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.
By now you've probably realised that, yes, your new years resolution is already void. And there's 11 months until you can pig out, get drunk and otherwise make a complete fool out of yourself with the excuse 'It's Christmas/New Year'. It's not worth it I hear you cry. You're wrong my friend. Here are but a few examples of why 2009 is going to be a very VERY good year for music. Send Him Away - Franz Ferdinand To Lose My Life - White Lies Day N Nite - Kid Cudi 5Rebe... (continued) [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]
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]
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]