So my friend and former co-worker Libby called me on Monday to share two things: she had been drinking with Lemmy from Motorhead that weekend, and I had to check out “Local Natives.” Now, I haven’t talked to her in a little while, but I’m always convinced when an old friend calls me to suggest a band. Well surprise surprise, they’re actually quite good.
MP3: Local Natives – Airplanes
There’s so much to love about “Airplane.” The piano sounds like something the Cold War Kids might chop up for their blend of broken r&b. The drums in the first minute of the song would fit in nicely with Animal Collective or Grizzly Bear. Or you could go for the whole package. That’s my pick, at least.
Tina Fey on Conan was about the cutest thing ever. Usually when people go on the show and talk about their kids, it’s the most boring thing. But she was just too great.