X Ambassadors hails from Ithaca, but this regional band is on the brink of breaking big. The group has already been touring with major acts like Imagine Dragons, Jimmy Eat World, and Panic At the Disco. It's also featured on "Comfortable," a great, slinky track off DJ group The Knocks' latest release (a personal favorite of your humble writer). X Ambassadors' new EP, "The Reason," is up on Spotify and well worth checking out. The band has an assured, laid-back sound that blends an alt-rock vibe with some electronic elements. Don't be surprised if you start hearing its tracks on Top 40 radio in the not-so-distant future.
X Ambassadors plays with Parade of Lights and The Demos Tuesday, April 8, 8 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $10-$12. Bugjar.com.