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The Drop: Local Natives

With the recent release of their new album, Violet Street, the GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Local Natives for an intimate conversation moderated by Scott Goldman, followed by a performance. Based in Los Angeles, Local Natives [Taylor Rice (vocals, guitar), Kelcey Ayer (vocals, keys), Ryan Hahn (vocals, guitar), Matt Frazier (drums), and Nik Ewing (vocals, bass, keys)] progressed their blissful sound over the course of three full-length albums: Gorilla Manor [2009], Hummingbird [2013], and Sunlit Youth [2016]. The latter received praise from The FADER, Consequence of Sound, and The Guardian. In between countless sold out shows and festival appearances - including a standout Coachella 2017 set - they’ve graced the stages of Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,The Late Late Show With James Corden, and more. On their newly released fourth full-length album, Violet Street, the classic studio setting is juxtaposed with modern production and visuals to form a timeless album. The band’s signature soaring 3-part harmonies are augmented by loops of tape, physically spliced and transformed by hand. The result of experimenting in the studio with producer Shawn Everett [Alabama Shakes, Kacey Musgraves, The War On Drugs] is a band renewed.