The 80s are a hard habit to break, and Utah’s Neon Trees are smart enough to latch on to our weakness. A cross between a less-pretentious The Killers and a less-Eurotrashy Tokio Hotel, the band have, in fact, supported The Killers on tour, and the similarities are immediate. The diff is that Neon Trees’ electro rock pop is catchy to a fault; as much as Tyler Glenn emotes on the 10 songs, one is more likely to bop along too happily to pay the band’s deeper intentions any proper attention.
Text Christopher Ujine Ong
LISTEN TO: ‘Animal’, ‘In The Next Room’
IF YOU LIKE THIS YOU’LL DIG: Fun, Hellogoodbye, Cage The Elephant
Climb a tree at www.myspace.com/neontrees.