by Neon Trees
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It's no surprise that Neon Trees opened for the Killers on their 2008 North American tour -- the same kind of hyper-literate lyrics and whip-smart hooks run through the band's debut album Habits. However, the Provo, UT quartet doesn't have the huge, and occasionally cumbersome, ambitions that Brandon Flowers and company possess. Instead, Neon Trees keep it focused and catchy, crafting unrepentantly slick songs with huge choruses, and where everything falls into place at exactly the expected moment. Though elements of post-punk and dance-punk pop up here and there -- "Love and Affection'"s jabbing riffs are pure Bloc Party -- Neon Trees know how to absorb them fully into irresistible pop. Habits' first single, "Animal," uses the precision punk-pop of the Strokes for its underpinnings, then tops them with piles of shiny synths and handclaps. "In the Next Room's" mischievous pianos instantly bring the Cure's "The Lovecats" to mind, though the rest of the song is pure 2000s alt pop. Neon Trees are so savvy that it's almost a flaw -- next time out, they could let a little more idiosyncrasy into their songs. Regardless, this mini-album shows off their undeniable pop skills.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/2010
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0602527320601
catalogNumber: 001397202
Rank: 55333

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Neon Trees   Primary Artist
Tyler Glenn   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Elaine Bradley   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Branden Campbell   Bass,Group Member
Chris Allen   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Doug Joswick   Package Production
Scott Wiley   Engineer
Sluggo   Composer,Engineer,Additional Production
Carlos de la Garza   Engineer
Mark Rains   Engineer
Loren Israel   Management
Tim Pagnotta   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Paul Resta   Marketing
Bill McGathy   Management
S*A*M   Composer,Engineer,Additional Production
Andy West   Art Direction
Todd Russell   Art Direction
Sean Walsh   Pro-Tools
Ian Kirkpatrick   Producer,Engineer
David Klein   Booking
Kristen Yiengst   Photo Coordination
Kyle Black   Pro-Tools
Neon Trees   Composer
Tyler Glenn   Composer,Concept
Hanna Korkonen   Cover Art
Brooke Heller   Management
Ryan Harlacher   Booking
Ashley Novak   grooming
Michael Iurato   Management
Andrew Genger   Artist Development
Branden Campbell   Composer

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Habits 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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I love Neon Trees! Each song on this album is unique. Tyler Glenn's vocals are amazing, and Elaine is awesome on the drums. The lyrics are catchy and have good meaning, solid beats, and amazing vocals. It's good to know that there are actually good, original bands out there. Neon Trees is here to stay!!!
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