The Neighbourhood – I Love You [California, US]

Indie Rock / Alternative / R&B

Californian based mysterious quintet The Neighbourhood has been one of my many obsessions for a little bit more than a year now. And I’ve had their recent album I Love You in my iTunes library for quite some time. However, since it’s not really out there and available for sharing, it’s been pretty much cooped up there. Damn it’s been difficult keeping it to myself. This is probably one of the best albums I’ve heard in a long while. With a consistent quality throughout, it’s not one of those albums where you pick your top three and toss the rest. Other than the tracks that we’ve already introduced on this blog a few months back from their previous free EP I’m Sorry, the new album has 8 new tracks that do not pale in comparison at all. Their music is a blend of R&B, indie rock, at times hip-hop and alternative all wrapped together in noir-esque atmosphere. To be honest, with the seductive and extremely versatile vocals of Jesse Rutherford, there are no mistakes to be made. It’s all smooth, sexy and secret society with this group.
Listen and brag before they get swallowed by the mainstream!

I don’t usually do this but since it’s not up on soundcloud or bandcamp, so here’s the full album on youtube. It’s a bit of a hassle but it’s definitely worth it. W.D.Y.W.F.M and Flawless are my favorites from the ones we haven’t heard before.

Learn more about them at their facebook page here, and get the new album via iTunes store here.

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