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Neon Trees to Return in April with New Album "Pop Psychology", Hear New Single Now

Image courtesy of Mercury Records/Island Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Mercury Records/Island Records (via ABC News Radio)

Neon Trees ' 2012 album, Picture Show , produced the massive hit "Everybody Talks." Now, the Utah-based group has announced the release of a brand-new album: it's called Pop Psychology, and it'll be out April 22.  You can hear the first single, "Sleeping with a Friend," now on RollingStone.com .

As the title suggests, the song is about friends with benefits, and the dangers that may come along with that. Lead singer Tyler Glenn tells Rolling Stone , "This record is a lot more personal in nature overall. I mean, how much more personal can you get than sex?"  However, he notes, "This is not a sex song the way 'Blurred Lines' is...It's the kind of sex song that isn't this S&M, Rihanna -fueled fantasy world, but something a lot more intimate and therefore dangerous."

As far as the song's sound, Tyler says, "Sonically speaking it's our biggest-sounding song to date," and suggests that the reason is that he was influenced by Peter Gabriel's classic 1986 album, So.  "Those pop songs of his are so huge and great," he says.

You can check out Neon Trees on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on January 16 and on NBC's Today show on the 17th.  On January 22, they'll perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno .

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