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Hummingbird

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01
You & I
4:21  
02
Heavy Feet
4:06  
03
Ceilings
2:56  
04
Black Spot
4:41  
05
Breakers
4:09  
06
Three Months
4:30  
07
Black Balloons
3:07  
08
Wooly Mammoth
3:26  
09
Mt. Washington
3:18  
10
Colombia
4:50  
11
Bowery
4:37  
Album Information

Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 44:01

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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
Local Natives, Hummingbird
2013 | Label: Infectious / PIAS Digital

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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BigMoo23

....but this really hits the spot for me. Soft mellow indie music that calms me right down

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