Neon Trees will release new album Pop Psychology on 14th July 2014, through Virgin Records, preceded by first single Sleeping With A Friend released on 7th July 2014.
Pop Psychology is their third album and is an upbeat collection of sleek, modern alternative pop powered by lead singer Tyler Glenn’s bright melodies, huge choruses, and witty lyrics about the challenges of finding love in the digital age.
Neon Trees rose to fame in 2008 when they supported fellow Utah band The Killers and released their debut album Habits featuring platinum selling single Animal, peaking at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and No. 2 on the Rock Songs chart. Animal was also featured on Glee and currently has over 20 million views on YouTube. Neon Trees’ second album, Picture Show, which debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, featured the platinum-selling Top 10 single Everybody Talks. They have toured with Duran Duran, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Panic! At The Disco and My Chemical Romance.
On their third album Pop Psychology songs like Love In the 21st Century, Text Me In The Morning, I Love You, But I Hate Your Friends and first single Sleeping With A Friend capture the millennial concerns referenced in the titles and deliver them in impeccably shiny sonic packages, thanks to the band’s performances and production by Glenn’s long-time friend and songwriting collaborator Tim Pagnotta.
Style-wise, Glenn feels that Pop Psychology blends sounds from the quartet’s previous two albums, 2010’s guitar-pop-driven Habits and 2012’s electro-fueled New Wave-inspired Picture Show. “I think this is the first record where we combine both and really sound like Neon Trees throughout the entire album,” he says.
UK live dates:
Sunday 4th May Oran Mor, Glasgow
Monday 5th May Academy 3, Manchester
Tuesday 6th May Heaven, London
Neon Trees are Tyler Glenn, Chris Allen, Elaine Bradley and Branden Campbell.