Friday, October 17, 2014

Not re-inventing the wheel: Native America

New Orleans four-piece Native America is picking at the end of the Shins' Oh, Inverted World, with a rather reliable brand of fuzzy, retro guitar pop. There's no reinvention happening here, no innovation, and while they seemingly aspire to the dreamy, not-yet-psychedelic magic of the British Invasion period, they're unmistakably American, and unironically sunny. What Native America does well is tried and true, but lyrically and vocally, "Naturally Lazy" (below) almost reminds of the honesty of Belgian Fog's Robert Dale.

Grown Up Wrong gets released on Inflated Records on Nov. 18. They also go on tour, starting tonight!

10/17 Montevallo, AL @ Eclipse
10/18 Memphis, TN @ house show
10/19 Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox
10/20 Greensboro, NC @ Hellraiser Haus
10/21 Brooklyn, NY @ Trans Pecos (8:30 pm)
10/21 New York, NY @ Cake Shop (10:30 pm)
10/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Drom (6:45 pm)
10/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Grand Victory (10:25 pm)
10/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Muchmore’s (10:30 pm)
10/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Radio Bushwick (2:15 pm)
10/24 New York, NY @ The Delancey (5:15 pm)
10/25 New York, NY @ Piano’s (9:15 pm)
10/27 Boston, MA @ TBA
10/29 Providence, RI @ Dusk
10/30 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
10/31 Washington D.C. @ Paperhaus

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