Empire Of The Sun reveal album cover art, tracklisting, US tour
It’s been a long time coming. Way too long, we think. But finally, electronic heroes Empire Of The Sun return with their second album, Ice On The Dune, due for release in June this year. Cover art has been revealed, above, as has the tracklisting, so here we go:
‘ICE ON THE DUNE’ Track listing:
4. Concert Pitch
5. Ice On The Dune
7. I’ll Be Around
8. Old Flavours
10. Surround Sound
12. Keep A Watch
Once again the dynamic duo of Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore have delved into their psyches to imagine a future less apocalyptic and more with a ‘restoration of peace to the world’. That said, it’s a fantasy once again packed with glorious psychedelia and kooky multiculture, and one sure to inject Youtube and Instagram with some much needed colour.
Since the success of Empire Of The Sun’s debut album, Walking On A Dream, Steele has gone on to record with hip-hop maestro, Jay Z, while Littlemore rejoined with a Pnau pal to record with Elton John. And them’s some big names to have on your CV, doncha know!
They also managed to land no less than eight ARIA awards (including Album of The Year), two Brit nominations (including Best International Album), and have chalked up over 40 million Youtube views for their official videos alone.
To get a sneak peek of the twisted mastery of it all, you can view the trailer here, entitled Discovery. While the clip kicks off with rustic themes, its brief shiny ending is a sure sign EOTS are back in a major bright way.
The guys have also announced a batch of US tour dates, with a Sydney gig (as part of the Vivid Festival) smack in the middle of it all. Excitement!
Ice On The Dune is set for release in June 2013.
US Tour Dates with a stint in Sydney information as follows:
Electric Daisy Carnival New York
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Electric Daisy Carnival Chicago
24 May 2013
Sasquatch Festival Seattle, Washington State
Saturday, 25 May 2013
Vivid Live Sydney
Thursday, 30 & 31May 2013
Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas
Saturday, 22nd June 2013
Rockansas Festival Kansas City, MO
Friday, 28th June 2013
Electric Forest Rothbury, MI
Saturday, 29th June 2013
Milwaukee Summerfest Milwaukee
Tuesday, 2nd July 2013
Wilderness Festival London (Headline Performance)
Friday, 9th August 2013
Sziget Festival Budapest
Sunday,11th August 2013
Made In America Fest Philadelphia
Saturday, 31st August 2013