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In just a handful of years, Northwestern Indiana’s Native have quietly built themselves a large word-of-mouth following in the underground as an incendiary live act. The iconoclast group’s impeccable musicianship, ominous chords, apocalyptic vocals and innovative rhythms hit with an intensity that can only be described as akin to a white-knuckle thrill ride. There’s as much suffocating darkness as there is thoughtful focus to Native’s intricate song structures and pensive lyrics. There’s a dark foreboding in the guitar lines simultaneously pushing and pulling, the whole band embracing and tearing apart musical convention with the unpredictability of a protest gone awry.

The four piece have self-released two demos and an EP in April 2008 titled “We Delete; Erase.” In their first year of existence they played over 150 shows and toured four times (three times through the Midwest and once through the east coast). In October of 2008, Native signed with Sargent House and began work on their first full length album titled “Wrestling Moves.” It received a digital release in November and of 2009 and a wider release in January 2010. The band toured relentlessly for the next several years. They released their sophomore album Orthodox on August 22, 2013.

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  • odduck

    So, uh, what happened to this band? I can't find any updates on them since they did a few shows in March of 2014.

    16 Jul 3:41am Reply
  • legavin

    WD;E, then WM then Orthodox.

    20 Apr 12:12am Reply
  • lipwreck

    Orthodox is great. took me a while to check it out but i'm happy I have.

    16 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Puppy-Love

    Superbe groupe français!!

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • theTopher

    I could never get into Wrestling Moves, but Orthodox is one of my favorite albums of the past few years. Maybe I'll go back an revisit WM after jamming Orthodox so much... hope I can see them in TX in the coming year.

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Chelseamae29 I just did an interview with Bobby here. We talk about the new record, bass gear, and plenty of other stuff.

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • turtlefresh In case anyone missed this, they did and interview on the radio in Chicago and played all of Orthodox, great interview and great songs

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • adeebsworld

    Seeing them play Orthodox live really changed my perception of it. I had liked it before, but live it was like being just absolutely crushed by waves of sound, it was beautiful. Wrestling moves is still my favorite by far but Orthodox is really great too.

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Jamesismynamo

    @suzyOcean I almost [3]'d your comment and then i realize i was the one who said it haha. i'm actually kind of surprised by the positive reception the album is getting. I think musically it's really sick but I feel like the whole ethos [i don't know how to use that word] of the band is different on the album. it's still good but it doesn't quite feel like Native when i listen to it

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • irishtim

    Orthodox turned out really good, but I like Wrestling Moves more too.

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Nyxzen

    Still prefer Wrestling Moves, not saying Orthodox is bad, I just love Wrestling Moves way too much. Ponyboy <3

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Tri-Edge92

    Didn't think much of this band at first, but now I can't get enough after I saw them live.

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • roemilca111

    to be honest i like We Delete; Erase. can't get used to the vocals on the other albums.

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • suzyOcean

    new album has weird vocals, i miss the old vocals [2]

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • coughcoughmate

    Orthodox is definitely better than Wrestling Moves. [5]

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Substance59

    Orthodox is definitely better than Wrestling Moves. [4] Just want to clarify, not saying Wrestling Moves was bad at all, it was great, Orthodox is just that much more amazing.

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • CarlFarbman

    Orthodox is definitely better than Wrestling Moves. [3]

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • cheezeybaines

    Fuck O'Brother. Native should be headlining this tour.

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • cheezeybaines

    Orthodox is definitely better than Wrestling Moves. [2]

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
  • infutureisnow

    где скачать новый альбом ?!

    21 Aug 2013 Reply
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