Neon Trees make their comeback with new single

Hello, and welcome back to the music world, Neon Trees!

On Thursday (Nov. 14), the Utah-founded band unleashed their much-anticipated comeback song “Used to Like.” The song’s premiere comes a week after the group had taken to social media to tease fans about the at-the-time-still-a-secret new tune.

“I like that our single is called ‘Used to Like,'” frontman Tyler Glenn said in a press statement.

“We’ve been gone for a minute, so we’re reminding our fans of what they liked about us. There’s something very pure about Neon Trees right now. I hope listeners hear the sincerity.”

And we do.

The almost three-and-a-half-minute track finds the foursome giving their electro-pop sound a little bit of an adult edge in the form of the lyrics which, after being a band for over a decade, maybe a hard thing to do.

Listen to “Used to Like” above.

“Used to Like” comes four years after the group decided to take a break from the music world and do their own thing. Even though the quartet was on a hiatus, they did manage to release two non-album singles, “Songs I Can’t Listen To” in 2015 and “Feel Good” in 2017.

During their time off, Glenn went out on his own and released his debut solo album, Excommunication. After that, the musician was given the opportunity to appear on Broadway in the now-closed production of “Kinky Boots.”

Neon Trees’ last studio album was 2014’s Pop Psychology, but it looks like we should expect some new tunes from the band in 2020.

Neon Trees Show Us Heartbreak in “Songs I Can’t Listen To”

A month after releasing a brand new song, Neon Trees are back with the music video for “Songs I Can’t Listen To.”

Very much like the lyrics of the song, the music video tells the tale of a couple’s relationship from the beginning to the end. It begins with the couple, all happy and sitting on a hill listening to music (you known, the songs that will become the songs you can’t listen to) enjoying the beginning of this brand new relationship.

Then, it takes a turn for the worst, with them realizing it’s time to pull the plug on the relationship because of their constant arguing and fighting.

Check out the video below.

Neon Trees have yet to announce if this song will be featured on a potential new record or if it will remain a non-album single. The Utah-based band released their third studio album, Pop Psychology last year.

They also announced plans last month to head out on tour this Summer for their “An Intimate Night With Neon Trees” Tour. The trek will begin this Saturday, June 6, at the Showbox in Seattle and wrap up on July 26 at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston.

Complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Neon Trees Give Us a “Song We [I] Can’t Listen To”

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything from Utah’s Neon Trees, but now, they have returned with a brand new song.

After dropping hints on social media about a brand new song coming out really soon, the electro-pop group have given fans the track; a song titled “Songs I Can’t Listen To.”

The track is definitely dedicated to those heartbroken folks who can’t listen to certain songs that they used to like because it reminds them of the ones who did the heartbreaking.

Come on, we’ve all been there.

Check out the new track below.

Last year, the band had to cancel a previously planned and announced tour after bassist Branden Campbell had to undergo open-heart surgery for a valve replacement. The doctors requested that Campbell slow down on his rigorous touring schedule, so instead of replacing him, the band just cancelled the complete tour.

But now, eight months later, it looks like things are good enough for the full band to head back on tour because they will be heading out on their “An Intimate Night Out with Neon Trees Tour” beginning on June 6 at the Showbox in Seattle.

Full tour dates can be seen below.

“AN INTIMATE NIGHT WITH NEON TREES” TOUR DATES:

06/06/15 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox

06/07/15 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

06/09/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

06/11/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

06/12/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pool – The Cosmopolitan

06/15/15 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

06/17/15 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Alternative Lounge – Inside

06/18/15 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater

06/19/15 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

06/20/15 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Dixie Landin’ Theme Park

06/22/15 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room

06/24/15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection

06/25/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre

06/26/15 – Council Bluff, IA @ Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino

07/09/15 –  Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

07/10/15 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre

07/11/15 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

07/13/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Center State Theatre

07/14/15 – Nashville, TN @ The Cannery

07/16/15 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

07/17/15 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

07/18/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

7/20/15 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

07/21/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA

07/22/15 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

07/26/15 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

No word yet on whether the new song will be featured on a new album, but with this upcoming tour, we’re betting on a new album in the works.

Supergroup Unveil Christmas Single for Charity

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Can you smell the aroma of pine needles, packing tape, cinnamon, and plastic in the air? All those smells must mean just one thing; Christmas is around the corner.

While we are still chocolate wasted from Halloween last week, many stores have already set up their Christmas displays while the Hallmark channel has already begun their two month-long tradition of playing Christmas movies non-stop. With all this Christmas around us, why wouldn’t a band release a Christmas single?

And that’s exactly what we go today with the premiere of a Christmas song titled “Must Be Christmas.” The track came courtesy of Better Than Ezra frontman Kevin Griffin and a slew of members from several bands such as Neon Trees, Fitz and the Tantrums, 311, Smallpools and more.

The supergroup of musicians are going by the Band of Merrymakers while all proceeds from the track, which is available for purchase on iTunes, will go to the MusiCares Foundation.

See, it’s all about the giving. Besides, how many times can you listen to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas is You” before wanting to set fire to your radio?

