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Native Mid-West Tour Dates

imageNative will be embarking on a short mid-west run in March with their friends in Brighter Arrows

March 21st, 2013 - Milwaukee, WI @ Borg Ward
March 22nd,  2013 - St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts Center
March 23rd, 2013 - Louisville, KY @ NACHBAR
March 24th, 2013 - Indianapolis, IN @ The West End 

ALL NATIVE TOUR DATES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE

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Open Mind / Saturated Brain: Interview with Ed from Native

NATIVE have been turning heads for years. For quite some time the band played broken, jazzy, mathy, chaotic songs that bounced around playfully and left the listener confused and content. Imagine Q And Not U meets Kidcrash and you’ve got a pretty good idea of the sound these guys mash together - catchy/aggressive rock with some screamo and hardcore tendencies.

Upon hearing the new ‘Orthodox' cd/LP it was obvious the band had shed their collective past skin and ventured into new waters for the band. That being said, NATIVE still retains all the things that made them great in the past - but the light and dancy vibes have generally been replaced with dark, haunting, disorienting, ominous, oppressive and epic-sounding songs. The first thing I thought when I heard the LP was These Arms Snakes. The vocals, the bass-heaviness of it all - and let’s not forget the track “Fundraiser”, which causes me to constantly second guess myself during the intro as to which band I’m actually listening to. The vocals have also gotten much thicker and more aggressive, as the bassist/vocalist has done away with the shouted megaphone vocals and opted for a harsh yell more in line with Steve Snare during his These Arms Are Snakes days.

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Thanks to Yosh Photography for these photos from our Toronto show on November 8, 2013 at Parts & Labour.


Daytrotter Session: Native

Thank you to Daytrotter for your continued excellence and support of such fine bands and artists the Native session is now live. HERE


BLARE MAGAZINE: Going Live: NATIVE

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It can sometimes be hard to keep track of bands when they keep coming out of the woodwork (trust us, we get it), but when a group like Indiana’s NATIVE decides to play a basement venue like Parts & Labour, you go. Even if it means throwing away your Friday night or letting your date sit in that new resto spot by themselves. After cruising highways with O’Brother just two months ago, the foursome returned to Toronto (November 8th) and let their hue of post-hardcore/math rock punish every corner of The Shop, illuminating their Orthodox LP as what it is: a jaw-clipping packet of beautiful noise. Check out our snaps below and grab their 2013 effort on translucent green vinyl.

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Native is an Indiana band best categorized as hard; both in their difficulty to categorize and in their sound itself. Look no further than their last.fm tags to see the difficulty involved in assigning the band one genre or another: the tags vary from Post-Hardcore to Jazz to Screamo. They walk a line musically between furiousness and heart-ache that few other bands tread as masterfully. About three years ago the band released their first LP Wrestling Movesand it is easily one of my favourites of the past five years. After a long silence between releases (but while still touring heavily), the band released Orthodox in late August. I talked to Native guitarist Ed O’Neill about their new release and their current tour with its impending stop in Montreal on November 9th.

SEE ALL NATIVE TOUR DATES AND SCHEDULE HERE.

First off, for people who may not know you guys; how did you guys get together and how would you describe your sound?

We have all been friends since we were pretty young, in our mid teens. The four of us all grew up in small towns scattered around Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana, and met through the local music scene and mutual friends. We’ve been a band for almost seven years with the same lineup, but our history and how close we all are is what keeps us moving forward. Our sound has changed so much over the years, so it’s a bit hard to describe. For the sake of keeping it simple though, I would describe us as “frustrated, with a touch of melancholy.” (haha)

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East Coast & Canadian Dates Start November 6th

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Native will be hitting the road starting November 6th @ Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. They continue on into Canada and then will join up with Solids for select East Coast dates. 

SEE ALL NATIVE SHOW DETAILS HERE.


Daytrotter Live Audio Stream

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Native will be visiting Daytrotter Studios in Rock Island, IL this Friday November 1st for a live session. You can listen in to the LIVE stream at 2PM CST HERE.

Native are hitting the road next week, heading out across the Northeast and into Canada with support from Solids on select dates. Dates below:

NATIVE - LIVE November 2013

Nov 06th, 2013 - Marquette, MI @ Northern Michigan University
Nov 07th, 2013 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
Nov 08th, 2013 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Parts & Labour
Nov 09th, 2013 - Montreal, QC, Canada @ Turbo Haus
Nov 10th, 2013 - Quebec, QC, Canada @ Le Knock Out
Nov 11th, 2013 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott*
Nov 12th, 2013 - Providence, RI @ The Salon*
Nov 13th, 2013 - New York, NY @ Saint Vitus*
Nov 14th, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary*
Nov 15th, 2013 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery*
Nov 16th, 2013 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe

*w/Solids

SEE ALL NATIVE TOUR DATES AND SHOW INFO HERE


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MEB RATING: 8.0

At first glance, it would be easy to dismiss Native’s new album, Orthodox. After all, there has been a plethora of great melodic hardcore and post-hardcore records released this year, and Native just haven’t received the hype artists like Defeater, Modern Life Is War, and Touché Amoré have. It’s really unfortunate that this is the case, because Orthodox proves that they deserve to be mentioned amongst the genre’s elite. Whether it be because of the tight, technical performances, the interesting math rock influence, or the band’s penchant for darkly atmospheric songwriting, Orthodox is consistently successful.

