Rachel Kaiser now singing for Brandon Flowers

Not too long ago, we here at Linescratchers welcomed a tight brother-sister duo into the fold: The Neighbors.  Adam and Rachel Kaiser are well-known for their great live shows and fun and accessible alternative pop.  But fans of the band might have recently been surprised to see Rachel Kaiser, keyboardist, songwriter, and singer, on the Jay Leno show singing backup for Brandon Flowers.  She will be singing for him at live shows until January.  Here is their Jay Leno performance:

Rachel Kaiser now singing for Brandon Flowers

The Neighbors

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We’ve only seen the beginning of this band, mark my words.  With jumping, powerful melodies, strong beats, and a invigoratingly tight blend of vocals, The Neighbors proves conclusively that brother-sister songwriting duos aren’t all incredibly lame. Adam and Rachel Kaiser, both singers and both songwriters in Provo, UT, have been working on their first album, and the singles they’ve released give us enough reason to be impatient for more. Music critics nowadays generally lament that there’s nothing new under the sun, but The Neighbors seems to like pushing that envelope, if not by complete iconoclasm, then through eclectic and courageous synthesis. Nothing is held back, giving us all hope that there is more to say yet in Western pop music. The Neighbors graciously accepted some interview questions so we could get to know them a little better. If you’re interested in their tunes (and why wouldn’t you be?) be sure to vote for them (every day) at the battle of the bands mentioned at the end of the interview.  Highly recommended. Continue reading “The Neighbors”

The Neighbors