Written by Helen Bach | January 17, 2012 0:08 | No Comments
Well this is a cute little video. A nice animated romp reminiscent of the old Sherman and Peabody style cartoon. I would love this band madly if it weren't for the faux accent of lead singer, Tyler Glen. "E'rybody Tawwwwwwkz', is a hip yet annoying pronunciation.
The music is fantastic, so upbeat and with loads of high and lows. Tempo? Perfection. Even the voice is fine- its just how its said. Petty? Perhaps but like a small pebble in your shoe at first it can be overlooked, four hours in and you want to amputate your leg. I cant for the life of me understand why this would be allowed. It just dumbs down a great song and takes it from amazing to annoying.
The Neon Trees are in a giant boat of competition. This entire genre is so un indie its mainstream, these trees could be king.
A sense of humor is a treasure these days and this video shows what a strong and upbeat sense they have. Just a damn shame it has to be overshadowed by false showmanship. Then again when you have someone with fantastic talent who opt's to stand out in the crowd with Misfits hairdo- chances are we're traveling down the wrong path.
Suggestion? Lose fake bar accent, fix the 'do and keep going. You're too damn cool of a band to be distracting potential fans with absurdity.