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Nativen is an American heritage workwear brand, for hands-on women with know how. 

From our curated collection of vintage pieces to our thoughtfully crafted USA-made workwear,  we are passionate about providing you with the kind of products you will love to live and work in.

We believe that you don't need more stuff. You need better stuff.

 

Music

Nativen Mix: Desert Vibes Vol 1

Kat Parker

Our buddies at Desert & Denim asked us to create a playlist in anticipation of the sweet times we'll be having in just a few short weeks, meeting like-minded folks in Joshua Tree for a renegade trade show like no other. We were happy to oblige. 

Nativen Recommends: Natural Child, Okey Dokey

Kat Parker

Nothing says comfort like some nasty 70s-style country-boogie on your turntable. With Okey Dokey, Nashville trio Natural Child scratches a big old rock n roll itch on the back-side of 2016.

 

This record stands confidently in its all its greazy glory with thick buttery organ, deep grooves, wending guitars, and just enough synth to keep it sexy. And like all the best bands carrying the country-rock mantle past the half-century mark, their themes run refreshingly current.  Natural Child revels in calling bullshit on the special ironies of modern American life, from big brother paranoia in “NSA Blues” to the fraught intersection of spirituality and commerce on “transcendental meditation.”  

Okey Dokey is the band’s 6th album but the first on their own label (Natural Child Music) and it shows – they poured some sophisticated funk into their sound with the addition of the organ, tighter vocals, and a willingness to slow down and settle into a layered groove. They are a touring band by design and between their tales of road glory (read: sex, drugs, broken ribs) they’re smart enough to learn along the way and fold nuggets of sonic wisdom back into their music.

 

Nativen Mix: Something You Got

Kat Parker

There's a delicious chill in the air, so it’s time for some new moves. This month I’m working with a crisp attitude, a renewed sense of self worth, a new beat in my chest … maybe it has to do with the sweaters.

We're in a new music golden age.  A lot of my favorite new sounds are reworking and twisting what came before them, doubling-back, and weaving themselves into the fabric of our music landscape. We’re in a beautiful place in music, revering Bob Dylan’s lyrical genius, remember Phil Chess’ immeasurable contributions to the American musical experience, and looking clear-eyed to the future with all the mojo and reverb we've got.

 

1. Natural Child – NSA Blues

2. Alvin Robinson – Something You Got

3. Betty Davis – Your Mama Wants Ya Back

4. Witch – Smiling Face

5. Courtney Barnett – New Speedway Boogie (Grateful Dead)

6. Devendra Banhart – Fig In Leather

7. Simone Rubi – When I’m Down

8. White Cloud – All Cried Out

9. Bob Dylan & The Band – All You Have To Do

10. Allah-Las – Strange Heat

11. Ike & Tina Turner – Come Together

12. The Jesters – Peter Gunn

13. Etta James – W.O.M.A.N.

14. Bobby Charles & The Band – Down South In New Orleans

15. Dale Hawkins – Everglades

16. Betty Harris – Cry To Me

Nativen Mix: Pop That Thang

Kat Parker

In these sweaty-sunburnt-sandy asphalt days, we deserve all the simple pleasures: iced coffee, cool breezes, and music that elevates us from the heat and also revels in it. Your songs for the summer need to give you that summer FEELING. Make you want to dig a little deeper, push through the swelter, and totally celebrate yourself.

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Nativen Recommends: Mississippi John Hurt

Kat Parker

It’s August and there’s a good possibility you’ll find yourself outdoors late at night, howling at the moon and talking about the stuff of life that unfolds at 2am. For these nights, keep Mississippi John Hurt tucked in your back pocket.

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Nativen Mix: Light As A Feather

Kat Parker

Standing in the moon shadow of a 100 million year old rock formation in the high desert, a calm sensation washes over you, as you truly realize just how insignificant you are in space and time, and how freeing that feels.  

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Nativen Recommends: Hinds

Kat Parker

Leave Me Alone is the debut album from Hinds, a quartet of Spanish gals with heavy guitars, big feelings, and tons of reverb. It’s top-notch slacker beach rock with a beer in one hand and a cig in the other.

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Nativen Mix: Get Low Down

Lily Hetzler

It's December and I'm thinking about Allen Toussaint. I'm thinking about the cradle of American music - wrapped in the swaddling clothes of New Orleans and laid in the manger of the Mississippi Delta.

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