Local H have released a new single, relatively, out of nowhere. With barely a one week notice, Local H grabbed the attention of fans on Twitter with the old school television “off air” visual and message, “In one week. Please stand by…”
A few days after that, another video was posted as shown below. Raise your hand if you listened to that all too familiar music in hopes that the band secretly added a snippet of new music.
Monday. Stay tuned… pic.twitter.com/R42Sv0LME7
— Local H (@LocalH) May 5, 2018
Fast forward to May 6 and anyone lucky enough to be paying attention got a surprise as the song was played on SiriusXM’s Lithium channel. Was this an accident? Was it on purpose? It didn’t really matter as talk on social media spread quickly and had fans in an uproar over new music from the band. Based on what I read, it was all good.
Today, after all the tease and build up, Local H have officially released, Innocents (Edited for Television), available now on iTunes. Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Failure front man, Ken Andrews, “Innocents” finds the band in peak form and more confident than ever.
Even though the song doesn’t start off crazy or chaotic, with the first listen, the song immediately grabs your attention. Muscially there is almost a calming effect. Eventually you start to notice the play on words of “Innocence,” “In A Sense” and “Innocents.” Clever. As the tempo begins to build up, the song starts to take a turn and you really hear the magic of mad men, Scott Lucas and Ryan Harding. I can only imagine the intensity of this song in the live setting.
What remains to be seen is whether or not this is one piece of the puzzle for a new album or something altogether different. Check out the lyric video, directed by Scott Lucas, below.
Local H are part of the Summerland Tour with Everclear and Marcy Playground. Ticket links for dates can be found here.
May 17- Gas Monkey Live! — Dallas, TX
May 18 – River Road Ice House — New Braunfels, TX
May 19 – Bucks Backyard — Buda, TX
May 21 – House Of Blues — New Orleans, LA
May 23 – The Cowan — Nashville, TN
May 24 – The Buckhead Theater — Atlanta, GA
May 25 – Mavericks Live — Jacksonville, FL
May 26 – Abacoa Amphitheater — Jupiter, FL
May 29 – Pour House — Raleigh, NC
May 30 – The State Theater — Falls Church, VA
May 31 – Electric Factory — Philadelphia, PA
June 1 – The Strand Ballroom & Theater — Providence, RI
June 2 – Dr. Pepper Park — Roanoke, VA
June 3 – The Paramount — Huntington, NY
June 5 – Irving Plaza — New York City, NY
June 6 – Jerel’s Rhythm Grille — Warrendale, PA
June 7 – Piere’s Entertainment Center — Fort Wayne, IN
June 8 – Blind Pig — Ann Arbor, MI
June 9 – The Phoenix Concert Theater — Toronto, ON
June 11 – London Music Hall — London, ON
June 13 – House Of Blues — Cleveland, OH
June 14 – The Intersection — Grand Rapids, MI
June 15 – Indian Crossing Casino — Waupaca, WI
June 16 – The Forge — Joliet, IL
June 17 – Crossroads — Kansas City, MO
June 18 – Brenton Skate Plaza — Des Moines, IA
June 21 – Revolution Concert House & Event Center — Boise, ID
June 22 – Showbox SoDo — Seattle, WA
June 24 – Crystal Ballroom — Portland, OR
June 27 – Ace Of Spades — Sacramento, CA
June 28 – The Fonda — Los Angeles, CA
June 29 – House Of Blues — Anaheim, CA
June 30 – Fremont Street Experience — Las Vegas, NV
July 1 – The Cave — Big Bear Lake, CA
Check out G&P Records for all your Local H music and merch needs, including new shirts, Live In Europe on CD and vinyl, photo book The Last Picture Book Outta Zion and more!