Northwest, Indiana

The young members of Native met in high school and had a record deal with Sargent House (home to Russian Circles, Fang Island and RX Bandits) a year after they formed. The band’s sound is shockingly unique and imaginative Art Punk, played, constructed and composed expertly and with unbridled confidence. The shape-shifting unpredictability is head-spinning as the band switches tempos, tones and moods constantly, leaving the listener blissfully bewildered when it’s all over. While most guys their age are trying to get into college bars with fake IDs, the members of Native are sculpting captivating avant-garde works of sonic art that leave underground music fans in awe.

Dig It: Mclusky, No Age, Minutemen. (MB)