Continued Silence EP
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Continued Silence EP
Continued Silence EP
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ReleasedFebruary 14, 2012
StudioWestlake Recording Studios (West Hollywood, California)
ProducerAlex da Kid (also exec.)
Imagine Dragons chronology
It's Time
Continued Silence EP
Night Visions

Continued Silence EP is the fifth EP by American rock band Imagine Dragons, released on February 14, 2012 by KIDinaKORNER and Interscope Records. It was recorded at Westlake Recording Studios. All songs were written by Imagine Dragons and produced by Alex Da Kid, with mixing by engineer Manny Marroquin and engineer Rich Costey. The EP was mastered by 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.


Imagine Dragons

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.[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.


"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]


Critical reception

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 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

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

Track listing

  • Imagine Dragons
  • Alex Da Kid
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Alex Da Kid
  • Josh Mosser
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Alex Da Kid
3."On Top of the World"
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Alex Da Kid
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Alex Da Kid
4."Round and Round"
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Alex Da Kid
Imagine Dragons, Alex Da Kid3:17
5."It's Time"Imagine Dragons
6."My Fault"
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Alex Da Kid
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Alex Da Kid
Total length:19:25

Chart performance

Chart Peak
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

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


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  4. ^ "Firefly Music Festival | Welcome". Firefly Music Festival. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ "Riot Fest Chicago 2012". Riot Fest. September 16, 2012. Archived from the original on June 22, 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "Imagine Dragons Tapped as MTV's "PUSH" Artist of the Week". PR Newswire. Santa Monica. April 17, 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ James, Nicole (April 16, 2012). "MTV PUSH Artist Of The Week: Imagine Dragons". MTV. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ "Round and Round - Single Imagine Dragons". iTunes UK. Apple Inc. Archived from the original on 28 February 2015. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ "Review of "The Continued Silence EP" by Imagine Dragons". Alternative Addiction. February 27, 2012. Archived from the original on May 24, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ Bracelin, Jason (March 2, 2012). "Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons celebrating CD release". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 2013.
  11. ^ "Freshly Squeezed: Imagine Dragons - Continued Silence EP". Breakfast on Tour. February 15, 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  12. ^ Lesas, Sylvie (February 16, 2012). "Imagine Dragons Continued Silence EP Review". Evigshed Mag. Retrieved 2013.
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