18 January 2013 Stuff We Like
Local Natives - Hummingbird (Deluxe Edition)
My last blog was the first “Stuff We Like” of 2013. 2012 was feeling really “it’s so over”, and I was lamenting the fact that there wasn’t any 2013 shit to write about yet. That certainly isn’t the case this week. So many pre-orders finally came pouring in. I’m fucking surrounded by boxes. Toro Y Moi, The Walkmen exclusive, A$AP Rocky, Yo La Tengo, and now Local Natives. Confession: I have never seen Local Natives live. Yes, I am embarrassed by this. Joe reminds me almost every day how fucking awesome it was that time he saw them in Houston in a tiny ass venue with 50 people. That’s because Joe can be a real douche sometimes. Anyway, I was really hoping to see them at CMJ last Fall, just to get a taste of the new album, but I would have had to sacrifice seeing so much other good stuff to wait in that mile long queue. I honestly still haven’t heard anything except the Breakers 7”, but I’m really looking forward to remedying that tonight when I take home my copy. I know, it’s Friday night, but I need that kind of night. Last night was Insound laser tag night and team CDeeez Nuts got murdered by the team of annex interns. Interns are fast and sneaky as hell, especially Shauna, Scott, and The Wrangler. Fuck you guys, I need a nap.
– Ryan Doonan