Las Vegas-based indie rockers Imagine Dragons
formed in Provo, Utah in 2009. Like their desert-born stadium rock contemporaries the Killers
, Imagine Dragons
blend engaging, synth-based dance-pop with emotionally charged, Brit-pop-inspired alt-rock. After releasing a pair of well-received EPs (Imagine Dragons and Hell and Silence), the group inked a deal with Interscope Records
and headed into West Hollywood's famed Westlake Recording Studios with producer Alex Da Kid
) to record its first major-label release, 2012's Continued Silence EP, which was followed later that year by the group's full-length debut, Night Visions.