Panic! At The Disco has come out with their new album Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die for a couple of days now.
Apart from the nude music video for Girls/Girls/Boys, other new and exciting elements of this album include completely fresh sounds for the band that create a versatile tracklist of differing moods.
Personal favorites include Far Too Young to Die and The End of All Things. Good for pensive times and apocalyptic ones too.
Downtempo / Indie Rock / Alternative
These guys are on a roll and nothing’s gonna stop them. Single after amazing single, it’s like they’ve got some hidden music sweatshop operation going on. Lucky for us, unlike most sweatshops, this one features hardcore quality control. Not to be patronising the least bit, but these guys seem to have a limitless supply of new material and excellence. Like their other tracks, the band continues making music that denotes a dark noir atmosphere. $TING however, has a much slower tempo than most of their tracks and features skilfully planted distortions. If you’re interested enough check out the lyrics as well, they’re dark and sincere as hell.
“Don’t take this the wrong way”
If you aren’t there yet, jump on the bandwagon at their soundcloud here.
Indie Rock / Alternative / Hip-Hop
I’ve been spread pretty thin of late hence the late post on The Neighbourhood’s latest single No Grey. The Californian group is quickly going from diligent to prolific. With barely any break between their debut album release along with track releases, one can only assume they’re making new material alongside with having an endless arsenal of tracks that weren’t included in the debut album I Love You. To be honest, it’s all pretty irrelevant because as long we’re getting more music from them, we’re gonna go ahead and call ourselves lucky.
As usual follow them at their soundcloud here
Hip-Hop / Indie Rock / Alternative / Rap
Remember the last time we missed out on a The Neighbourhood track? Never, that’s when. I practically idolize these guys. So of course I wasn’t about to miss out on this one either. Since the release of their last album I Love You a few months back, these guys haven’t been lazy at all. Or maybe this was just one of the tracks that got left out of the album.
Either way, I’m just happy as hell to hear more from them.
If you aren’t following them already, get to it at their soundcloud here.
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.