Check out the song below and maybe start getting into the Christmas spirit and buy the track instead of becoming a super Grinch.

Neon Trees to Cancel Selected North American Tour Dates

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North American fans of Utah-based band, Neon Trees might have to wait a little longer for the band’s upcoming tour to reach them.

Today on Twitter, Neon Trees’ frontman, Tyler Glenn took to the social media site to reveal that due to some health issues, the band would have to cancel several dates.

Though the health concerns aren’t on his part, Glenn did reveal that bassist Branden Campbell had to undergo open-heart surgery for a valve replacement. due to that, doctors have requested that Campbell slow down on his rigorous touring schedule.

The full message for fans via the band’s Twitter can be read below.

“First Things First Tour

We regretfully must postpone some dates of our upcoming fall tour due to health issues of our bassist Branden Campbell, who recently underwent open-heart surgery for a valve replacement. The intense touring schedule has been exhaustive and doctors have advised him to slow down.

We had initially thought we should cancel the entire tour, but Branden wouldn’t let us, thus the new abridged dates can be found on our website. We are very sorry that we are postponing some of our upcoming dates. Obviously, our bass player’s health must come first, and we thank all of our fans for understanding. We will make it up to you in the near future – we promise.

http://www.fameisdead.com/tour”

The “First Things First” tour was supposed to be in support of the band’s recently released album, Pop Psychology. Joining them on the tour as supporting acts are No Devotion, Echosmith, The Moth and the Flame, and Fictionist.

Below are the newly revised tour schedule for the band, though according to their website, it looks like majority of the tour dates have been cancelled except  for a few which includes their appearance at the Life is Beautiful Festival, a radio show for KAMX, and a few stops.

Updated “FIRST THINGS FIRST” TOUR DATES:

9/30 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory *

10/1 – Santa Clara, CA @ Leavey Center*

10/16 – New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre

10/17 – Harris, MI @ Island Resort & Casino+

10/18 – Harris, MI @ Island Resort & Casino+

10/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful Festival

10/31 – Austin, TX @ KAMX (Radio Show)

No Devotion Release Video for “Eyeshadow”

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It’s been a few months since the remaining members of Lostprophets joined forces with Thursday’s Geoff Rickly to create a new band named No Devotion. Since announcing the formation of the band, Rickly and company have unveiled two songs from the group.

The first song, “Stay” was released on a 12-inch through Rickly’s record label, Collect Records. On the B-side of the record, the group released another track titled “Eyeshadow” which has now gotten the music video treatment.

As of now, there has been no word on a full length album, but we can assume one is coming soon since it was just confirmed that No Devotion will be heading out on tour with Neon Trees for their “First Things First Tour.”

In addition to the Neon Trees tour, No Devotion have announced a couple of headlining tour dates which can be seen below.

NO DEVOTION TOUR DATES (with NEON TREES and SOLO DATES):

SEPTEMBER
29 – Bakersfield, CA – Fox Theater *
30 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory *

OCTOBER
02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy +
04 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock +
05 – Phoenix, AZ – Orpheum Theater *
06 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater *
07 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater *
09 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium *
11 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club +
12 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar +
14 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter +
15 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe +
17 – Harris, MI – Island Resort & Casino *
18 – Harris, MI – Island Resort & Casino *
19 – Clive, IA – Seven Flags Event Center *
21 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion Ballroom *
22 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom *
24 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe +
25 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose +
26 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy +
28 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands +

* = supporting Neon Trees
+ = headlining dates

Listen to Neon Trees’ New Song

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Neon Trees have been dropping hints over the past few weeks about a new single coming out and today, the band have officially dropped the song.

Over the past few weeks, the Utah-based band had been dropping cryptic messages via their social media accounts beginning with asking for fans in five distinct cities, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, to RSVP for special surprise.

The surprise? The band revealed the new song titled, “Sleeping with a Friend” to those fans.

“Sonically speaking it’s our biggest-sounding song to date,” frontman Tyler Glenn revealed exclusively to Rolling Stone.

“That is probably because I was listening to a lot of Peter Gabriel’s So record. Those pop songs of his are so huge and great. However, this record is a lot more personal in nature overall. I mean, how much more personal can you get than sex? This is not a sex song the way ‘Blurred Lines’ is . . . It’s the kind of sex song that isn’t this S&M, Rihanna-fueled fantasy world, but something a lot more intimate and therefore dangerous.”

The band also revealed that “Sleeping with a Friend” is the lead single off their new album, Pop Psychology, due out on April 22nd.

Until then, check out the new song below.

‘Iron Man 3’ Soundtrack Sampler Hits the Web

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An 18-minute sampler of the upcoming Iron Man 3 soundtrack has made its way online today. The soundtrack titled, Heroes Fall features new music from Neon Trees, 3OH!3, Imagine Dragons, Passion Pit and AWOLNATION.

Officially, the album will be released by Marvel Music/Hollywood Records on Tuesday, April 30th or can currently be pre-order through iTunes and Amazon.

The full sampler can be heard below:

Iron Man 3 hits theaters on May 3rd.