New: The Neighbourhood, "Hate Machine" (Feat. Danny Brown)

The California outfit are back, with a new sitar-meets-trap single

The Neighbourhood made serious waves in 2012 due to the strength of their self-reflective debut album, I Love You, after releasing some of the year's best pop anthems in "Sweater Weather" and "Female Robbery" demonstrating their aptitude for dark, indie-rock ballads. Now, after remaining somewhat silent for the last year, the California-based outfit have returned with a paranoid new single called "Hate Machine," which features a verse from noted rap slinger Danny Brown. It may sound like an unusual pairing on paper, but, over a sitar-style rap beat, it's actually pure audible gold. Listen: