breathing out, hoping to breathe in

How does one craft the sounds of a steady rush of falling off the edge of a cliff, along with the moment you go underwater holding your breath, feeling the waves rush over you, and still find that perfect peacefulness?

When I listen to the song “Breakers” by Local Natives, I feel like I am visually inside the ocean, I can hear the waves, and taste the sea. My whole entire world is underwater, I’m paralyzed until the music gently breaks… and then I breathe.


Local Natives – Breakers

Local Natives’ sophomore album Hummingbird is out 1/29 via Frenchkiss, followed by a national US tour.


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“One glimpse is all it takes to tell you that Music Is Art is something special. You can start by judging this blog by its cover—it’s one of the best-designed, most aesthetically aware music blogs around—but there’s much more to it than just a pretty template. For one, Danielle, the “dreamer/designer” behind MIA, focuses not only on excellent music, but on art, photography and writing and how they all intersect and inform the music. By sharing the sounds and sights that inspire her, she’s inspiring a growing number of readers on a daily basis. By documenting artists’ creative processes, she’s, in the process, creating a pretty substantial, always-evolving work of art herself.” - Nerd Litter

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3 Responses

  1. olds

    I tried to email you…it said your inbox was full.i even sent flowers in the email.

    I came across your blog via hypemachine and my name is Heath James – i record music as “olds sleeper”. I am a lofi folk artist from Pennsylvania and have recently released my latest album via bandcamp as a free or pay-what-you-want download. I play all instruments and sounds; i like to record in different environments to capture the ambience of each place.. This is my 14th album.

    You can stream the album at :

  2. unionville

    Great song. So happy to hear from this band again. I remember loving one of there songs from a few years ago. WXPN used to play them. I think it was called Sun Hands.