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Local Natives returns with its highly anticipated third album, Sunlit Youth, exploring a variety of new sounds. The LA quintet joins us in advance of dozens of tour dates worldwide.
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Sunlit Youth
Sunlit Youth.jpg
Studio album by Local Natives
ReleasedSeptember 9, 2016
Recorded2014–2016 in Thailand, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Hawaii, and Ojai, California
GenreIndie rock
LabelLoma Vista
Infectious Music
  • Local Natives
  • Brian Joseph
  • Rob Kirwan
  • Catherine Marks
  • Little Dragon
  • Ryan Hahn
  • Lars Stalfors
Local Natives chronology
Singles from Sunlit Youth
  1. "Past Lives"
    Released: April 29, 2016
  2. "Villainy"
    Released: June 6, 2016
  3. "Fountain of Youth"
    Released: July 7, 2016
  4. "Coins"
    Released: August 26, 2016

Sunlit Youth is the third studio album by American indie rock band Local Natives, released on September 9, 2016 on Loma Vista Recordings.[1]


  • 1 Background
  • 2 Release
  • 3 Critical reception
  • 4 Track listing
  • 5 Personnel
  • 6 Charts
  • 7 References


Sunlit Youth was recorded between 2014 and 2016 in Thailand, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Hawaii, and Ojai, California.


The album was preceded by the singles "Past Lives," "Villainy," "Fountain of Youth," and "Coins".[2][3][4][5] Before its release, "Past Lives" was featured in the episode "7th" from the first season of the Netflix series Flaked, which was released on March 11, 2016.

Critical reception

Sunlit Youth received generally favorable reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 75, based on 12 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[6]

Track listing

All tracks written by Local Natives.


Credits adapted from the liner notes of Sunlit Youth.[15]

Local Natives
  • Taylor Rice – performer
  • Kelcey Ayer – performer
  • Ryan Hahn – performer
  • Matt Frazier – performer
  • Nik Ewing – performer
Additional personnel


  1. ^ Strauss, Matthew (2016-06-07). "Local Natives Announce New Album Sunlit Youth, World Tour". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  2. ^ Camp, Zoe (2016-04-29). "Local Natives Return with New Song "Past Lives:" Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  3. ^ Geslani, Michelle (2016-06-06). "Local Natives premiere new song "Villainy" — listen". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  4. ^ Ysteboe, Taylor (2016-07-07). "Local Natives Release Lyric Video for New Song, "Fountain of Youth"". Paste. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  5. ^ Roberts, Christopher (2016-08-26). "Listen: Local Natives - "Coins"". Under the Radar. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  6. ^ a b "Sunlit Youth – Local Natives". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  7. ^ Donelson, Marcy (2016-09-08). "Sunlit Youth – Local Natives". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  8. ^ Van Nguyen, Dean (2016-09-09). "Local Natives – Sunlit Youth". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  9. ^ McNeilly, Liam (2016-09-09). "Local Natives – Sunlit Youth". DIY. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  10. ^ Sharpe, Christopher T. (2016-09-12). "Local Natives – Sunlit Youth". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  11. ^ Noble-Marks, Eric (2016-09-07). "Local Natives – Sunlit Youth". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  12. ^ Mongredien, Phil (2016-09-11). "Local Natives: Sunlit Youth review – clever but overpolished indie". The Observer. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  13. ^ Leas, Ryan (2016-09-23). "Local Natives: Sunlit Youth". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  14. ^ Moss, Will (2016-09-09). "Local Natives – Sunlit Youth". Under the Radar. Retrieved 2016-09-19. 
  15. ^ Sunlit Youth (LP liner notes). Local Natives. Loma Vista. 2016. LVR00015. 
  16. ^ " – Local Natives – Sunlit Youth" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  17. ^ " – Local Natives – Sunlit Youth" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  18. ^ "Local Natives – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Local Natives. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  19. ^ "Local Natives – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Local Natives. Retrieved September 20, 2016.

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