Words by Melissa “Sausage” Cox. Photos by Anna “HashBrowns” Vernon.
Local Natives is a 5-member band from L.A. made up of Taylor Rice (guitar, vocals), Kelcey Ayer (vocals, keyboards, percussion, guitar), Ryan Hahn (guitar, keyboards, mandolin, vocals), Andy Hamm (bass, backing vocals), and Matt Frazier (drums). Their debut album, Gorilla Manor, was released in February, and has been making waves ever since. Their harmonies, afropop rhythms, and infectious stage performance have made waves on the music scene since their SXSW performances in 2009.