Debut studio album from Los Angeles based indie rock band Local Natives. Gorilla Manor was self funded by the band and recorded by Raymond Richards at his Red Rockets Glare Studio. The band's jangly, Afro-pop influenced guitars and mellow three part harmonies drew comparisons to Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, and Vampire Weekend, as well as Grizzly Bear. Their hyperactive percussion and euphoric group chanting helps propel the music forward. There's an undercurrent of optimism that runs throughout the record. Local Natives appear to have been having a great time when they committed these songs to tape. Limited edition pink colored variant on Frenchkiss Records released as part of the Ten Bands / One Cause series raising funds and awareness for breast cancer.
- pink colored vinyl
- part of the Ten Bands / One Cause reissue series raising funds and awareness for Breast Cancer
- digital download included
- limited edition
- music label: Frenchkiss Records 2018
reviewed by Whut Thee 07/2016