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It's official. Neon Trees are no longer a one-hit wonder, with the Utah band's song "Everybody Talks" burning up the charts. The band's new album "Picture Show," said frontman Tyler Glenn in a Tribune interview, is "selfish ... It sounds like my favorite bands, but still us." The record indulged Glenn's yearlong obsession with Depeche Mode, with darker themes percolating under the still upbeat neo-New Wave anthems the band perfected on its breakthrough single "Animal." "There was a fearless attitude for this album," Glenn said. As a result, the band will be headlining a concert this summer with Penguin Prisons and J Jamz, the latter featuring members of Maroon 5 and Phantom Planet. But Glenn, who still calls a Provo apartment home, said success will never go to his band's heads. "We weren't made to be household names." he said. Too late. Opening the show will be The Devil Whale, The Blue Aces and Niko Vega.
When • Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m.
Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $20 at SmithsTix