The Neighborhood. This is your official notice.
This Los Angeles group have maintained a shockingly low profile for this day and age. especially considering the loads of love their first single “Female Robbery” garnered in the United Kingdom after being played on Radio 1. The frontman of the quintet is 20-year-old Jesse James Rutherford, a former child-actor who also was briefly involved with a LA based hip-hop group.
The diversity of sounds are reminiscent of Foster the People’s genre-bending indie-rock-folk-hop. Hip hop-ish vocals that turn haunting in an instant and organic acoustic guitars are all driven and enabled by a pulsating urban-esque rhythm; there’s even a hint of sampling.
The term “buzz band” always seems a bit silly, but it’s all too fitting in this care. The Neighbourhood are 2 for 2 thus far in creating “buzz” worthy tracks, and there’s no reason to think that they’ll let up. For now we’ll take what we can get, while this rarest of true buzz-bands lurks under the surface waiting to breach.
That’s right: a whale metaphor. So what?
You can find both singles below available for download below.