Take some of the Las Vegas rock stylings of The Killers, add in some of the upbeat pop songwriting and addictiveness of early MGMT, and the outcome is another little band from Las Vegas, Imagine Dragons. After being named the best local indie band for several years in a row by Las Vegas area publications, they’re finally ready for the big time – signing with Interscope last fall, releasing the blistering Continued Silence EP this Valentine’s Day, killing it across the board at this year’s South By Southwest, and then being named one of MTV’s Push Artists of the Week. It’s not hard to see why when you listen to “It’s Time” – the song’s stomping, clapping beat hooks you from the very beginning (take a listen to the impressive live acoustic version as well). The dark video has the band trekking across an empty wasteland in darkness, while storm clouds gather above. Foreboding indeed, but what do you expect from a band that hails from Sin City?
After opening on tour for our own favorite The Jezabels, Imagine Dragon is currently on a tour out west. Look out for them this July though at the newly formed Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware. We’ll be there, will you? Their Continued Silence EP is available now for download from iTunes. Meanwhile, keep your eyes peeled for more from this Las Vegas band via their website, Facebook, and Twitter.