In our music ADD generation, it takes a lot for a band to get noticed...especially when they’re a complete mystery. Such is the case with L.A.‘s The Neighbourhood, who up until yesterday was entirely anonymous - no photos, no information, no members’ names, nothing- save for a pair of tracks that quickly made the rounds on the internet. It seems like overnight that The Neighbourhood’s breakout single “Sweater Weather” shot to #1 on The Hype Machine, with the group’s prior song “Female Robbery” (released back in January) following close behind. The song intros might sound suspiciously like a Lana Del Rey track (the opening to “Female Robbery” reminds us of “Blue Jeans”), but these guys quickly come into their own with hazy harmonies and a haunting instrumental backbone for an end result that can’t help but leave us feeling a little bit light-headed. Punch drunk love, indeed. Download the songs below and find out more here.
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