2009 cover of the Talking Heads’ itchy, self-conscious “Warning Sign” wasn’t clue enough, there is plenty of anxiety lurking beneath this LA quartet’s smooth exterior. On Hummingbird, which improves on its predecessor in every way, the band’s hootenanny harmonies are dialed down and the production values increased, all to heighten an uneasy emotional core. Though Taylor Long’s mile-wide tenor earns comparisons to Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, and there’s a resemblance… read more »

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Needs repeated listens

GoFlames

I was a big fan of their first album, especially after seeing them perform it live. This album is less immediate and catchy. This one broods and pulsates. This has the National's production qualities all over it. Sophisticated, beautiful, authentic and emotive. It appears a bit homogeneous at first but slowly blooms into a fantastic album of heart felt, beautiful songs. Highly recommended.

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Hummingbird

reefreefreef

Breakers sounds like Moments Drift by Zulu Winter. But I like this album anyway. Toned down from their previous albums, flows better too. One of those albums you have to be in the mood for.

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