I heard this band for the first time yesterday and I instantly thought of Local Natives. Their frontmen have similar voices except The Neighbourhood has a more free-flowing way of delivering the lyrics. This song, their single, has gotten some buzz on YouTube (amassing over 1 million views, quite an impressive feat for a band without a full length release). Their almost hip hop feel comes from frontman’s roots in the LA hip hop scene and it creates a surging beat with unadulterated indie musicals behind him. The track above is laden with innuendoes and this makes for a good song to get the mood right with a special someone, but it is the drums about a minute in that get me every time. So great! Check out their other videos (like “Female Robbery”), they are great and all done in the same high-contrast black and white. Enjoy.
The Neighbourhood – Sweater WeatherWednesday, December 12th, 2012