local natives

from Gorilla Manor (2010)


MY TAKE: Gorilla Manor is among the most infectuous ‘quality’ albums of the year. The California band certainly sound like they had a blast making it. A bit modern Beach Boys, it’s gotta be the best debut ever by a band fronted by a guy who plays keyboards with one hand and drums with the other … while singing.

(Since posting this elsewhere this spring, I’ve read a couple of reviews complaining they are derivative of up to 6 other bands. That’s overthinking it – just enjoy the %$&” album!)