Native America Share “Digital Lobotomy” + CMJ Dates‏

October 16, 2014

c58a8801-b699-48f3-b83d-5b87e2561685Native America share “Digital Lobotomy” via Consequence of Sound

US Tour Dates and CMJ schedule announced!

Native America have released the third single from their upcoming studio debut, Grown Up Wrong, with the noisy and boisterous “Digital Lobotomy” on Consequence of Sound. Native America enter the noise pop spectrum with an upbeat and high energy pop splendor, pulling from the fuzzier end of their influences. Consequence of Sound called it “a distortion-heavy freak-out that demands a few listens in order to catch all of the subtle nuances and deep well of emotionality,” while stating, “

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 band’s CMJ schedule can be found below, as well as the rest of their tour dates.

Native America Tour Dates:

10/17 – Montevallo, AL – Eclipse
10/18 – Memphis, TN – Black Lodge Video
10/19 – Nashville, TN – Stone Fox
10/20 – Greensboro, NC – Hellraiser Haus
10/21 – Brooklyn, NY (CMJ) – Trans Pecos (8:30)
10/21 – Manhattan, NY (CMJ) – Cake Shop (10:30)
10/22 – Brooklyn, NY (CMJ) – Drom (6:45)
10/22 – Brooklyn, NY (CMJ) – Grand Victory (10:25)
10/23 – Brooklyn, NY (CMJ) – Muchmore’s (10:30)
10/24 – Brooklyn, NY (CMJ) – Radio Bushwick (2:15)
10/24 – New York, NY (CMJ) – The Delancey (5:00)
10/25 – New York, NY (CMJ) – Piano’s (9:15)
10/27 – Boston, MA – O’Brien’s
10/29 – Providence, RI – Dusk
10/30 – Baltimore, MD – Sidebar
10/31 – Washington, D.C. – Paperhaus
11/15 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks

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 premiered the album’s second single “Naturally Lazy” via The FADER and 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 band from New Orleans, Louisiana. The four-piece, comprised of Ross Farbe (guitar/vocals), Ray Micarelli (drums), John St. Cyr (bass/vocals) and recently added guitarist Michael Hohan, has evolved from Farbe’s dorm room recording project to deliver their first studio LP, Grown Up Wrong, via Inflated 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 band’s gift for easygoing songwriting with textured production that provides the record with simplistic nuances and gorgeous tape warmth.

The music is as much a product of current indie rock (Mac DeMarco, 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 less about my own ancestry and more 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 are 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 showcases 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.
Grown Up Wrong is due out November 18th, 2014 via Inflated Records on vinyl and digital. Pre-orders are available HERE

Native America – Grown Up Wrong [Inflated Records]
artwork by Sally Edelstein
Release Date: November 18th, 2014 [Pre-Order]
Track List:

1. Rabo
2. Dance With Me
3. Like A Dream
4. Naturally Lazy
5. Old Friends
6. Digital Lobotomy
7. All About You
8. What’s On Your Mind?
9. Well Understood
10. Jenny
11. Caroline

“the New Orleans trio trades in ebullient, hooky classic rock as filtered through about a half-dozen psych-pop revivals” – Stereogum

“New Orleans trio Native America’s recent tape Bad Weed/But Still Weed is chock-full of dimed amps rumbling through ragged speakers and those wonderful left-field chord changes that run through The Kinks’ catalog.” – Nashville Scene

Named a “Band to Watch in 2014” by Daytrotter

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