When we were introduced to The Hard Knocks this spring, we instantly compared them to modern indie favorites like The Neighbourhood and The 1975. But that was before “Hosana.” This track is a two-and-a-half minute bulldozer over every preconception we had about LA band. It expands our previous comparisons to legends like Michael Jackson and Queen. On the recording lead singer Shane Hunter sounds like he’s singing for his life, sparking this ball of retro energy that is a perfect reminder of what our generation is missing. We’ll keep you posted on the band’s upcoming ME+ EP.
Hot off the presses! To celebrate teaming up with The Neighbourhood for a nationwide tour, JMSN decided to drop this dreamy, somber track for us today. “Fool” starts you off with some soft strings and haunting vocals and eventually takes you to… well, soft strings and haunting vocals. But it’s awesome. And so are you. Happy Thursday.
I think it’s obvious The Neighbourhood have made an impact on all our ears and will only continue to do so. They seem to treat us with a new track every few weeks and I’m not complaining about that one bit! Today they released a track called “$TING” which is smooth and gloomy in the best way possible. Head over to Complex to also hear a new JMSN track which will appear on the 7″ single featuring “$TING”. It’s available on “The Love Collection Tour” this summer.
After touring extensively over the past few years, The Neighbourhood is finally going on their first national headlining tour. They are bringing a few friends with them–friends who happen to also be some of our favorite artists, including Lovelife, The 1975, and JMSN. Icing on the cake? The guys are releasing three limited split 7″ singles with their friends; these will be available at every show.
The NBHD has never been shy about their hip-hop influences. “West Coast” marks the return of lead singer Jesse Rutherford’s rapping (previously known as Jesse James) and truly is a sun-kissed, summer jam. Lovelife’s ”Every Minute” is a silky smooth, dramatic taste of indie rock witha falsetto bit that will change your life. Thank God for bands that care.
I’m so West Coast, it’s a goddamn shame
It’s almost here. On April 23rd The Neighbourhood will release their debut album I Love You via Columbia Records. You can stream it below in all of its glory, thanks to Rolling Stone. I don’t know if I was anticipating an album this year more than this one, and so far, it does not disappoint. All aspects of one of our favorite bands are in full effect here; it’s dark, brooding, sensual, raunchy, bleak, confident, transformative, manipulative, suave, angry, and always lovely.
The Neighbourhood have found their niche within the industry and look to expand upon it with their debut full-length I Love You, which will be out on April 23rd via Columbia Records. I genuinely believe these guys will rightfully infiltrate the mainstream by the summertime. You can quote me on that. Below are two video snippets, featuring brand new songs, “Everybody’s Watching Me (Uh Oh)” and “W.D.Y.W.F.M?,” from I Love You. If for some reason you weren’t already excited for the album, now you will be.
[via Pigeons & Planes]
I get emails from people I don’t know. That’s just part of my life now. Depending on how intriguing the subject line is or even how much free time I have, I’ll open the mass email, and occasionally, I’ll like the song held within it. When I get an email that says, “For fans of The 1975, Pacific Air, [and] The Neighbourhood,” I have to stop and pay attention to it. This guy knows what he’s doing, and either he will be dead off in his comparison or he’s managing my new favorite band. Luckily in the case of The Hard Knocks, he’s managing my new favorite band. The SoCo-based four-piece is headed in the right direction, garnering comparisons to some of my favorite buzz bands of the past few years. It’s gonna be very interesting to see where this single takes them, and what’s next for this group.
We’ll keep you posted on The Hard Knock’s debut ME EP, coming out May 7th.
Little Daylight decided to make the move and remix The Neighbourhood‘s “Sweater Weather“. Ballsy move if you ask me, but they pulled it off. The Neighbourhood has risen to be one of the biggest “buzz bands” of the year, receiving feature requests from some of the top festivals around the world. They deserve it. These guys rock. And this remix aint bad either!
From the start, The Neighbourhood seemed like the band that had it all figured out. They had the personality, the aesthetic, and most importantly, the music to take over the world. And trust me, they will take over the world. Already, they are signed to Columbia and are playing some of the biggest festivals on the planet. Over the past year or so, they have steadily released music accompanied by stunningly cinematic videos, but alas, I think the Cali band has outdone themselves. Introducing the perfect video, where each shot is more picturesque than the previous one. Prepare to be amazed.
Look for their debut album I Love You on April 23rd.
To revamp its latest single, “Let It Go,” The Neighbourhood elicited fellow Cali-native Ghost Loft to head-bobbing results. This remix keeps the ominous and stark vibes of the original, while adding some choice trap sounds that are oh so popular right now. Swerve, amirite?
When people or God made the word “cool,” this is what they had in mind (maybe). One of our favorite bands The Neighbourhood recently dug up these ’90s classics and mashed them up into really probably a perfect cover.
Destiny’s Child + Justin Timberlake + The Neighbourhood = perfection + this blog post + tears + hospitalization + hair loss – constipation / saliva + no friends + tennis elbow – tennis – elbow
2012 has been a good year for music. I know I found some songs and albums that will be with me for years. More importantly, however, I discovered some young artists whose careers I will follow. A lot of these EPs and mixtapes are debuts for artists. These are, perhaps, the first glances at the future of music. Check it out.
Hit continue reading to see the lists and hear a sample from each EP and mixtape.