Continued Silence EP

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Continued Silence EP
EP by Imagine Dragons
Released February 14, 2012
Recorded Westlake Recording Studios
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Length 19:25
Label Interscope/KIDinaKORNER
Producer Alex da Kid (also exec.)
Imagine Dragons chronology
It's Time
(2011)
Continued Silence
(2012)
Night Visions
(2012)

Continued Silence EP is an EP by Las Vegas rock group 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.

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.

Personnel[edit]

Imagine Dragons

Release and promotion[edit]

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.[1] They also performed at Basilica Block Party, Summerfest, Bunbury Music Festival 2012, Live 105's BFD 2012 and Firefly Music Festival 2012.[2][3][4] They also performed at Chicago's Riot Fest 2012.[5] 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.

Singles[edit]

"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.[6] Imagine Dragons were the MTV PUSH Artist of the Week of April 16, 2012.[7]

The song "Round and Round" was featured as "Song of the Week" and thus a free download on iTunes.[8]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

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".[9][10][11][12] 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."[13]

Commercial performance[edit]

The EP reached number 40 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Radioactive"   Imagine Dragons, Alex Da Kid, Josh Mosser Imagine Dragons, Alex Da Kid 3:06
2. "Demons"   Imagine Dragons, Alex Da Kid, Josh Mosser Imagine Dragons, Alex Da Kid 2:57
3. "On Top of the World"   Imagine Dragons, Alex Da Kid Imagine Dragons, Alex Da Kid 3:12
4. "Round and Round"   Imagine Dragons, Alex Da Kid Imagine Dragons, Alex Da Kid 3:17
5. "It's Time"   Imagine Dragons Imagine Dragons, Brandon Darner 4:00
6. "My Fault"   Imagine Dragons, Alex Da Kid Imagine Dragons, Alex Da Kid 2:56
Total length:
19:25

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Irish Albums Chart[14] 86
US Billboard 200[15] 40
US Billboard Alternative Albums 8
US Billboard Rock Albums 11
US Billboard Digital Albums 18
US Billboard Heatseekers Albums 1
Swedish Albums Chart[16] 20

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
United States February 14, 2012 Digital download, CD Interscope Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montgomery, James (March 6, 2012). "MGK, Dev, More Added To 2012 mtvU Woodie Awards Festival". MTV. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Espeland, Pamela (April 24, 2012). "Lots of 'lineups' with theater seasons, Basilica Block Party, JazzMN Orchestra and more". MinnPost. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The 18th Annual BFD 2012 Lineup". KITS. April 23, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Firefly Music Festival | Welcome". Firefly Music Festival. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Riot Fest Chicago 2012". Riot Fest. September 16, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Imagine Dragons Tapped as MTV's "PUSH" Artist of the Week". PR Newswire. Santa Monica. April 17, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ James, Nicole (April 16, 2012). "MTV PUSH Artist Of The Week: Imagine Dragons". MTV. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Round and Round - Single Imagine Dragons". iTunes UK. Apple Inc. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Review of "The Continued Silence EP" by Imagine Dragons". Alternative Addiction. February 27, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  10. ^ Bracelin, Jason (March 2, 2012). "Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons celebrating CD release". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Freshly Squeezed: Imagine Dragons – Continued Silence EP". Breakfast on Tour. February 15, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  12. ^ Lesas, Sylvie (February 16, 2012). "Imagine Dragons Continued Silence EP Review". Evigshed Mag. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  13. ^ Baker, Brian (July 9, 2012). "Bunbury Sleeper: Imagine Dragons". Cincinnati CityBeat. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  14. ^ http://irish-charts.com/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Imagine+Dragons%7Ceditore=Irish-charts.com
  15. ^ "Week 34 / 2012". US Albums Top 100. αCharts.us. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  16. ^ http://swedishcharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Imagine+Dragons&titel=Continued+Silence+EP&cat=a

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