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NEW MUSIC NOW > Meet The Neighbourhood: Who Are You Listening to This Week?

New Music Now! 2012/05/24 23:00:00
Meet SodaHead's new favorite artist! Last week, we introduced Passion Pit. This week, we're listening to an enigmatic California indie band called The Neighbourhood. Part of The Neighbourhood's charm lies in the way the band has accumulated massive cult appeal in a very short time without revealing much about its origins. Now they're on a fast track to the top, and they've only released five songs.

By the time the band was getting attention from music blogs, almost nothing was known about the people behind it. Now we know that it consists of five young guys from the Los Angeles area who spontaneously formed a band hardly nine months ago. And by young, we mean young. The oldest guy in the band is 21, and one of them is still in high school. Yet the songs they're producing are as hip as Fleet Foxes, as pensive as Lykke Li, and as crisp as early Maroon 5.

Their latest music video is for "Sweater Weather," a melancholy pop tune about the sensual ambivalence of young love. The video's black and white split-screen shots emphasize the band's darkly relaxed atmosphere, treating the lyrics like an afterthought -- a mere vehicle to convey the particular mood of the song. It's an ethereal mix of cool and warm, cloudy and clear, melancholy and joy, new and old. Check out the video below, then let us know what you're listening to this week. And feel free to post a link or a video. We'd love to hear from you!

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  • Daniel 2012/06/01 04:45:50
  • Happy 2012/05/31 23:38:06
    Happy
    Evanescence, Nightwish, Marilyn Manson, Eluvietie and Rammstein to name a few.
  • Vennie 2012/05/31 20:52:11
    Vennie
    Peter Hollens. He's amazing! And cute! check him out at www.peterhollens.com
  • M!ZEL 2012/05/31 16:50:41
    M!ZEL
    +3
    Silversun Pickups
  • Auora 2012/05/31 04:31:10
    Auora
    MUCC, Dir en grey, lynch., DEATHGAZE, D'espairsRay, ReivieЯ, R-15, Versailles ~philharmonic quintet~, VAMPS, Airborne Toxic Event,Tool, Phoenix
  • Suze 2012/05/31 02:34:54
    Suze
    +3
    Of Mice and Men, Every Time I Die, August Burns Red, Miss May I, We Came as Romans,Talking Heads, Memphis May Fire, Woe is Me, and gotta keep some classic punk and folk in there with the Talking Heads and Woodie Guthrie
  • Vennie 2012/05/30 18:31:38
    Vennie
    You gotta check out Peter Hollens www.peterhollens.com who is a brilliant musician who has to be seen and heard to be believed. Check out Skyrim cover he did with Lindsey Sirling. Awesome!
  • memorieslostinphotos 2012/05/30 09:22:08
    memorieslostinphotos
    +1
    All Time Low, Anarbor, Augustana, Austin Gibbs, Brighten, The Cab, A Day to Remember, Every Avenue, Fall Out Boy, Forever the Sickest Kids, The Fray, Go Radio, Hot Chelle Rae, The Maine, Marianas Trench, Mayday Parade, A Rocket to the Moon, Simple Plan, The Summer Set, There For Tomorrow, This Century, We Are The In Crowd, We The Kings :)
  • Lexi 2012/05/29 23:33:46
    Lexi
    +2
    Mat Musto <3

    Mat Musto
  • Ben 2012/05/29 18:26:06
    Ben
    Since the title is NEW music, I'd have to say that I've been listening to Far Too Loud lately. Good stuff.
  • democoach 2012/05/29 05:40:51
    democoach
    i am enjoying fleet foxe, and FUN, oh and RED especially the feed the machine song
  • concerned dude 2012/05/29 00:28:27
  • Gasbagmike 2012/05/28 16:41:49 (edited)
    Gasbagmike
    +1
    I listen to whats popular in my school
    Rush, Metallica, avenged sevenfold, Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Five Finger Death Punch, AC/DC, Skillet
    avenged sevenfold godsmack days grace finger death punch acdc skillet
  • Sarah Hense 2012/05/28 16:28:18
    Sarah Hense
    +2
    New music? the hot sexy cowboy rapper/singer Matthew Edward Hall music hot sexy cowboy rappersinger matthew edward hall
  • StarryNights17 2012/05/28 16:06:06
    StarryNights17
    +3
    Evanescence, Metallica, Janus, Shinedown, Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Otherwise, Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, AC/DC, Nightwish, Halestorm, Skillet, Taylor Swift, Staind, and Hinder. Plus more. Haha.
  • jacob crim 2012/05/28 11:57:43
    jacob crim
    LOL Sodahead "introduced" Passion Pit last week? They have been around since 2009!

    here are some legit NEW artists I am listening too, NEW as in their first albums came out this year.









    OK new here are some artists that might be new to some, they have released albums this year.








  • Cameryn (◠‿◠✿) 2012/05/28 07:05:31
  • mark 2012/05/28 05:42:45
    mark
    The Late Gary Moore



    Some Old Triumph



    More Acoustic From One Of My Favorites
    Tommy Emmanuel

  • Jessica Mogensen 2012/05/28 04:54:26
    Jessica Mogensen
    +1
    black veil brides and blood on the dancefloor
  • wutwut Jessica... 2012/05/28 05:30:37
  • Pinkdesertrose 2012/05/28 02:59:22
  • Stoner 2012/05/28 02:46:33
  • Megurine Luka 2012/05/28 01:07:17 (edited)
    Megurine Luka
    +1
    Evanescence!! :D and Paramore, I Fight Dragons, and a few other bands :)
  • *T.O.P* ♥ MY OPPA <3 2012/05/28 01:06:24
  • GoatHorns 2012/05/28 00:45:04
    GoatHorns
    ELDER - Dead Roots Stirring

  • NickTheAceBassist 2012/05/27 21:47:33
    NickTheAceBassist
    NEW MUSIC?! PULLEAZ E!
  • Soylent Green is people!!! 2012/05/26 23:49:07
  • Soylent Green is people!!! 2012/05/26 23:39:59
    Soylent Green is people!!!
    +2
    Evanescence...
  • Boris D. 2012/05/26 21:26:28
  • jdoke19 2012/05/26 21:23:26
    jdoke19
    kicking good!!
  • Shade 2012/05/26 20:52:11
  • Liz Del Rey 2012/05/26 20:28:41
    Liz Del Rey
    the smiths
    The Smiths

    tegan and sara
    Tegan and Sara
  • Mavii 2012/05/26 20:10:41
  • Laura 2012/05/26 15:54:54
    Laura
    I <3 Marina and the Diamonds so fricking much!!
  • lalala :3 2012/05/26 13:24:53
    lalala :3
    +2
    paramore, Evanescence stuff like that ^.^
  • CAPISCE lalala :3 2012/05/26 15:22:52
    CAPISCE
    That's sexist............:)
  • lalala :3 CAPISCE 2012/05/27 01:11:05
    lalala :3
    lol how? :3
    i love the singer from this band
  • CAPISCE lalala :3 2012/05/27 01:18:57
    CAPISCE
    I liked Heart,Janis Joplin and Fleetwood Mac. lol
  • PaulBot415 2012/05/26 13:01:18
  • jran455 2012/05/26 12:46:02

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