Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Via SNAV: There Goes The Neighbourhood

Recently I came across a new group and sound. My attempts to dig up much detail on The Neighbourhood have proven futile. You get this sense that they’re intentionally trying to stay off the grid, which has proven to be a relatively effective marketing strategy in music recently. It’s almost as if the best way to have everyone hear about you is by not telling anyone who you are. I love the band’s logo.

Anyway, here’s what we do know. The band is a quintet from Newbury Park in California. Despite the misplaced “u” in their name, they do not appear to be British, however this first single “Female Robbery” did debut on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One program. Here is the video.

It has a very Alfred Hitchcock-ish feel to it given the old black and white film footage used. The band also has an EP on the way, one we should see get released later this spring.

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