BAND OF THE DAY: X Ambassadors

When Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons tells you to sign a band, you sign the band – and that’s precisely what Alex Da Kid did. The group? New York-based alternative rockers X Ambassadors, who deliver a dark and captivating mix of acoustic and electronic, percussion-heavy music.

X-Ambassadors-indie-music-blogFronted by singer/songwriter Sam Harris, with the addition of his brother – keyboardist Casey Harris, as well as guitarist Noah Feldsuh, and drummer Adam Levin; X Ambassadors lays down hard hitting beats and guitar, tops them with rocky electronic-influenced melodies, and then wraps them in the passionate vocals of Harris himself. It’s a combination that makes their style unclassifiable; on one track they’ll sound very folk, and on the next they’ll sound more like pop/alt-rock.

After Imagine Dragon’s frontman Dan Reynolds heard their song ‘Unconsolable’ he convinced their label to sign X Ambassadors. They released their debut EP ‘Love Songs Drug Songs’ in 2012 and have also since been featured on other tracks for artists such as Eminem. Another EP ‘The Reason’ was released in 2014 and contains their now hugely popular hit, which features Jamie N Commons, ‘Jungle’. Having just released the song ‘Renegades’ as their latest single on March 3rd of this year, and dropped a new song ‘Heist’ on March 24th, expect to hear much more from these guys soon. The band is set to release a full length album, titled ‘VHS’, and go on tour later this year.

Need a place to start? We recommend checking out the tracks ‘Love Songs Drug Songs‘ and ‘Unsteady‘. You can find X Ambassadors on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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