Me and my family have had a really crappy couple of weeks. I definitely need a positive boost of energy right now…and luckily, my favorite little Vegas/Provo, UT band, Imagine Dragons, has it for me. This sizzling five-piece is just so smokin’ hot…their sound is alternately hypnotic and infectious, and more addictive than a bag of M&Ms. Last Tuesday, they released a six-song EP, Continued Silence, that is absolutely break-out material. This band is going to be a household name very soon, especially after they showcase at SXSW next month.
While “It’s Time,” clearly the single, is a carryover from their last effort, the five other songs are new. I’m loving “Radioactive,” but am utterly OBSESSED with “On Top of the World.” I played it 23 times on my drive back to NC from NJ the other day, and that is not an exaggeration. It is full of snaps, claps and whistles and is “pure gold,” as Stephen, keyboardist for Saints of Valory, summed up nicely. It is perfectly awesome and perfectly appropriate for a 70+ degree day in Charlotte.