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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marc heilbrunn
9 years ago

haha i didn't know jesse was a child actor

Eddie Jankins
9 years ago

According to their facebook, they're launching an album on May 7th, 2012.

9 years ago

Awesome band, and the video rocks!!

8 years ago
Reply to  Markanthony3k

you should check out the video for "Female Robbery" too... its on their website right now, http://www.thenbhd.com, and its pretty killer

8 years ago

los conoci por medio de una publicaciòn en facebook y la verdad me fascinò su mùsica !! saludos desde Argentina

Ross CMR
Ross CMR
8 years ago

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

Dan Fratoni
8 years ago

The Neighbourhood just released the newest video for 'Sweater Weather.' Really brings the lyrics to life. http://www.vevo.com/watch/x/x/USSM21300246.