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Local Natives see the world in nostalgic new video for “Dark Days” — watch

Featuring footage from the recording sessions for 2016 album Sunlit Youth

    Today, Local Natives have unboxed a new music video for the Sunlit Youth single “Dark Days”. Rather than the usual, run-of-the-mill visual, it features footage from the band’s global, years-long recording process behind Sunlit Youth. Beautiful locales in Asia, South America, and the UK are highlighted throughout the clip, its sense of nostalgia an apt fit for the track.

    “‘Dark Days’ is a bit of a misleading name,” Local Natives explain in a press statement. “It’s a nostalgic song about high school first loves and all the intensity and tension surrounding them, mixed with a little dose of religious guilt. Growing up in Southern California, we didn’t have many days without sun. ‘Dark Days’ brought to mind good memories of swimming on rainy days and sneaking out to your girlfriend’s house.”

    “This footage is from the past two years of making Sunlit Youth,” they add. “Instead of just going to a ‘proper studio’ in LA, we used most of our recording budget to travel and work in some beautiful locations. Our friend Jonathan came along and filmed us in Thailand, Malaysia, Joshua Tree, Ojai, Nicaragua and London. Not really sure why Taylor was naked…”

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    Watch it up above. Local Natives will be on tour for the next couple of months, with both headlining dates and festival appearances confirmed.

    Local Natives 2017 Tour Dates:
    03/16 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
    03/17 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
    03/18 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
    03/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
    03/21 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
    03/22 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
    03/24 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
    03/25 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
    03/26 – Oxfords, MS @ The Lyric
    03/27 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
    03/29 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
    03/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
    03/31 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
    04/01 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Pavilion
    04/03 – Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
    04/04 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
    04/05 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
    04/07 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
    04/08 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
    04/11 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
    04/12 – Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
    04/13 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
    04/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
    04/17 – San Diego, CA @ The North Park Theatre
    04/19 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
    04/22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music and Arts Festival
    05/19-21 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival
    05/28 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Sound City
    05/31-06/04 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
    06/02-04 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball
    06/18 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre ^
    06/24 – Chicago, IL @ Mamby on the Beach
    07/28 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre ^
    08/04-06 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

    ^ = w/ Portugal. the Man

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