Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun Are Growing ‘Two Vines’

Space-age synth duo Empire of the Sun are working at light speed, unveiling their second new song in 48 hours. "Two Vines" is the title track of…
Anna Gaca / August 25, 2016

Empire of the Sun Share Exuberant New Single, ‘High and Low’

Now that we know Australian dance-pop duo Empire of the Sun are coming out with a new LP, Two Vines, it's time to sit back…
Rachel Brodsky / August 24, 2016

Empire of the Sun Announce New Album Featuring Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham

It's been three years since Empire of the Sun's last studio album, Ice on the Dune. The duo have announced that fans will only have to…
Brian Josephs / August 22, 2016

Empire of the Sun Hit Hot 100 With Eight-Year-Old Song, Plan New Album for September

Those parsing the lower stretches of Billboard's Hot 100 this week will come across an unexpected sight: Australian space-synth duo Empire of the Sun. Though…
Andrew Unterberger / January 28, 2016

Empire of the Sun ‘Celebrate’ in Their Neon-Lit New Music Video

Far-out Australian synthpop outfit Empire of the Sun shared the flashy music video for "Celebrate," the third single off of their recent sophomore album, Ice on the…
James Grebey / July 10, 2015

Empire of the Sun Share a Subdued New Track From ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Soundtrack

Empire of the Sun have just shared a new contribution to the Dumb and Dumber To soundtrack. "Wandering Star" is surprisingly sleepy, given the band's usual flourishes and…
James Grebey / December 4, 2014

Favored Nations Soundtrack Summer Dance Party With ‘Amazon’ EP

With roots in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Australia, Favored Nations truly are a globe-spanning band. Assembled through a fortuitous series of collaborations, the…
Killian Young / July 1, 2014

Empire of the Sun Beam Onto ‘Kimmel’ for Dazzling ‘Alive’ Performance

Empire of the Sun brought their sci-fi theatrics to Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (June 18), performing electro anthem "Alive," the lead single off the Australian duo's just-released…
Kyle McGovern / June 19, 2013

Going Far Out With Empire of the Sun

In 2008, Australians Nick Littlemore of electronic act Pnau and Luke Steele of folk-rockers Sleepy Jackson ditched whatever presumably normal duds they used to wear…
David Marchese / June 19, 2013

Breakaway Festival Launches in Ohio and Texas With Wu-Tang, Kendrick Lamar, and More

Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Empire of the Sun, Bassnectar, and Ra Ra Riot will all hit the stage during the first-ever Breakaway Music Festival,…
Kyle McGovern / June 11, 2013

Watch Empire of the Sun’s ‘Alive’ Video, a Ridiculous Sci-Fi Epic

Empire of the Sun teased their upcoming sophomore album, Ice on the Dune, last month with a Hollywood-groomed trailer more in line with Raiders of…
Kyle McGovern / April 29, 2013

Best & Worst Moments of Coachella: Day 2

BEST BREAKTHROUGH: MUMFORD & SONS"This is by far the biggest gig we've ever had," said Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford from the main stage…
SPIN Staff / April 17, 2011