|Released February 14, 2012|
Continued Silence EP (2012) Night Visions (2012)
Release date 14 February 2012
Genre Indie rock
Artist Imagine Dragons
Producer Alex da Kid
|Label Insomniac/Interscope Records|
Place recorded Westlake Recording Studios
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Continued Silence EP is an EP by American rock band Imagine Dragons, released digitally on February 14, 2012 in the United States. It was recorded at Westlake Recording Studios. All songs were written by Imagine Dragons and produced by Grammy-winning producer Alex Da Kid, with mixing conducted by Grammy-winning engineer Manny Marroquin as well as engineer Rich Costey. The EP was mastered by Grammy-winning mastering engineer Joe LaPorta.
- Imagine dragons demons continued silence ep 2012
- Release and promotion
- Critical reception
- Commercial performance
All of the songs on Continued Silence were featured on the band's debut album Night Visions except for "My Fault" and "Round and Round", which were later included on deluxe editions of Night Visions. Previous purchases of songs from the EP counted towards Night Visions and decreased its price.
Release and promotion
To promote the album, the band performed at SXSW 2012 and toured the United States with Australian group The Jezabels. Their more than fifteen SXSW performances included the broadcast mtvU Woodie Awards Festival as well as the FILTER party, Rachael Ray's party, and The Roxy's party. They also performed at Basilica Block Party, Summerfest, Bunbury Music Festival 2012, Live 105's BFD 2012 and Firefly Music Festival 2012. They also performed at Chicago's Riot Fest 2012. iTunes featured the EP on its "Rising Stars of Alt Rock" in addition to featuring track "It's Time" on its $0.69 "Alt Rock Hits" beginning April 30, 2012.
"It's Time" became the first single from the EP and began receiving airplay on February 20, 2012. The track "Radioactive" also both received airplay and charted on the Billboard Hot 100. The official music video for "It's Time" debuted on all MTV affiliates on April 17, 2012. Imagine Dragons were the MTV PUSH Artist of the Week of April 16, 2012.
The song "Round and Round" was featured as "Song of the Week" and thus a free download on iTunes.
Continued Silence was praised by music critics. Jason Bracelin of the Las Vegas Review Journal and Spin wrote, "'Silence' builds on the Dragons' climactic, dance floor-worthy swagger, with supersized, arms-in-the-air choruses and a buoyant groove amplified by the introduction of sub-hip-hop beats". Cincinnati CityBeat wrote "A quick spin through Continued Silence...is like panning in a creek bedded with gold nuggets; glints of Coldplay, Everclear, Train and any number of other chart-topping Pop icons, but with a discernibly beat-driven Indie edge. As epic as Homerian poetry set to a U2 soundtrack and as intimate as a candlelight dinner in the Nevada desert."
The EP reached number 40 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.
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