99.3 THE FOX PRESENTS NEON TREES HAPPENING THURSDAY, JULY 26TH AT VENUE (Originally scheduled for The Commodore Ballroom). SHOWTIME IS 9:30PM.
Any conversation with Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn is likely to be heavy on the word “fascinated.” He’s fascinated by pop culture, the talent of his band mates, authenticity in an inauthentic world and the power of imagination.
The fact that Tyler writes killer songs isn’t any kind of news. “Animal,” from Neon Trees 2010 debut, Habits, was a double-platinum single. As #1 hit, “Animal” was practically everywhere. The two other singles from Habits, “1983” and “Surrender,” were nearly as huge. So “Habits” was indeed a success, but it wasn’t the kind of success Neon Trees originally had had in mind.
Tyler sums up Neon Trees best by saying, “There’s an idea that rock and roll is about debauchery and drugs but that’s not the spirit of rock and roll. That’s acting rock and roll. That’s lifestyle. The spirit of rock and roll is in the music, the emotional weight of the melodies and lyrics, the show and the performance, and with all of that, Neon Trees is rock and roll.”