Native America Debut “Naturally Lazy” on The FADER
Expand Line-up with second guitarist Michael Hohan
US Tour Dates surrounding CMJ announced!
“Grown Up Wrong” LP due out November 18th via Inflated Records
Native America unveiled the second single from their upcoming studio debut, Grown Up Wrong, premiering the breezy and care free anthem “Naturally Lazy” on The FADER. The single finds Native America in full on dream pop mode, digging deep within their myriad of influences and taking only the finest elements from their world of New Orleans soul, fuzzy power pop, and gorgeous psychedelia. The FADER called it “a reminder that sometimes being a creatively restless night owl is a choice, not a curse,” describing the sound as “a saturnine melody and nonchalantly sung lyrics about bumming around”. In the case of “Naturally Lazy” though, bumming around has never sounded better.
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Native America will be hitting the road in October for an East Coast tour that includes a jam packed week at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York. The trio recently expanded their live line-up to include second guitarist Michael Hohan, and their dynamic and engaging live shows are most definitely not to be missed.
Native America Tour Dates:
10/17 – Montevallo, AL – Eclipse
10/18 – Memphis, TN – house show
10/19 – Nashville, TN – Stone Fox
10/20 – Greensboro, NC – Hellraiser Haus
10/22 – Brooklyn, NY (CMJ) – Drom
10/22 – Brooklyn, NY (CMJ) – Grand Victory
10/23 – Brooklyn, NY (CMJ) – Muchmore’s
10/24 – Brooklyn, NY (CMJ) – Radio Bushwick
10/24 – New York, NY (CMJ) – The Delancey
10/25 – New York, NY (CMJ) – Piano’s
10/27 – Boston, MA – TBA
10/29 – Providence, RI – Dusk
10/30 – Baltimore, MD – Sidebar
10/31 – Washington, D.C. – Paperhaus
Inflated Records recently announced the release of Native America’s upcoming record Grown Up Wrong — an album bursting with pop perfection and endless summer vibes. This is rock & roll, directly from the heart of New Orleans, at its purest form. Native America has captured the charm and pace of their hometown, offering their own unique musical insight, while showcasing influential sounds of “The Big Easy” in an entirely different light. The band recently premiered the album’s first single “Like A Dream” on Stereogum, praising the song as “slightly hallucinatory, highly rambunctious, and always riding a contagious groove. It’s as physical as it is ephemeral; it shimmers and it shakes.”
Native America is a rock & roll trio from New Orleans, Louisiana. The band, comprised of Ross Farbe (guitar/vocals), Ray Micarelli (drums), John St. Cyr (bass/vocals), and Michael Hohan (guitar), has evolved from Farbe’s dorm room recording project to deliver their first proper studio LP, Grown Up Wrong, via Inflated Records (Oberhofer, Ava Luna, Zula) on November 18. After releasing Dancing About Architecture with Park The Van Records, self-recording last summer’s Bad Weed / But Still Weed EP, and touring heavily over the past few years, Grown Up Wrong finds them in peak form. Recorded with engineer Chris George at NOLA’s the Living Room, the album is a triumphant leap forward for Native America, infusing this young three-pieces’ gift for easygoing songwriting with textured production that provides the record with simplistic nuances and gorgeous tape warmth.
Native America’s music is as much a product of current indie rock (Ariel Pink, Deerhunter) as it is 60’s pop (Beatles, The Kinks) and classic New Orleans soul records (Fats Domino, Lee Dorsey). When asked about the origin of their band name, frontman Ross Farbe explained, “I was thinking about the heritage of the music I wanted to create, and how rock and roll originated in America. It’s a joining of cultures and influences that could only happen in our young, strange country.” They’re a group of old souls in modern times, offering a blend of the familiar with a distinctly new approach. The songs on the new full-length are instantly memorable, yet new and unpredictable, as they warp through various eras of musical influence. It offers a deep variety of effortlessly feel good nostalgia with dynamic flourishes, shifting through infectious melodies at every twist and turn. Grown Up Wrong is the perfect end of summer record, where the relaxed nature of Native America never ends, bringing the heart of New Orleans to the world — one hook-filled pop gem at a time.