Local Natives frontman tells you how to get your festival on without losing your mind.
Last weekend, Local Natives did what they’ve already done twice: conquer Coachella. The band’s set was riveting, and even featured a guest appearance from Sarah Barthel. Tearing through a mix of new material from their recently released album, Sunlit Youth, and classics from their earlier material, the Los Angeles-based quintet’s main stage was one of the highlights of the weekend.
Though the band has already toured extensively in a relatively short period of time before that record, Local Natives are making up for the nearly three year lag between albums. Having a portable studio served the band well — they were able to record in various locales like Thailand, Ojai, Joshua Tree, Nicaragua and Hawaii.
Following their sweaty set, we caught up with singer Taylor Rice, who wasn’t just upbeat after a potentially grueling set, but in terrific spirits as well. Rice hadn’t yet roamed the festival grounds — the band arrived from Boise the night before – but he did offer some tidbits for you, dear reader, on how to beat the odds and survive a festival unscathed.