Provo, Utah, rock band Neon Trees first came to the national stage in late 2008 when they were chosen as the opening band on The Killers' North American tour and were signed to a deal with Mercury Records soon after. The band, consisting of Tyler Glenn on vocals and guitar, Chris Allen on guitar, Branden Campbell on Bass and Elaine Bradley on drums and backing vocals is one of many new wave pop rock bands who have made headways in the music industry by creating radio-ready rock music with catchy and dance-friendly melodies that allow them to bridge a variety of genres seamlessly.
The band's first studio album, Habits, was released in 2010 and their first single, "Animal" would hit No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and claim the top spot on the alternative rock chart. Along with singles like "1983" and "Your Surrender," Neon Trees was able to build a groundswell of support in the music industry and would soon land a series of huge frontlining gigs for a variety of bands like Panic! At the Disco, My Chemical Romance and many more. With a style that's every bit indicative of contemporary dance rock with the sensibilities of '60s garage rock, Neon Trees had found a unique niche on the music scene that allowed them to steadily gain popularity.
In 2012, Neon Trees dropped their second full-length studio album and did a bevy of pre-promotion for the record with the early release of the single, "Everybody Talks." The song was featured in a series of advertisements and television shows, which helped to build momentum for the record, Picture Show. The song would be the highest chart topper to-date, reaching No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and becoming a fixture on pop, rock and alternative radio. While the band is certainly known for its catchy melodies, Picture Show continued Glenn's penchant for weaving in darker themes like masochism, gender, politics, vanity, longing that gives the music a uniquely bold edge.
With two hit albums in the books, a bevy of tour dates on the horizon and a group that's breaking out of its opener status to become a true headliner, Neon Trees has just scratched the surface of its potential and should be a driving force on the pop rock music scene for the foreseeable future. A third album is on the way and fans are eagerly anticipating what the band will do next