Neon Trees Create a Buzz in the Music Scene
By Alison Sikes NYU
Utah. A state known for its outdoor activities and scenic views, not for flash and bright colors. Alternative band Neon Trees hopes to electrify their home stateâ€™s reputation.Â Â Self-described as post-pop punk, Neon Treesâ€™ sound is infectious, entertaining, and dance-worthy.Â Â Lead singer Tyler Glenn accredits bands like Passion Pit and The Big Pink as well as French DJs to their enthralling music. These influences are apparent in their first single â€œAnimal.â€ The catchy song is a solid debut about comparing the start of a relationship toâ€¦well, to an animal. The upcoming video for â€œAnimalâ€ also takes from an interesting source of influenceâ€”Batman. As a teenager, Glenn loved superheroes like X-Men and of course, The Dark Knight. The band drew from their love of the Tim-Burton-directed Batman and paid homage to the Joker scene in which he and his cronies wreak havoc in an art gallery. Whether inspired by caped-crusaders or by electronic tastemakers, prepare for Neon Treesâ€™ forthcoming album, Habits, to be filled with seductive vocals and hard-edged tracks about the habits of a relationship. Be sure to give Habits a listen when it is released on March 23!