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Local Natives release the hounds in their new 'World News' video

May 10, 2010 |  3:37 pm

There are so many little things to like about Local Natives' new video for "World News." For example: In addition to being a lovely and charming clip in its own right, it could double as a four-minute checklist for essential supplies on any forthcoming summer picnic. Dogs in scarves catching frisbees ? Impromptu orange soda wars in inflatable pools? Small children with Lil Wayne teardrop tattoos lip-syncing in pilot uniforms? This is necessary stuff folks. Take notes.

Extra kudos to director Matthew Lessner (he of "Stillness Is the Move" renown), who has cornered the market on gorgeous, deadpan shots of bands doing half-endearing, half-unsettling things in wilderness vistas.

-- August Brown