HEAR THIS: Local Hero

November 16. 2011 | By Sharon Payne

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.

Check out Local Hero‘s The Aldgate EP:
The Aldgate – EP by Local Hero!

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