The Native Sound News

Plastic Flowers Premiere "How Can I" Music Video at Clash

Posted on February 21st, 2018

Today, our friends at Clash premiered Plastic Flowers' stunning new video for the song "How Can I." Filmed in London by Pedro Takahashi, a frequent collaborator of Plastic Flowers band-leader, George Samaras, the video follows the journey of a football over time.

"Building on the sensual elements of his music, 'How Can I' interlaces this with evocative symbolism to create something pretty special."

Stream 'Absent Forever' here.


Introducing June Pastel, Debut Single Streaming Now

Posted on February 15th, 2018

Today we're thrilled to introduce you to our latest singing, June Pastel! Conceived in Salt Lake City, and realized in Baltimore, June Pastel is the work of Anthony Peña. A Venezuelan-American whose music stretches through the intersections of indie, pop, jazz, and chamber music, June Pastel sits at the rare transitory space only available through processes of growth and motion.

On the band’s debut single “Without a Phrase,” Anthony explores the kind of smooth and dreamy indie rock that brings to mind Wild Nothing, and Craft Spells, with a little bit of jazz weaved in for good measure. It’s the perfect primer for not just the band, but the album to come.

Listen to "Without a Phrase," the band's debut single here.


Introducing Tea Leigh & Luke Reed; "Underwater" Streaming at Gorilla vs. Bear

Posted on November 14th, 2017

Welcome Tea Leigh and Luke Reed to the family! You may know Luke from his 'Won't Be There' LP, which we re-released earlier this year, but what you may not know is that he also writes and produces music with Tea Leigh, a Brooklyn-based tattoo artist with an incredible voice. Gorilla vs. Bear is premiering "Underwater," their first single years.

"It’s a wistful, gently woozy love song that will almost certainly elicit a dreamlike state of longing that you won’t be in any hurry to shake."

Download "Underwater" for free, and stream their "Singles" EP – a collection of their past singles.


Out Now: Neaux – Chain Up the Sun LP; Streaming in Full at AltPress

Posted on October 13th, 2017

Neaux's brand new album 'Chain Up the Sun' is officially out today! Alternative Press is streaming it in full, along with a feature on Sierra's traveling life.

Here's a short preview: "A departure from her emo-rock turned mood-pop explorations of old, Neaux conjures up a noisy alternative rock with a droned-out patina of punk. It’s as if Tragic Kingdom-era No Doubt dabbled in shoegaze. “We wrote these songs about a year ago; and at the time I was listening to a lot of Sonic Youth, Slowdive, Angel Olsen, Father John Misty, Sharon Van Etten, Lana Del Rey [and] Title Fight. Really it’s all over the place, but I think you can hear a bit of everyone in there. Now I’ve been listening to a lot of classic country and soul and even more female singer-songwriters. We’ll see where that takes us,” she says laughing."

Pick-up vinyl, download, or stream the record here: http://smarturl.it/chain-up-the-sun


OUT NOW: Surf Rock is Dead – We Have No Friends? EP; Streaming in Full at Billboard

Posted on October 6th, 2017

Surf Rock is Dead's new EP, 'We Have No Friends?' is officially out today! Billboard is streaming it in full – they say "whether it’s the glimmery guitar flourishes of shoegaze on “As If," the post-punk melancholy on “White Sea” or the surf-rock quirkiness in the melody for “Fitting The Mold,” Surf Rock is Dead shows a knack for finding a vibe and building a wall of sound around it with stray elements of various styles.”"

Pick up the 12" double-EP, or stream/ download at the links below!

Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2xnsSXw
Apple Music: http://apple.co/2wC46mW
Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2hTi8ye
Amazon: http://a.co/bSlmMfZ

12"EP: bit.ly/nofriendsep