The three guitarists/vocalists in Local Natives met while attending Orange County High School in California. They recruited a drummer and bass player, completing the formation of the band in 2008, with the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles becoming their home base. Sunlit Youth is the third full-length album from Local Natives. It was recorded over a two year period- in Thailand, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Hawaii and Ojai, California. The new record continues to provide the three-part vocal harmonies fans have come to expect from Local Natives. Sunlit Youth is notable for the addition of more synths to their "orchestral" sound.