Neon Trees
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Background information
Origin Provo, Utah, USA
Genres Pop rock, new wave, alternative rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Mercury, Island
Associated acts Kaskade
Current members Tyler Glenn
Chris Allen
Branden Campbell
Elaine Bradley

Neon Trees are an American rock band from Provo, Utah, who were a support act for Duran Duran in 2011.

Background informationEdit

Formed initially by neighbors Tyler Glenn (vocals, keyboards) and Chris Allen (guitar, vocals) who both grew up in Murrieta, California, the band made its first home in Provo after Glenn and Allen moved there from Southern California, eventually adding Branden Campbell (bass guitar, vocals) and Elaine Bradley (drums, percussion, vocals) to the lineup. David Charles also plays with the band as touring guitarist.

They first started playing under the name Neon Trees in late 2005 with five original members, Tyler Glenn and Chris Allen from California, and three veterans of the Utah music scene, bass player Mike Liechty, drummer Jason Gibbons and keyboardist Nathan Evans.

The band's name originates from the lighted trees on the In-N-Out Burger signs, which inspired Tyler Glenn. In a strange twist of fate, it was later learned that Branden Campbell's father, Steve Campbell, installed the exact Neon Trees in the In-N-Out that inspired Glenn while working for a sign company out of Las Vegas.

They released an EP, Becoming Different People, in 2006 during the time of their first tour through California. The EP featured promising songs like "Phones", "Sister Stereo", "Up Against the Glass". They also recorded other unreleased tracks during the "Treehouse Sessions" in 2006.

Later scoring hits such as "Animal" and "Everybody Talks", the band kicked off the 2010s with smart, catchy pop that blended new wave, dance, and indie with mainstream-friendly hooks.

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