Neon Trees is readying its new album, "Picture Show," for release on April 17 and they'll be on a TV near you soon.
The band's singer Tyler Glenn, and guitarist, Chris Allen, hail from Murrieta.
"Picture Show" is the follow-up to the Utah-based band's successful freshman debut "Habits," which spawned the hit "Animal." There will be both standard and deluxe editions and a new "Moving in the Dark" box set that are available for pre-order today. The box set includes a movie poster-themed box, the deluxe CD, a Neon Trees Viewmaster, a Viewmaster Reel with 3D Neon Trees images and an autographed poster for $40.98.
The band also has a bunch of television appearances lined up, including The Logo Awards on April 9, "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on April 11, "The Ellen Degeneres Show" on April 16, "The Today Show" on April 18 and "Conan" on June 4.
I talked with Glenn and Allen last week about the new record, which Glenn revealed was inspired by an imaginary muse named Trixie. You might have already seen her in the video for the single "Everybody Talks."
Also--the heart-shaped sunglasses that have appeared everywhere from an accessory for Glenn in the Neon Trees Buick commercial to the cover of "Picture Show" are inspired by Stanley Kubrick's send up of the Vladimir Nabokov novel "Lolita." He said h has six pairs of them, too.
The writing process was a little bit different for the new album, too.
Glenn started demo-ing a lot of the new songs while the band was on the road as opposed to how 'Habits' came together when the band took a year off to write songs for their debut. Even though it was a different process, everyone still collaborated on it.
"We kind of work well together no matter how we do it," Allen said.
I'll have more with the band in the coming weeks about the new album.