Empire of the Sun New Album
2013-03-12 by iGuter | 11 Comments

Australian, electro-pop band Empire of the Sun have announced the release of their sophomore album Ice on the Dune to be released this June via Astralwerks. It has been nearly over 5 years since their debut album, Walking on a Dream was released and hit the airwaves with the singles "Walking on a Dream" and "We Are the People."

Here is an "introductory chapter" at a press release:

'Once, the world was pure. It was the Emperor and the Prophet who kept it thus. Each day, they charted the sun’s course across the sky, guided rivers down from mountain peaks, brought rains to quench raging fires.

With the aid of their four priests, who possessed spirits of wild animals, they travelled the world tirelessly, maintaining nature’s delicate balance, allowing all things to grow and flourish -- always with the aid of the sacred jewel held atop the Emperor’s crown...

But one night, as the Emperor slumbered, recovering from his labours, true darkness appeared. The King of Shadows, ever the bitter foe of the Empire, and all it had achieved, crept into their temple. Craving the Emperor’s power, he stole the jewel from his crown-- and in an instant the world was changed.

Robbed of the bulk of his power, the Emperor and the Prophet watched helplessly as their temple was torn asunder, and their priests cast far out into the world.

But even in that moment, when all appeared lost, there was one thing that the King of Shadows black heart simply could not have imagined... The Emperor and the Prophet have never abandoned hope.'


Check out more details, announced tour dates and the album's 'epic' trailer below:

http://pitchfork.com/news/49872-empire-of-the-sun-announce-new-lp-share-epic-album-trailer/

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Surtur
March 12th 2013

518 Comments


I actually really liked the singles on their first album, and it wasn't bad overall, will prob check this out.

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henryChinaski
March 12th 2013

2733 Comments


The Walking On A Dream single was damn catchy.

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klap
Staff Reviewer
March 12th 2013

10334 Comments


is steele serious with that press release

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JrmyPrks
March 12th 2013

307 Comments


That was actually really engaging.

...and then that last part happened.

Loved Walking on a Dream, though

auberginedreams
March 12th 2013

6033 Comments


damn, for i second i thought this was about a new empire! empire! album.

GringoSuave89
March 12th 2013

1029 Comments


I loved Walking On A Dream, but never bothered to listen to the rest. Is it just as good?

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humblerodent
March 12th 2013

211 Comments


Not as good, but definitely worth a listen

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alachlahol
March 12th 2013

7489 Comments


sweet press release,, ill listen to the first four tracks off this album and delete the rest just like the last one

WhiteNoise
March 12th 2013

3110 Comments


Ugh I can't stand Luke Steele. You're NOT Bowie!

chug73
March 12th 2013

991 Comments


They are quite entertaining. Give them a listen.
Looking forward to this release.

joshieboy12345
March 13th 2013

5370 Comments


Walking On A Dream was good, but didn't really like We Are The People.



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