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Riff: Local Natives – “Breakers”

Jan 24, 2013

Waiting for my words to catch just like/To strike a match that’s soaking wet

from Breakers lyrics by Local Natives

With “Breakers,” Local Natives draw more comparisons to Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear – for better and for worse. The wittily dry depictions of “cold cereal and TV/Before I go to sleep,” atop fresh percussion and jangling guitars intrigue, but the chorus sounds a tad too much like a future iPod ad.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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