A lot has happened to Neon Trees since we did this interview with them last year at Velour (Provo, UT), including the release of their full-length–Habits–on Mercury Records, a hit with their first single “Animal”, a tour with 30 Seconds To Mars, and appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Oh yeah, and the Jonas Brothers have tweeted about them.
In this video interview, we catch a glimpse of Neon Trees not long after “inking” their deal with Mercury Records, and get to see them before their roller coaster ride began. Neon Trees give us four stories about the origin of their band name (all of which are entertaining; one of which is actually true), touch on their record deal, discuss their songwriting influences and philosophy, and talk about some of the more interesting aspects of their band dynamics.