The Native Sound News

Introducing Tea Leigh & Luke Reed; "Underwater" Streaming at Gorilla vs. Bear

Posted on November 14th, 2017

Welcome Tea Leigh and Luke Reed to the family! You may know Luke from his 'Won't Be There' LP, which we re-released earlier this year, but what you may not know is that he also writes and produces music with Tea Leigh, a Brooklyn-based tattoo artist with an incredible voice. Gorilla vs. Bear is premiering "Underwater," their first single years.

"It’s a wistful, gently woozy love song that will almost certainly elicit a dreamlike state of longing that you won’t be in any hurry to shake."

Download "Underwater" for free, and stream their "Singles" EP – a collection of their past singles.

Out Now: Neaux – Chain Up the Sun LP; Streaming in Full at AltPress

Posted on October 13th, 2017

Neaux's brand new album 'Chain Up the Sun' is officially out today! Alternative Press is streaming it in full, along with a feature on Sierra's traveling life.

Here's a short preview: "A departure from her emo-rock turned mood-pop explorations of old, Neaux conjures up a noisy alternative rock with a droned-out patina of punk. It’s as if Tragic Kingdom-era No Doubt dabbled in shoegaze. “We wrote these songs about a year ago; and at the time I was listening to a lot of Sonic Youth, Slowdive, Angel Olsen, Father John Misty, Sharon Van Etten, Lana Del Rey [and] Title Fight. Really it’s all over the place, but I think you can hear a bit of everyone in there. Now I’ve been listening to a lot of classic country and soul and even more female singer-songwriters. We’ll see where that takes us,” she says laughing."

Pick-up vinyl, download, or stream the record here:

OUT NOW: Surf Rock is Dead – We Have No Friends? EP; Streaming in Full at Billboard

Posted on October 6th, 2017

Surf Rock is Dead's new EP, 'We Have No Friends?' is officially out today! Billboard is streaming it in full – they say "whether it’s the glimmery guitar flourishes of shoegaze on “As If," the post-punk melancholy on “White Sea” or the surf-rock quirkiness in the melody for “Fitting The Mold,” Surf Rock is Dead shows a knack for finding a vibe and building a wall of sound around it with stray elements of various styles.”"

Pick up the 12" double-EP, or stream/ download at the links below!

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Plastic Flowers Premiere "Dalliance" at Gold Flake Paint

Posted on October 3rd, 2017

Plastic Flowers' new single "Dalliance" is streaming now at Gold Flake Paint! "Dalliance" comes off the forthcoming 'Absent Forever' LP, which is out on November 10th.

“Dalliance further enhances the widescreen nature of his work… taking in elements of shoegaze-like guitars amid the more dreamier aspects that have become the Plastic Flowers staple.”

Pre-order 'Absent Forever' now!

Surf Rock is Dead Premiere "White Salsa" at HUFFPOST

Posted on September 20th, 2017

HUFFPOST ran a great profile on Surf Rock is Dead on their early success, and the forthcoming 'We Have No Friends?' EP we'll be releasing on October 6th. Included in that profile was the premiere of the new single "White Salsa"!

"Their new single, White Salsa, off of their new EP We Have No Friends? is the prime example of why Surf Rock Is Dead should be on repeat in your every day playlist. It starts off with a dramatic guitar into while smooth bass lines and a great balance attack and depth on the drums. Not to mention the unforgettable chorus as they offer a wide range of dreamy “Oohs’” that resound along the lyrics."

Pre-order 'We Have No Friends?' now!