The Neighbourhood Releases Self-Titled Album, ‘Scary Love’ Music Video
In lieu of sweater weather, The Neighbourhood is embarking on a successful spring season with the band’s recent self-titled album drop.
After two back-to-back EPs, (“Hard” in Sept. 2017 and “To Imagine” in Jan. 2018) these boys are on fire and coming in hot with a selection of suave tunes. The eponym is available now on all major streaming platforms, catch a first listen here on The Sights And Sounds.
Stream The Neighbourhood – ‘The Neighbourhood’ below:
The latest is the group’s third studio album via Columbia Records. “The Neighbourhood” stays in the band’s comfort zone as it nearly mirrors the strong reverb and alternative style they’ve produced previously. Even so, the borderline psychedelic sound is soothing and works for them as they’ve made a mark in this field of the music biz over the past few years.
It’s a common trend for bands and artists to debut their careers with self-titled bodies of work. The shameless dub of this LP milestones late in The Neighbourhood’s profession could come across as some sort-of claim on the group’s technique in this subset of the indie rock genre.
The title of the intro track, “Flowers,” puts off the idea at first glance that this album is about to blossom into a smiley soundtrack for frolicking through springtime meadows. Personally, I was expecting similar songwriting to like, The Lumineers. Once pressing play, less-than-sunny lyrics emerge out of this LP right off the bat;
“Every day you want me to make
Something I hate all for your sake
I’m such a fake, I’m just a doll
I’m a rip-off and it turns you on.”
If truth be told, the overarching energy of “The Neighbourhood” is quite somber. Vocalist Jesse Rutherford explores the blue aura surrounding his deepest nerves, reflecting on “Sadderdaze” and empty voids. For a visual representation of what the group is going for with this release, scope the “Scary Love” music video. It stars Tommy Wiseau, filmmaker of “The Room.”
Rutherford, drummer Brandon Alexander Fried, bassist Mikey Margott and guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels are the faces behind it all. The five linked up in Newbury Park, CA, in 2011 and have been lulling the respective listener with dreamy basslines and introspective lyrics ever since.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
April 6: Denver, CO @ The Ogden
April 7: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
April 9: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
April 10: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
April 11: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
April 13: Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 18: San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (with Alt-J)
April 20: Indio, CA @ Coachella
June 18: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
June 19: Richmond, VA @ The National
June 20: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
June 22: New Haven, CT @ College Street
June 23: Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
June 25: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
June 26: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
June 27: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
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