Back in 2010, LA's Local Natives released their debut LP, Gorilla Manor
, introducing the world to a sunsplashed concoction of recognizable tones that were circulating the current indie scene. Most noticeable was the vocal harmonization of Taylor Rice and Kelcey Ayer, which closely resembled that of Grizzly Bear's Edward Droste and Daniel Rossen, who were doing so on the opposite end of the country. For Gorilla Manor's
, Local Natives headed east, outside of their comfort zone, to record in Brooklyn and Montreal with the production assistance of The National's Aaron Dessner.