You've likely heard their songs on the radio - it seems they are getting a lot of airplay since their third album, "Pop Psychology" was released in April. But, maybe you don't know them by name or even how they got their name. We sat down with drummer Elaine Bradley, who shared how their name came to be, their business philosophy, her hope for society and how she makes it work going on tour as a mom.
by Brett Lane
|Chris, Elaine, Tyler and Brandon of Neon Trees|
But we’re all kind of on different levels, and I think very early on it impacted us in a way that helped us get our business set up. We used some of the moral codes to kind of run a tight business. We decided very early on that we weren’t going to drink or do drugs or any of that stuff, when it comes to the band, and it wasn’t even about being Mormon, it was about being smart, because we’re such dramatic people anyway, if anybody were going to go and do those things and then do them during a show, or before a show, we just didn’t need that drama. And I don’t think we would be as successful without those standards. We work really hard and don’t get to sleep a lot sometimes, because we’re doing promotional stuff, or doing a late show and an early promo, and so, I think early on, how we dealt with our business model was much influenced by the moral code of the Mormon Church, for sure.