Empire of the Sun announce new album, Ice of the Dune
After what seems like an eternity, Australian electro duo Empire of the Sun have announced details of their sophomore album. Ice of the Dune will be out in June via Astralwerks. Check out an appropriately monster-sized trailer for the record below.
If anyone is at SXSW this week, they can hear a preview of the new album at an exclusive event on March 15th. RSVP here.
Today's Mix/Cover/Live + MP3 Roundup includes Empire Of The Sun, Brand New, Death Cab for Cutie, Nurses, She Keeps Bees and Ohbijou. Remix MP3: Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (Style Of Eye Remix) Cover MP3: Brand New - Oh Comely (Neutral Milk Hotel) Live MP3: Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart (Live) MP3 Roundup Nurses MP3: Nurses - Bright Ideas http://www.myspace.com/nurses She Keeps Bees MP3: She Keeps Bees - Strike http:... (continued) [read more]
A new year, a new crop of bands to watch.Â It seems like in 2009 everyone is looking to find the next MGMT, and Empire of the Sun seems to be one of the only bands with the potential to fill the role. >Empire of the Sun is something of an Australian supergroup, consisting of vocalist Luke Steele (from dream-pop band âThe Sleepy Jacksonâ) and producer Nick Littlemore (from dance band âPnauâ).Â Combined, the pair wears the Bowie influence on their sleeves, creating cosm... (continued) [read more]
The Aussie approach is smooth, homogenizing both vocals and instrumental parts of the track, bringing the beat to the front and fusing it with synths and ambient groove. [read more]
Empire of the Sun have an exclusive, US-only stream of new album, Ice on the Dune, on the Rolling Stone site. Their second record sees a release on Astralwerks next week. Speak to a computer geek about how you can hear it. [read more]