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Neon Trees is an Alternative Rock band from Provo, Utah. The band was formed in 2005 by Tyler Glenn and Chris Allen, eventually adding Branden Campbell and Elaine Bradley. The name came from the lighted trees on In-N-Out Burger signs. Their first album, Habits was released in 2010. Opening for acts such as Panic! at the Disco and My Chemical Romance helped them gain popularity. The second album, Picture Show was released on April 17, 2012. Best known for their songs "Animal'', "1983", "Everybody Talks" and "Sleeping with a Friend".


  • Becoming Different People (2006, EP)
  • Start a Fire (2009, EP)
  • Habits (2010)
  • Picture Show (2012)
  • Pop Psychology (2014)
  • Excommunication (2016, Tyler Glenn's solo album)
  • I Can Feel You Forgetting Me (2020)

Tropes featured in Neon Trees:

  • Album Title Drop: Habits is named after a pair of lyric in the hook of "Sins Of My Youth".
  • Alternative Rock
  • Cover Version: Glee has done Animal and Everybody Talks. They themselves have covered Justin Bieber's "Baby", Ben E. King's "Stand By Me", and The Human League's "Don't You Want Me".
  • Darker and Edgier: Their albums from Habits to Pop Psychology were progressively more cynical in tone, which cumulates in Tyler Glenn's solo album Excommunication, which bluntly deals with his crisis of faith.
    • Lighter and Softer: I Can Feel You Forgetting Me reverses this trend by taking a more impartial stance on its subject matter, even while acknowledging how messy relationships can be.
  • Friends with Benefits: The song "Sleeping with a Friend" is about just that. Sleeping with a friend.
  • Intercourse with You: "Animal"
  • Mind Screw: Everybody Talks' music video.
  • One-Word Title: "1983", "Animal", "Weekend", and "Trust", to name a few.
  • Religion Rant Song: Excommunication has a number of these, primarily derived from the conflict between Tyler's sexuality and the LDS Church's opposition to same-sex marriage.
  • Seduction Lyric: A huge chunk of their discography is dedicated to hook-ups and relationships, with varying degrees of cynicism.
  • Solo Side Project: Excommunication by Tyler Glenn, which features far more personal subject matter compared to the Neon Trees' usual output, and was also released during a six-year hiatus for the main band.
  • Titleby Number: "1983".
  • Title Drop: In most of their songs, but more evident towards the end of "Everybody Talks".