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The Neighbourhood Reach for the Stratosphere on 'I Love You' - Album Premiere

Los Angeles newcomers craft spacey debut

April 16, 2013 9:00 AM ET
The Neighbourhood
The Neighbourhood, 'I Love You'
Courtesy Columbia Records

On their debut album I Love You, the Neighbourhood reach into the stratosphere and craft 11 moody, atmospheric rock tracks. The Los Angeles newcomers adore soaring textures and add them liberally to such tracks as "How," "Everybody's Watching Me (Uh Oh)" and "Let It Go" – along with doses of mechanical drums, opaque tones and cloudy vocals from frontman Jesse Rutherford.

"Alleyways" kicks into another gear with head-bobbing kicks and a streamlined clarity that brings Rutherford's voice to the forefront. "Afraid" coasts on frustrated emotions that bubble to the surface, and closing track "Float" skates by with skippy percussion.

I Love You will be out April 23rd on Columbia.

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