HEAR THIS: Local Hero
Local Hero are a band that will be heard. The unsigned group consists of Berkeley, CA natives Alex MacKay, Maya Laner, Max Hirtz-Wolf, and Leo Grossman, all of whom are under 20 years of age.
The band’s first EP, Aldgate was independently released in September of this year. Each song is well-written, well-played, and well-mixed… and could be singles in their own right. Their sound is a mixture of dreamy surf rock, dub, and fun global indie pop and is uncommonly refined for a band of youngins doing it on their own.
Talent and versatility like this is sure to get them snatched up by a smart label soon. They can be seen playing gigs around the Bay Area and have an upcoming show at Oakland’s New Parish on December 22nd. Get on it.