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Artist of the Week: Neon Trees

Week 18 of 2012

Neon Trees

Two years after busting the charts with "", are back with their second studio album "". A collection of 11 tracks with as one and the only featured guest, the album leads the alternative rock band to climb to No. 17 on Billboard Hot 200.

"We wrote this as if it were a soundtrack," they explain. "Listen this album as a piece or choose the songs that fit your moment." The songs include a simple, yet captivating composition "Close to You", a killer song with angry lyrics "Teenage Sounds", and a summertime track "Weekend".

They peaked at No. 7 on Billboard Alternative Songs chart through catchy pop number "Everybody Talks". Tyler Glenn says the song shows what the band were listening to of late. "We fell in love with a lot of like Roy Orbison and the Motown music that my dad listens to," he tells Rolling Stone

The band are currently on tour to promote the new album. They will perform at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa on May 1, and will continue traveling across North America until August. For more detailed info about their upcoming shows, fans can visit their official website.

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Tyler Glenn and Chris Allen started out as neighbors but they went on becoming bandmates who tour around the world. Neon Trees officially were formed in 2005 by the duo after they moved to Provo, Utah. Glenn took the band's name after the neon palm trees that he saw while sitting in a restaurant as a child. They initially played with some guys and made some EPs under the moniker but the band did not work. » more

 
 
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