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Band of the Week: A Million Years

Find out why this Brooklyn-based band has been receiving praises and comparisons to The Strokes and Queens of the Stone Age.

Taking the stage shortly before midnight, A Million Years captivated a packed Mercury Lounge Thursday with their anthemic rock. After tours with 30 Seconds to Mars, Phoenix, The Drums, Longwave, One Eskimo and Jesse Malin, their hour-long performance showcased their prowess onstage.

The Brooklyn-based band kicked off their set with high energy as they performed “No Distance.” With Keith Madden’s soaring vocals, solid guitar riffs and heavy hitting percussion it’s easy to picture the band in an arena setting.

Throughout their hour set the band impressed with impeccably layered guitar textures, catchy choruses and powerful musical interludes. The haunting “Holy Ghost Town” featured polished guitar accompaniment while the atmospheric ballad “Incandescent” demonstrated their more serious side with slowed, ethereal vocals and delicate guitar parts.

While they’ve been compared to The Strokes and Queens of the Stone Age, A Million Years continue to set themselves apart with their memorable live show. Watch them perform “Holy Ghost Town” and “Suspicious” below and be sure to check out their Web site for more.