This is Imagine Dragons. I have waxed poetically about them in my personal journal a few times before, but I really, really want more people to find them and love them too. :D
Imagine Dragons is an unsigned band located in Las Vegas, Nevada. I found them thanks to a Google Alert for Panic! at the Disco (who they sound nothing like really). So far they've recorded two EPs. The first one is available on iTunes: Imagine Dragons - EP. The second one, Hell and Silence, is now (as of 6/5) available on iTunes.
You can preview pretty much all of their music on their ReverbNation page, but I've included the player behind the cut-tag:
( hear it, love it )
One thing that impresses me about Imagine Dragons is how polished they sound. The songs sound just like they were recorded by a major studio, not rough at all. They have a synth-rock sort of sound and a manic energy for most songs, but they can do lilting ballad types as well. Good range.
They are the "go to" band for out of town bands who want a local opening band in Vegas. They mostly tour right around Nevada and California, but they also performed at South by Southwest this year.
Here's an interview with them by a local Vegas music vlog. And here is some video from their performance at the Neon Reverb Music Festival where they just fucking slayed it.
You can get two of their songs for free by joining their mailing list which is VERY low traffic. In fact, I think the only thing I got so far was an email from them offering me another free song. So it's no hardship.
( sign-up for free music! )
They've got a retro flair to their style, but updated and made fresh. A nice balance between what was and what is. Though the main vocalist is male, their female keyboardist provides backing and it really fills out the sound nicely.
Fan Club (lots of good info there)