- 1. Black & White 3.19 7195 plays
- 2. Piedmont Girls 3.00 5815 plays
- 3. Five Stars 3.50 16517 plays
- 4. Lady Wisconsin 3.05 10459 plays
- 5. On the Cusp 3.23 1971 plays
- 6. Once More With Feeling 5.57 1883 plays
- 7. Your Own Water (I) 2.52 1479 plays
- 8. Your Own Water (II) 2.51 1361 plays
- 9. From Timid to Timbuktu 1.36 2838 plays
- 10. We Three Pistoliers 5.16 1552 plays
Local Hero is a young indie pop band from Berkeley, California. They released their first record – The Aldgate EP – in September 2011 to critical acclaim from prominent music publications including American Songwriter, Earmilk and The Music Ninja. The Aldgate EP received radio airplay in Los Angeles, Berkeley, Minneapolis, Seattle and San Diego, and SF Rebirth named it the 5th best Bay Area album of 2011. Every member of the band is under the age of twenty.
Encouraged by the positive reaction the EP garnered from local and international press, the group disappeared into the studio in early 2012 to record their first full-length album - From Timid to Timbuktu. After six months at San Francisco’s Telephone Recording (owned by SF indie fixture John Vanderslice), From Timid to Timbuktu has become a reality.
The album is a bright, 35-minute expedition through the world of the Berkeley youths. Frequently drawing comparisons to Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend and The Strokes, the album is elegant and lively, while maintaining the lo-fi aesthetic that made their debut so popular. Many bloggers viewed The Aldgate EP as a sunny, jaunty summer record. While From Timid to Timbuktu maintains aspects of that same luminous California sound, the record also contains darker moments, addressing complex ideas like teenaged insecurity and the fear of aging.
“Black & White” the first single off From Timid to Timbuktu was released online in late August, and the entire album was digitally released on Friday, September 7th.