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.