2012-03-29T23:39:55-04:00 2012-04-01T16:50:09-04:00

The Neighbourhood - "Sweater Weather"

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.

      The Neighbourhood -Female Robbery
Download: The Neighbourhood - Female Robbery

      The Neighborhood - Sweater Weather
Download: The Neighbourhood - Sweater Weather

Alternative · Indie · Rock · Videos


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  • haha i didn't know jesse was a child actor

    Avatar marc heilbrunn April 5, 2012 1:34 AM Reply
  • According to their facebook, they're launching an album on May 7th, 2012.

    Avatar Eddie Jankins April 7, 2012 8:32 PM Reply
  • Awesome band, and the video rocks!!

    Avatar Markanthony3k June 11, 2012 4:05 PM Reply
    • you should check out the video for "Female Robbery" too... its on their website right now, http://www.thenbhd.com, and its pretty killer

      Avatar RachRockinOut August 15, 2012 10:49 PM Reply
  • los conoci por medio de una publicaciòn en facebook y la verdad me fascinò su mùsica !! saludos desde Argentina

    Avatar Yanina August 20, 2012 2:29 PM Reply
  • The neighbourhood is in @Spotify's new emerge program for up and coming artists. Help puch them to #1 on the charts by streaming their material here http://open.spotify.com/app/emerge

    Avatar Ross CMR December 8, 2012 1:32 PM Reply
  • The Neighbourhood just released the newest video for 'Sweater Weather.' Really brings the lyrics to life. http://www.vevo.com/watch/x/x/USSM21300246.

    Avatar Dan Fratoni March 6, 2013 10:19 PM Reply

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