Posted: 6 February, 2015 by Scoopla Team

Imagine Dragons New Album ‘Smoke + Mirrors’

Plus Everything You Need To Know About The Band!

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Formed in 2009 and featuring lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee, and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons earned a grassroots following by independently releasing a series of EPs.


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After Alex Da Kid signed them to his KIDinaKORNER/Interscope label, the band made its major-label debut with the release of Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the 2 x platinum breakthrough single “It’s Time.” Night Visions arrived later that year and Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, sell nearly four million copies worldwide, and became the No. 1 album on Spotify Worldwide for 2013. The album reached #4 on the ARIA Album Chart and platinum sales status. 

Imagine Dragons - I Bet My Life

Night Visions’ second single, the 9x-platinum “Radioactive,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock chart and earned the band a 2014 Grammy for “Best Rock Performance.” It is the best-selling rock song in U.S. digital history. The third single, “Demons,” hit No. 1 at Alternative and Top 40 radio, and has sold 3.9 million copies in the U.S. The band has sold more than 24 million tracks worldwide. In Australia, Imagine Dragons have sold over a million singles. Having already had a sold out run of dates off the back of Night Visions, the band will be heading back to Australia in March 2015.

On Smoke + Mirrors, Imagine Dragons use the frenetic energy of life on the road to infuse their music with both raw tension and intense vulnerability. As on their double-platinum full-length debut Night Visions, the band works with sharply crafted beats and grooves to dream up rhythm-driven rock music that’s artful yet visceral. Also revealing the band’s dedication to keeping it homespun, Smoke + Mirrors marks the first release recorded in their new self-built home studio.

Imagine Dragons - Demons (Live on SNL)

In a world where any teenager with a webcam can become a rock star then a has-been all in the space of a few months, Imagine Dragons are a refreshing return to the tried-and-true traditions of great rock and roll. They’ve learned how to be a band the old fashioned way, by writing great songs and playing them live to an increasingly large audience. But their secret weapon is the one element we’ve truly lost in this exhibitionistic post-internet music culture: mystery.

“The name of the band is an anagram,” Wayne says. “We had this phrase but it was something we didn’t really want to call the band so we agreed to switch the letters around and came up with Imagine Dragons. We haven’t even told our own mothers what the phrase was. As an artist you put so much of yourself out there it’s fun to have something you keep to yourself.”

Imagine Dragons - Gold


TRACK LISTING

Standard
1.    Shots
2.    Gold
3.    Smoke and Mirrors
4.    I’m So Sorry
5.    I Bet My Life
6.    Polaroid
7.    Friction
8.    It Comes Back To You
9.    Dream
10.    Trouble
11.    Summer
12.    Hopeless Opus
13.    The Fall

Deluxe
1.    Shots
2.    Gold
3.    Smoke and Mirrors
4.    I’m So Sorry
5.    I Bet My Life
6.    Polaroid
7.    Friction
8.    It Comes Back To You
9.    Dream
10.    Trouble
11.    Summer
12.    Hopeless Opus
13.    The Fall
14.    Thief
15.    The Unknown
16.    Second Chances
17.    Release
18.    Warriors

Pre-Order Smoke + Mirrors on iTunes Now!

Standard: http://po.st/iJigpu
Deluxe: http://po.st/s7ZEPR

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