With South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival fast approaching, you, ShockYa readers, should be prepared to be bombarded by music from a wide variety of emerging artists. SXSW is a playground for those looking to find another artist to positively fawn over.
If you don’t have the opportunity to travel to Austin, Texas this year, there is no need to be disappointed. You don’t need to buy an emergency plane ticket, since Imagine Dragons will undeniably be your SXSW obsession. The Las Vegas indie rockers are heading to the festival to support their debut EP, “Continued Silence”, which is now streaming in full at Soundcloud and is available for purchase on iTunes.
What put this outfit at the top of the SXSW list before the festival has even begun? The answer is in the band’s title. The mythical nature of the band’s name ideally corresponds to their magically powerful and unheard of sound. Do dragons exist? No, but their angst can be felt through the outfit’s demanding vocals and their elongated beauty through the band’s bountiful beats.
For those attending the Wild West festival, you can catch Imagine Dragons at the mtvU Woodies Festival, The Roxy Theater’s Austinrox, Frye Days, Whole Foods and Filter Magazine’s Showdown.
Check out the band’s latest behind-the-scenes video and head on over to Imagine Dragons’official site for the latest news.