The Tryout: Animal Kindom
I went to go see former tryout The Neighbourhood at the Troubadour last night and I have to say that I think they're a band that could build a nice following. The band was fun to watch because it was their first big show and first time at The Troubadour and you could see how excited they were. The lead singer's nerves got to him a bit at the beginning but then he settled in and delivered a great show. I definitely recommend checking out their EP and I'm surprised that their single sweater weather, below, hasn't become a song of the summer.
The Neighbourhood were actually the opening act and the headliners were Animal Kingdom, who were also pretty good. They seem more like backing music than something you'd really sit and focus on but they still put on a solid live show. Here's their first single, Strange Attractor.
On a side note, I'd also recommend checking out the Australian crime flick Animal Kingdom. It came out a few years ago and didn't get a ton of mainstream press but it was a very good crime flick and helped kick-off the career of Joel Edgemont (Warrior, The Thing). Oh, and while I'm hyping up Edgemont, "Warrior" is on Netflix Instant and while it isn't a perfect film, it's a very good movie that's also worth checking out.
Anyway, here's Neighbourhood's Sweater Weather.