Some pretty invigorating and melodic post-hardcore from the guys in Native on their latest release, Orthodox. I’m loving the raw presentation of the instrumentation, and some of the guitar tones these guys are conjuring as well. I could see this band appealing to those who like a softer approach with their vocals, too. These guys are definitely bringing some power and subtlety to the table. Enjoy!
Not everyone knows this, but I lived in Indiana for about 10 years. Socially it was fine but musically, it was a nightmare. It’s a land where pop-country is king and there is little semblance of any type of music scene. Trust me when I say there’s not much to do and that it’s a pretty rough place to live when you’re a music nerd like me. That’s why I was elated beyond terms when a four-piece band called Native didn’t succumb to the black hole of nothingness and rather emerged from the northwest part of the state with a fresh take on post-hardcore. 2010’s Wrestling Moves was an energizing rush of post-hardcore thrash – a debut that put the band on the map to see what they’d do next.
That time is now with the release of the band’s second full-length, Orthodox, a stunning 8-track, 28 minute long post-hardcore masterpiece. It may cause you to reevaluate how you listen to the genre (okay, so that’s a bit hyperbolic, but damn does this album really get me fired up!). Basically, Orthodox is the most exhilarating thing to come from an Indiana product since Reggie Miller scored 9 points in 8 seconds at the Garden.
Native have released their new album Orthodox worldwide today on Sargent House. You can hear it in full stream below or download HERE .
Orthodox is available everywhere fine albums are carried on Vinyl or CD you can also order it directly from the band HERE or pick it up at one of their shows. Native are currently on a full US Tour.
See ALL NATIVE SHOWS HERE
What It Sounds Like: Good old school Post-hardcore/Experimental Noise/Math Rock.
Review: First off, we’ve all been waiting 3 years for this (You and I both know you have). The last year of the three being the most intense, first when a Youtube video of a new Native song ‘Fundraiser’ surfaced. It was heavy and dark, but stuck to the roots. After that we got the song ‘Books On Tape’ showing us this new direction they were going in. Then later Native started playing live sets of the new album as a whole, with more videos on Youtube. For me, it was a godsend to hear a band i knew and loved creating their own unique brand of post-hardcore as Native finally shied away from the emo scene. Pierce the Veil (and other trendy bands like them) are not the new wave of post-hardcore, this is (I hope you all know this… i will start punching faces if i have too). Orthodox, the second full length album is here, spanning 8 tracks, showing off how far DIY punk can go. Welcome back Revolution Summer (Hey Dischord Records, sign these guys)!
I cannot stress enough the vintage and raw live sound of this album. It’s heavy, it’s spacey and it just sounds so natural. These four musicians take pride in the tone and ambiance they create, it’s truly artistic genius. The whole album consist of the sound(s) you get deep in thought and alone in the woods. You’re tapping at the trees, listening to the rustling foliage, and digging your hands into fresh earth. Everything flows, like the sound of water in a shallow stream, together from start to finish. The lyrics meld and weave out of the mouth onto a complex backbone of jazzy drumming. Heavy but reserved bass rhythms, coupled with well thought out and abundantly creative dual guitar work creates a whole new world parallel to ours, to experience, and get lost in.
Sargent House band Native are embarking on the release of a new full length Orthodox, set for release on the 20th of this month. Planting their roots firmly into the hardcore movements that have breaded a plethora of life in the mid-west and east coast of the United States, Native add a sense of musicality and dynamics very few bands in their field achieve. There’s is nothing static or apathetic about it, soaring high into the top registers of the mix with razor like harmonic lines and propulsive bass / drums. It’s been an exhilarating ride hearing how much more fleshed out the new full length is compared to any of their previous recordings, valiantly charging forward after 2010′s Wrestling Moves for a much more cohesive statement. Native are a live band with immense force, making rooms go wild over the all encompassing beauty of towering amplification and the underlining essence of groove.
Native make a raucous mix of post-hardcore and math rock, and from the sounds of early single, “Kissing Bridge,” their new album, Orthodox (due out next week [8/20] via Sargent House) is one to look forward to. But you won’t have to wait until then, because we’ve got a stream of the entire album making its premiere in this post. Check it out below.
The band are also kicking off their previously discussed tour with O’Brother and Daylight this week (8/14), and that tour hits NYC on September 12 at Santos Party House. Tickets for the Santos show are still available. - By: Andrew Sacher
Next week, we head out on tour supporting O’Brother accompanied by Daylight - all dates below.
Aug 14th, 2013 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
Aug 15th, 2013 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
Aug 16th, 2013 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Aug 17th, 2013 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Aug 18th, 2013 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
Aug 19th, 2013 - Albuquerque, NM @ Gold House%
Aug 20th, 2013 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
Aug 21st, 2013 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues 5th Aven
Aug 22nd, 2013 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
Aug 23rd, 2013 - Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Cafe
Aug 24th, 2013 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill
Aug 26th, 2013 - Portland, OR @ Backspace
Aug 27th, 2013 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Aug 28th, 2013 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Aug 29th, 2013 - Boise, ID @ The Crux*
Aug 30th, 2013 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Aug 31st, 2013 - Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
Sept 1st, 2013 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Sept 3rd, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Sept 4th, 2013 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Sept 5th, 2013 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge^
Sept 6th, 2013 - Akron, OH @ Musica
Sept 7th, 2013 - Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room @ The Crofoot
Sept 8th, 2013 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
Sept 10th, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sept 11th, 2013 - Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Sept 12th, 2013 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House
Sept 13th, 2013 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Sept 14th, 2013 - Hamden, CT @ The Space
Sept 15th, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
Sept 17th, 2013 - Washington, DC @ The Rock And Roll Hotel
Sept 18th, 2013 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Sept 19th, 2013 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter*
Sept 20th, 2013 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Sept 21st, 2013 - Nashville, TN @ The End
Sept 22nd, 2013 - Charlotte, NC @ Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
Please note, September 22nd is the last date of this tour that we will be on.
Additional information & tickets can all be found HERE
Hardcore-leaning Indiana indie rock outfit Native are preparing for the August 20 release of their sophomore LP Orthodox via Sargent House. Now, they’ve offered up a taste of the album in the form of “Coin Toss.”
The song sports angrily distorted guitar licks and aggressively hollered vocals, which churn spikily for almost three minutes before the arrangement is stripped down and the track concludes with a quietly atmospheric guitar outro.
Orthodox was recorded with Greg Norman in Tolono, IL, and in Chicago. Guitarist Ed O’Neill said in a statement: “We’d burned out on that math-rock term, and lyrically too we wanted to take ourselves out of the equation. The music is calculated, but raw.”
The album is available to pre-order here.
SEE ALL NATIVE TOUR DATES HERE
Pure, inborn, and Native, This band is heavy, trippy, and has a wide sound that melts into liquid gold. Always straight to the point, the songs capture the personality of each member at all times. This clash of egos creates an “end of the world” type of tension and depth. Just like Close to the Edge and Fragile, they are a constant, gyrating, overlapping machine that is made up of each member’s intent to try and overpower the last. This formula births the most sincere approach to playing music and really leads to a new, original, and unpredictable sound.