What stands out most, at least initially, is Native’s ability to craft some really intense songs that feel equally gloomy and visceral. From the absolutely brutal finale of “Monday Night” to the ominous chugging of “Coin Toss”, the album is very heavy in a way that feels truly urgent. Even quieter, more melodic sections still feel dark, even if they’re not as in-your-face as the loudest moments. The pulsating feedback outro of “Books On Tape” is a tense, almost uncomfortable creation, and it is in a similar vein to the guitar scratches that break up brief spots of melody and sweetness on “Brass

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Impose Magazine Review: Native “Orthodox”

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I was surprised when I pulled out an album from Sargent House , a label on the forefront of the contemporary prog-rock insurgence. Orthodox by Native is an 8-track album from matured and intelligent angst-rockers who have graduated from hollow and empty cathartic vessels. The new album showcases a frustration and a well-crafted statement against the cause of it. Drummer Nick Glassen syncopates complex time signatures as intricate guitar riffs and heavy bass lines give us moments of pure post-hardcore that hinge heavily with math-rock influences. In the liner notes the band states, “This album is our way of raising our collective eyebrow and our attempt at raising questions that need answers.” This is music with a purpose. It’s neither a confession nor a flashy expose of musicianship.

Orthodox is out now on Sargent House.


Native’s Live Vocalo.org Music Session Now Streaming

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Native recorded a Live session and interview at Studio 10 for WBEZ’s Vocalo 90.7 FM (CHI) / 89.5 FM (NWI). Playing songs from their latest album “Orthodox" You can hear the full live stream below:


"From the first note, Indiana’s Native evokes ominous, somber tones. They start with raspy, aggressive vocals, drenched in distortion and feedback. Then, suddenly, the noise dissipates into mellow melodic strumming, and then picks up again with an equal ferocity, often all within one song." - Vocalo.org

Don’t miss NATIVE on tour in November - See ALL DATES HERE

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Scene Point Blank Reviews Native’s “Orthodox”

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It’s been a while since I’ve been this interested in a post-hardcore record. Native seem to have that effect on me. As a band, they’re too often overlooked, brushed aside by most as another one of the many cardboard cutout bands watering down a once innovative music scene. Indiana post-hardcore powerhouses Native play a distinctly groovy and angular take on the genre, using precision and fury on Orthodox to craft one of the most intense and interesting records of the year.

2010’s Wrestling Moves, technical yet catchy, was the sound of a band on the verge of discovering their potential. The songs were intricately composed, noisy and dissonant, but never without an undercurrent of pulsating percussion. For how layered their sound is, the magic of this band is their rhythm section. Perpetually deep in a groove yet never oppressive, drummer Nick Glassen is exceptional, delivering diverse and fluid syncopated patterns that manage to merge the battle between funk and force that’s constantly in play in Native’s sound. The buzz that Wresting Moves brought them, and the lofty expectations that come with such success, caused Native to almost break up, regardless of the fact that the majority of Orthodox was already written.

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Bearded Gentlemen Music: Interview with Bobby Markos of Native

The Indiana based post hardcore band Native has become one of my favorites in recent years, not only for their amazing musicianship, but also for what they stand for as a band. I was recently able to talk over the phone with bassist-vocalist Bobby Markos about Native’s recently released second full length Orthodox and the musical and mental transformation that the band went through in making this album. I also got some info on what plans Native has for their next album, which I’m already looking forward to. We also touch on Markos’ other spectacular group Cloakroom, a band in which he also plays bass in. 

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Native announce Northeast Headlining Dates for November 2013

Native will head out in November for a two week Northeast tour. Solids will be supporting for the second half. You can watch their entire Audiotree session they just did here. All dates below, additional show information here.

NATIVE - LIVE November 2013

Nov 06th, 2013 - Marquette, MI @ Northern Michigan University
Nov 07th, 2013 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
Nov 08th, 2013 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Parts & Labour
Nov 09th, 2013 - Montreal, QC, Canada @ Turbo Haus
Nov 10th, 2013 - Quebec, QC, Canada @ Le Knock Out
Nov 11th, 2013 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott*
Nov 12th, 2013 - Providence, RI @ The Salon*
Nov 13th, 2013 - New York, NY @ Saint Vitus*
Nov 14th, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary*
Nov 15th, 2013 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery*
Nov 16th, 2013 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe

*w/Solids


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Native stopped by to film a live Audiotree Session while in Chicago last week. You can see the full video now online HERE .

Native are still on tour see all tour dates HERE