The Neighbourhood will be coming to the Showbox SoDo on April 9th as part of a nationwide tour.
The second album from The Neighbourhood, ‘Wiped Out!’ came to life in a makeshift living-room studio near the band’s Southern California hometown. After spending three months dreaming up riffs and beats and melodies at a live-in studio by the ocean, singer Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mikey Margott, and drummer Brandon Fried took up in Abels’s mom’s Simi Valley home, set up their equipment on a ping-pong table, and began piecing those otherworldly sounds into songs. Working with producer Jono Dorr — one half of the production team 4e, who collaborated with The Neighbourhood on their 2014 mixtape ‘#000000 & #FFFFFF’ — the L.A.-based band built off their hip-hop-meets-alt-pop aesthetic and shaped a whole new sound that’s stark but intricately layered, moody but hypnotically melodic.
“Since the last album came out, people have asked us about how we came up with a song like ‘Sweater Weather,'” says Rutherford, referring to the double-platinum breakout single from The Neighbourhood’s 2013 debut ‘I Love You.’ “I’ve thought about that a lot, and I swear it just comes down how we felt on that day and where we were at in our lives. Being at Zach’s place really brought us back to that, and put our emotions in exactly the right place.”
Check out our review of the 2016 Showbox Sodo show HERE.
Tickets are available here. Tickets are set to go on sale today.
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