New Release: Local Natives – Megaton Mile

Photo Credit: Drew Escriva

Ahead of the release of their new album Violet Street, Local Natives have shared ‘Megaton Mile’, a track set on Los Angeles’ iconic Miracle Mile strip – an uptempo Motown-esque groove belies the apocalyptic lyrics, conjuring ash covered freeways and seagulls swarming on rubble

Yesterday to preview the track, Local Natives took over a car wash in Los Feliz to create a one-of-a-kind listening experience. Only fans who drove through the Megaton Mile Car Wash were able to get an early listen of the endlessly danceable song on wireless headphones inside a repurposed psychedelic tunnel of light and water. Following the car wash, the band surprised fans with a secret late night show at Zebulon in celebration of Friday’s upcoming release of Violet Street

Take a listen below…

‘Megaton Mile’ is preceded by the release of ‘When Am I Gonna Lose You,’ whose beautiful video stars Kate Mara; ‘Café Amarillo,’ and ‘Tap Dancer

Violet Street juxtaposes the classic set up of a band playing live together in a studio with incredible modern production experimentation from genius producer Shawn Everett. The result is a timeless album made for today, featuring the band’s signature soaring 3-part harmonies and intricate layers, augmented by loops of tape, physically spliced and transformed by hand

Based in Los Angeles, the quintet progressed their blissful sound over the course of three full-length albums, Gorilla Manor [2009], Hummingbird [2013], and Sunlit Youth [2016]

This spring, the band will embark on The Spiral Choir tour of North America with additional UK and EU shows. Full list of tour dates below….

April 29th | LONDON, UK @Rough Trade East
April 30th | LONDON, UK @Oslo
May 2nd | PARIS, FR @ Point Éphémère
May 15th | VANCOUVER, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
May 16th | SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater
May 17th | SEATTLE, WA @ Neptune Theater
May 18th | PORTLAND, OR @ Roseland Theater
May 21st | MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ First Avenue
May 23rd | CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall
May 24th | CHICAGO, IL @ Thalia Hall
May 25th | DETROIT, MI @ Majestic Theater
May 27th | TORONTO, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
May 28th | MONTREAL, QC @ The Rialto Theater
May 30th | BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 31st | BOSTON, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Jun 1st | PITTSBURGH, PA @ Stage AE
Jun 3rd | WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club
Jun 4th | WASHINGTON, DC @ 9:30 Club
Jun 6th | BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Jun 7th | BROOKLYN, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Jun 8th | PHILADELPHIA, PA @ Union Transfer
Jun 10th | RALEIGH, NC @ The Ritz
Jun 11th | ATLANTA, GA @ Buckhead Theater
Jun 13th | SAN ANTONIO, TX @ The Aztec Theater
Jun 14th | DALLAS, TX @ House of Blues
Jun 15th | AUSTIN, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Jun 17th | DENVER, CO @ Ogden Theater
Jun 19th | SAN DIEGO, CA @ North Park Theatre
Jun 20th | SANTA ANA, CA @ The Observatory
Jun 21st | OAKLAND, CA @ Fox Theatre
Jun 22nd | LOS ANGELES, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Jun 28th | ATHENS, GR @ Summer Nostos Festival
Jul 21st | Wooyung, AU @ Splendour in the Grass
Oct 10th | BRIGHTON, UK @ Concorde 2
Oct 11th | MANCHESTER, UK @ Gorilla
Oct 14th | EDINBURGH, UK @ Summerhall
Oct 15th | LEEDS, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
Oct 16th | LONDON, UK @ Electric Brixton
Oct 17th | BRISTOL, UK @ The Fleece