The Neighbourhood plays a free show at KC Live Block tonight
On the Neighbourhood’s debut full-length, I Love You, the California band starts things off precociously, with the breathy, atmospheric “How”: How could you question God’s existence when you question God himself? It’s an unfortunate turnoff, and the album never really recovers, save for “Sweater Weather,” which has undoubtedly been beaten into your eardrums by now.
So lyrics are not the Neighbourhood’s strength. But the band does forge some interesting textural sounds by meshing hip-hop beats with manufactured synths. Plus, tonight’s show is free, so why the hell not?