New Single Available Now! “The Willful Suspension of Disbelief”

The Willful Suspension of Disbelief

The Locals 2014 Release “The Willful Suspension of Disbelief”

We’re really excited to announce the release of our brand new single “The Willful Suspension of Disbelief”. We’ll be heading back into the studio to do a full album in Jan 15 but here is a taste of new things to come!

Get the tune here:

Review of Stereostatic Funicular on PopStache

Thanks to PopStache for the great write up on our new album “Stereostatic Funicular”… “The release blends pop with ’90s alternative rock as the strong guitar rhythms, syncopated drumming, and lead singer Yvonne Doll’s soaring vocals create a fun and somewhat nostalgic sound.”

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SheWired: Broad Sheet (Looky who is #1)

Thanks to the folks at SheWired Magazine for including us in their most recent “Broad” Sheet (all puns intended). Looks like we can cancel those twerking lessons…
. Music: The Locals’ Stereostatic Funicular

“It’s hard not to fall for Yvonne Doll, the sexy, in-your-face badass lead singer/guitarist, and aggressively sexy bass player Christy Nunes, of The Locals, a three-member, guitar-heavy alt-pop rock band from Chicago. Doll and Nunes are a couple, and their off-stage intensity comes across on-stage, too. Their alt-rock cred is cemented with their newest album, Stereostatic Funicular, their sixth album and a worthy follow up to their breakthrough, 2010’s Salt…” read the whole write up
—Diane Anderson-Minshall

Album Review: Radio One Chicago : StereoStatic Funicular

Posted by WLUW 88.7 (Radioone Blog).

The newest EP by veteran indie rock/alt-pop band The Locals, produced by Steve Gillis at Chicago’s Transient Sound, is the curiously titled Stereostatic Funicular. According to the group’s PR, the title was inspired by a trip to Spain, specifically by the “stereostatic” chain models that Anton Gaudi created to calculate the height/width of each column of the Sagrada Famila and “Funiculars,” trams that whisk riders up to the tops of high mountains.

Stereostatic Funicular opens with “Running Toward the Sound,” a jangly throwback to the polished guitar rock of the 90s (think Belly and Juliana Hatfield), and “3 ” From the Floor,” which positively buzzes with sexy vocals, sinister bass, powerful drumming and one hell of a hook.

“Inventio” dips even deeper into the modern rock well, referencing Berlin and Missing Persons, although Gillis’ production is contemporary and the track will certainly appeal to fans of The Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Metric. Penultimate track “Commerce” is just plain pretty in its lead-up to crunchy, guitar-driven power pop, while closer “Bellissimo” features backing vocals by Jason Narducy of Verbow and Bob Mould fame.

The Locals show a real knack for songwriting on Stereostatic Funicular that, when paired with the assured production and range of influences, results in something truly postmodern: something old, something new, something special.

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Ceasar Live N Loud (Portugal): A review of Stereostatic Funicular

Introducing The Locals

Hey guys! I am happy to introduce you to The Locals, an alt-rock/power pop band from Chicago. The band consists of members: Yvonne Doll: Vocals, Songwriter, Guitar, Christy Nunes: Bass and Tommy Oerding: Drums. One of the reasons I wanted to introduce you to this band is the fact that bassist Christy Nunes has some portuguese roots, her great grandfather is from my lovely island, Madeira! 🙂 Returning to the music…. they’ve just released a new EP, Stereostatic Funicular, which was produced by Steve Gillis. My favourite tracks are 3 Inches From The Floor, Inventio and Bellissimo, 3 great pop/rock tracks that remind me a bit of No Doubt. I can definitely picture Bellissimo being part of a movie soundtrack (I love that bass)! 3 Inches From The Floor has a very catchy chorus and I love Yvonne’s vocals here! This is the best track off the EP! If you like The Pixies, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Whigs, etc, you will surely enjoy The Locals.

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Stereostatic Funicular Review: Selective Memory Magazine

“Listening to The Locals is like a breath of fresh air, even if that air was harvested from an early ‘90s alternative buzz. This EP is a quick listen and will sift through your pleasure sensories as fast as you caught word of this band. But that’s not a bad thing because listening to Stereostatic Funicular just leads me to want to check out their other releases offered on the band’s Bandcamp page.

The music is easy. The songs, a mixture of taunting defiance and emotional contemplation, it never gets sappy, nor does it get cocky. Yvonne Doll espouses enough restraint to allow room for listener interpretation. What you get out of it all is a feeling of pure unadulterated rock pleasure.

I have to say I really like what The Locals are doing. It seems like their music would be fun to transcend into a live setting, and a band like this has potential with an already solid foundation. Depsite being surrounded by hipster motivations, what this band does best is ignore popular vote and create solid alternative rock the Midwest has to offer.”

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