Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fans of Young the Giant, Meet Imagine Dragons

After releasing three independent EPs and making a name for themselves on the West Coast live circuit, quartet Imagine Dragons released their debut EP Continued Silence this week on KIDintheKORNER/Interscope Records (iTunes). To celebrate, the band will perform at the Viper Room in Hollywood on February 22nd followed by dates at SXSW Music Festival.

Hailing from Las Vegas, the quartet harnessed the restless energy of “the city that never sleeps” with two EP’s in 2009 — Imagine Dragons and Hell and Silence — earning a string of local accolades including "Best Local Indie Band 2010" by Las Vegas Weekly and "Best CD of 2011" by Vegas Seven magazine for their third independent EP It’s Time. The first single from Continued Silence, “It’s Time,” takes its name from that release and is available now as a free download via TuneCore or the band's Facebook page.

Augmenting their studio recordings, Imagine Dragons — which is Dan Reynolds (vocals), Wayne Sermon (guitar) Ben McKee (bass), Daniel Platzman (drums) — have brought their epic, larger-than-life live show to stages across the country, from headlining clubs and festivals to opening for such indie notables as Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Hot Chip, Nico Vega (whom they toured with in Fall 2010), and The Temper Trap, as well as for such major acts as Weezer and Interpol. The band will debut their new material at a handful of upcoming shows and at SXSW Music Festival in March.

The songs on Continued Silence are just a taste of what’s to come from Imagine Dragons, who combine their synth-laden rock sound with the hip-hop sensibilities of producer, Alex Da Kid (Eminem, Rihanna). The alchemy that results when these creative forces get together is nothing short of explosive. Recently signed by Alex Da Kid to his label KIDinaKORNER/Interscope REcords, the band is now working on tracks for their debut album.

Meet the band and get a preview of "It's Time" in a new behind-the-scenes video from a recent photo shoot, and keep checking for updates from the road and news on the recording of their full-length release.

Don’t miss IMAGINE DRAGONS on the road:
February 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room
March 2 - Las Vegas NV @ Hard Rock
March 3 - Provo UT @ Velour
March 14-18 - Austin, TX @ SXSW

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