The band whose name was inspired by the In-N-Out Burger sign is coming to Louisville. Oh, I'm sorry. Does that not ring a bell for you? I'm sure you've heard their popular radio hits “Animal,” “Lessons In Love,” and “Everybody Talks.”
That's right, Neon Trees will be taking over Fourth Street Live! this Saturday night. If you haven't heard of them before, do yourself a favor and take a listen on Spotify NOW. Seriously, do it. I'll be waiting...
Their genre of music is hard to describe, but I shall do my best. They have been classified as alternative rock. Listening to "1983" would make you believe this is the case. But then songs like "Love in the 21 st
stCentury" would make you think they are a pop group with this dance-worthy jam. You just can't put a unique sound in a box, I suppose.
Band members Tyler Glenn, Chris Allen, Branden Campbell, and Elaine Bradley are currently on tour for their new album Pop Psychology. The band shows evident signs of growth and maturity with this particular one. The songs have an unmistakable polish in comparison to their previous albums, Picture Show and Habits .
Lead vocalist and songwriter Tyler Glenn definitely did not hold back on Pop Psychology. Their website's bio states: "Songwriting has always been an emotional outlet for Glenn." This is apparent with lyrics like "This is a white heart heat when you get next to me. When I'm around you, it's like waking up the dead" in “Unavoidable.”
The slow jam "Voices in the Hall" will make you reminisce on a long-lost love. "You still hit me like a buzz, seventeen and drunk enough to wish. And you really got your hooks on me. Maybe that's the punishment for love."
Glenn was unafraid to target relevant issues. The very first track on the album touches on the complexity of love nowadays compared to the sweet simplicity it once used to be. This is especially the case in our technology-saturated culture. "I don’t believe making out is a dead romance. I miss the days being kids simply holding hands. I’m sick of wondering if you would ever call me back. I check my four different accounts just to end up mad." His honesty and transparency are unexpected, but refreshing.
Kick off your summer right with Neon Trees at Fourth Street Live! with special guest Nightmare and the Cat! Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 the day of the event. Get your tickets early here. For the VIP experience, click here. The party starts at 7 pm and is 21 and over.
Photo: Courtesy of Neon Trees.