The Neighbourhood – Sweater Weather / Female Robbery

The latest buzz band out of California right now is The Neighbourhood, a laid-back guitar pop band whose retro-noir sound can be most obviously be compared to Lana Del Rey. Their best song right now is the insanely catchy “Sweater Weather”, whose chorus “It’s too cold for you here. Now, let me hold both your hands in the holes of my sweater” will be stuck in your head in a matter of moments. It’ll be interesting to see if they can use this song to rocket into the mainstream like Lana’s done. I have a feeling you might be hearing this song on repeat on Top 40 radio this summer.

While the way the singer phrases his lyrics are a lot like how Lana Del Rey does it, “Female Robbery” even uses some samples straight out of Lana song and the found footage used in the video feels exactly like something Lana would have used. I guess what I’m trying to say is that The Neighbourhood is the perfect band for something who’s a Lana hater but still secretly likes all her songs and wants something new that they can listen to out in public with all their hipster hater friends.

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