Recently I have been listening to the deluxe version of Night Visions the awesome album by Imagine Dragons who are an American indie rock band based in Las Vegas, Nevada, because it cost less and had twice as many songs on it. Lead singer Dan Reynolds, a Las Vegas native, met guitarist Wayne Sermon in 2008 whilst Dan was attending school and Wayne was living after graduating from Berklee School of Music. After going through various lineups, the band was established in Las Vegas with Dan and Wayne joining Ben McKee, Andrew Tolman, and Brittany Tolman. The members lived together in Las Vegas, where they recorded and released their firt three EPs]The band released two EPs titled Imagine Dragons EP and Hell and Silence EP in 2010, both recorded at Battle Born Studios. They returned to the studio in 2011.Another EP, It’s Time, was made before they signed a record deal early members Andrew and Brittany Tolman left the band in July 2011 and were replaced by current drummer Daniel Platzma. Imagine Dragons was signed to major label Interscope Records in November 2011.The band released two EPs titled Imagine Dragons EP and Hell and Silence EP in 2010, both recorded at Battle Born Studios. They returned to the studio in 2011.Another EP, It’s Time, was made before they signed a record deal. Shortly after, “It’s Time” was released as a single and peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100. It holds the record for the longest run on the 2012 Alternative Top 10 charts. The music video debuted on April 17, 2012 on all MTV affiliates and the band was named MTV PUSH Artist of the Week.
The video was subsequently nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in the “Best Rock Video” category. “It’s Time” was certified a double platinum single by the RIAA and gold by the ARIA.The band finished recording debut album Night Visions in the summer of 2012 at Studio X inside Palms Casino Resort and released the album in the United States on the day after Labor Day (September 4, 2012).] It peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart with first week sales in excess of 83,000 copies, the highest charting for a debut rock album since 2006. The album also reached #1 on the Billboard Alternative and Rock Album charts as well as the top ten on the Austrian, Canadian, German, Irish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Scottish, and United Kingdom Albums charts. Night Visions is certified gold by the RIAA as well as in Canada, Norway, and Sweden. To date, the album has produced three tracks charting in the Billboard Hot 100 and four tracks charting in the UK Top 40. It has thus far produced at least two Top 40 singles in the US, UK, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, and Switzerland. Second single “Radioactive” reached #1 on the Billboard Alternative Songs, Billboard Rock Songs, and Swedish Singles charts and has been certified double platinum in Denmark, Norway, and the United States. It is the band’s second single on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #7 becoming their first top ten single in the United States.
On top of the world
Cha ching (till we grow older)
Round and Round
I don’t mind