JoJo Wright of KIIS FM in Los Angeles spoke with Tyler Glenn and Branden Campbell of Neon Trees, where the Utah rock band talked about the origin of their name. “It’s a nostalgic name,” Tyler explained. “My friends hung out at a restaurant in high school, and they had neon palm tree lights there, and we were obsessed with Echo and the Bunnymen and Bauhaus, and Flock of Seaguls, and we thought it sounded like a cool 80s band name. This was years and years before we started Neon Trees, and when we did the name for our band, I was like Neon Trees is cool, and we kind of stuck with it. It sort of started to fit the aesthetic that we were gunning for.” Watch the interview via YouTube below.
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