Mosquito – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

It is a “soul record”, is what Karen O says about Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ fourth album, titled ‘Mosquito’. To those of you who already considered turning away, take a look at the album cover. Now read on. Continue reading

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I’m Sorry (EP) – The Neighbourhood

Given how their name is spelled, it would appear that the band hails from England. They are, apparently, a five-piece band from California. Not much is yet known about The Neighbourhood, even after looking at the band’s Facebook page and the website. Everything from their site to their music videos appears monochromatic. Every inch is leeched colorless.  In fact, when the lead singer Jesse James Rutherford was asked by MTV about the same, he said” I call everything we do ‘black and white’. There is no grey area with what we’re doing.”  It is quite clear what they wish to put forth right now: the main focus is on their music.

The EP, “I’m Sorry”, has a total of five tracks, which involves a lovely mixture of Indie rock, R & B, Hip Hop and electronic. That sounds like a wild muddle of genres for an EP, but it doesn’t hurt their style at all. In fact, the variety is a very pleasant welcome for the ears. Continue reading