Gorilla Manor

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Gorilla Manor
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Studio album by Local Natives
Released November 2, 2009 (UK)
February 16, 2010 (US)
Studio Red Rockets Glare
(Rancho Park, California),
Hot Pie Studios
(Pasadena, California)
Length 52:40
Label Infectious
Frenchkiss Records
Producer Local Natives
Local Natives chronology
Gorilla Manor
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 80/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
BBC (positive)[3]
Drowned in Sound 8/10 stars[4]
The Fly 4/5 stars[5]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[6]
LA Times 3/4 stars[7]
musicOMH 4.5/5 stars[8]
Paste Magazine (74/100)[9]
Pitchfork Media (8.4/10)[10]
Popmatters 7/10 stars[11]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3/5 stars[12]

Gorilla Manor is the debut album by Los Angeles based indie rock band Local Natives. It was released in the United Kingdom on November 2, 2009, on Infectious Records,[13] and February 16, 2010, by Frenchkiss Records in the United States.[14]

The album was self-funded by the band and recorded by Raymond Richards in his own Red Rockets Glare Studio, in West Los Angeles. It was produced in collaboration by Richards and the band.[15] Gorilla Manor was named after the house they all shared in Orange County, where most of the album was written. “It was insanely messy and there were always friends over knocking around on guitars or our thrift store piano,” said guitarist Ryan Hahn.[15]

The album debuted in the Billboard 200 and at #3 in the New Artist Chart.[16]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Local Natives, except "Warning Sign" by David Byrne and Chris Frantz.

No. Title Length
1. "Wide Eyes" 4:26
2. "Airplanes" 3:58
3. "Sun Hands" 4:51
4. "World News" 4:32
5. "Shape Shifter" 5:30
6. "Camera Talk" 3:45
7. "Cards & Quarters" 4:00
8. "Warning Sign" (Talking Heads cover) 4:12
9. "Who Knows Who Cares" 3:53
10. "Cubism Dream" 4:00
11. "Stranger Things" 5:46
12. "Sticky Thread" 3:48
Total length: 52:40


  • Taylor Rice — vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Kelcey Ayer — vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Ryan Hahn — lead guitar, vocals
  • Matthew Frazier — drums, vocals
  • Andy Hamm — bass, vocals

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Catalog
United Kingdom November 2, 2009 Infectious Records INFECT109CD
United States February 16, 2010 Frenchkiss Records FKR042


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