Rooted in synth rock and the love of a good hook, Neon Trees infuses its songs with bright, vibrant lyrics much like, well, a neon tree, if one were to exist.
The band got a taste of national recognition after opening for The Killers in 2008. Debut album, Habits, dropped in 2010 and introduced its themes of passion, forgiveness and love.
"Animal," the first single released off Habits, quickly gained popularity with memorable lyrics like, "Take a bite of my heart tonight." The song expresses lust, longing and youth, and made the band a force to be reckoned with.
The Provo, Utah-based band dropped its second album, Picture Show, in April, which stays true to its roots with singles like "Everybody Talks" and "Teenage Sounds." This album promises to lift listeners from their seats to their feet and has potential to become a fixture on summer playlists.[ Video is no longer available. ]