A game changer in today’s music landscape, the sophisticated and sonic kick-ass of Irontom is a must-hear. This is a five-piece band out of Los Angeles that, like its young members, has boisterous energy to burn. After searing itself on the L.A. music scene and SXSW with tight shows that put boldness and bravado back into rock, the band’s out with a new 4-song recording, The Nitro EP. Produced by industry heavyweight Alain Johannes (Eleven, Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures), The Nitro EP blends stadium-worthy bombastics with smooth art rock finesse, all brought together with plenty of memorable hooks. It’s all part of the band’s increasing sophistication, which has matured since their late 2012 debut, The Loose EP. The Nitro EP’s songs–particularly their declarative and hypnotic “What Will Happen To All The Indie Stars”–marry classic songwriting chops with detailed harmonies and depth. The whole package is surprising from a group (keyboardist Daniel Saslow, bass player Dane Sandborg, and Dylan Williams on drums) that is so young–bravura guitarist Zach Irons is but 21, and singer-frontman Harry Hayes is only 24. Get in on L.A. buzz band Irontom early–as their name suggests, these young men are heavy talents whose ballsy sound is setting them apart from the pack.
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