“Wide Eyes” is this first song I heard from California band Local Natives. Their debut full-length album, Gorilla Manor, was released in England in 2009, then February of 2010 here in the States. This song mixes the vocal feelings of Fleet Foxes with the frenetic passion of Modest Mouse. Despite my annoying capacity to compare one band’s sound to another band’s sound, this song from Local Natives feels fresh. The vocal arrangements, solid drumming, and cool guitar work make it stand-out in the ever widening sea of indie-pop faces.