Addictive song: Animal by Neon Trees

Neon Trees. They are kind of like a hyped up techno Keane. They are one of The Killers favorite bands.  “Animal” (of which you will have no idea why it is called Animal when you listen to it) is a great first release for an unknown band.

Neon Trees are a combination of slick pop hooks and a sturdy melodic hard hitting rock energy with songs that would sound good in an arena as well as a dance floor.  Songs are shameless anthems of adolescent angst delivered with the kind of heart-on-the-sleeve passion.

The first single, “Animal,” takes off from a round of weaving, angular guitars moving into a hook happy new wave with an odd techno charisma. Whatever words I may use it is fun to listen to and interesting. As they are so young they do have a rawer feel and you hope it only get better with each cd. Their first cd, Habits, was released late this month.

Written by Bruce