A-Sides with Jon Chattman: X Ambassadors Rank, and Ha Ha Tonka's Valuable <em>Lessons</em>
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R.I.P. Andrew Youssef.
R.I.P. Paul Walker.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, and after I'm done saying it again, I'll probably say it again later: rock n' roll is far from dead. Sure, it's easier to find a hamburger at a vegan bun convention than to hear a rock song on terrestrial radio (sorry Imagine Dragons isn't enough), but if you look for it (or listen for it) you'll find that the genre is well and good. I've already given props to bands like Mona, Diamond Youth, XNY, and Blondfire, and today A-Sides - and by that I mean this guy (points to self) - really wants to get two other bands on your proverbial radar. Maybe they're already there.
Indie rockers X Ambassadors are having the kind of year that pimply kids in high school bands could only dream about. After getting discovered by Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, who introduced them to Alex Da Kid who then signed them to his label KIDinaKORNER, the Brooklyn band's been touring with the likes of Jimmy Eat World, The
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