Posted On May 8, 2015 By In Music, Music Musings

First Listen: You Won’t Stop Listening to Neon Trees “Songs I Can’t Listen To”


Though their third studio effort Pop Psychology may be just over a year in the past, alt-pop band Neon Trees aren’t ready to take a break just yet. This June, the Provo, Utah quartet will embark on their aptly-titled “An Intimate Night with Neon Trees” tour, during which they will be playing a series of small venues across the US.

And since their latest hit single “Sleeping with a Friend” has long since faded from the airwaves, Tyler Glenn and company have decided the best way to mark the occasion is with a smattering of new music beginning with the single “Songs I Can’t Listen To.”

In one of the band’s fiercest surges of rock sweetness, the track deals with the emotional resonance music can have over our lives, particularly how it can be tied to ex-lovers and unearth all the baggage they leave behind. It features a heavier guitar hook than fans have come to expect from the artists that brought them “Animal” and “Everybody Talks,” but the change is welcome. It’s fast, heavy and urgent without abandoning the pop sensibility that shot them to the top of the charts years ago.

Check out “Songs I Can’t Listen To” below and don’t miss the chance to hear it live at one of Neon Trees’ upcoming tour dates.

Neon Trees Tour Dates:

6 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
7 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Filmore
11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
12 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Pool – The Cosmopolitan
13 – Orem, UT @ Brent Brown Ballpark
15 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
17 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Alternative Lounge – Inside
18 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
19 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
20 – Baton Rogue, LA @ Dixie Landin’ Theme Park
22 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
24 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
26 – Council Bluff, IA @ Stir Cove at Harrah’s Casino

9 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
11 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
13 – Atlanta, GA @ Center State Theatre
14 – Nashville, TN @ The Cannery
16 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

Dig the new tune or is it a “song you can’t listen to?” Let us know in the comments below.

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Anthony Kozlowski is a music and entertainment writer for Writtalin. What are his qualifications? Well, he says he runs his own production company out of LA and works as a producer and sound mixer in the industry. But we don’t know if we believe all that. You can email Anthony at: [email protected]