Local Natives’ songwriter, vocalist and pianist Kelcey Ayer unveils ‘Hawaiian License Plates.’, the third single taken from ‘Tasha Sits Close to the Piano’, his upcoming debut album as Jaws of Love., released today via K-Rizzla/House Arrest. The album will be released digitally on September 22nd with its gatefold coloured vinyl release available in the UK on 3rd November.
The first solo project born out of the acclaimed Los Angeles group, Jaws of Love. introspective arrangements contrast Local Natives rolling melodies and euphorically cathartic choruses. Honing in on his master craft: the emotive piano ballad as highlighted on the five-piece critically acclaimed second album ‘Hummingbird’, Kelcey has always led his band more emotionally charged and expansive songs, already showing the songwriting abilities, devices, and craftsmanship perfected in ‘Tasha Sits Close to the Piano’.
Recorded as Local Natives geared up to release their third album last summer, in the same LA studio, Electro-Vox, where the band had recorded ‘Sunlit Youth’, over a three-day burst he recorded a handful of his own songs with the help of engineer Michael Harris and mixer Cian Riordan. Without any intention of releasing the tracks initially, he returned to the studio later in the year, and – aided by the studio’s myriad synthesizers, antique equipment, preamps, and outboard gear, in addition to drums recorded by Local Natives’ drummer Matt Frazier – Ayer completed his captivating solo debut.
The talented singer-songwriter will play his debut solo headline show on 21st September at The Masonic Lodge, Hollywood Forever Cemetery in L.A before embarking in a West Coast tour in November. Kicking off in San Francisco at Café Du Nord on the 9th and ending at Barboza in Seattle on the 12th, the tour will see COMBAT! as opening act. With plans to take his compelling live set to the UK and Europe in Winter, Jaws of Love. new offering ‘Hawaiian License Plates.’ expansive production will cement his status as a bonafide singer-songwriter.
TOUR DATES: September 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge, November 9 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe du Nord, November 10 – Portland, OR – Fremont Theater, November 11 – Vancouver, BC – St. James Hall – November 12 – Seattle, WA – Barboza.