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Determining the year’s best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal way to sum up a year in music. It is a process of appreciating the trees in a forest so sprawling it can never be mapped out entirely, celebrating the… More »

Australia’s Empire of the Sun dropped their debut album Walking On A Dream in 2008, introducing the world to their intergalactic dance vibe. The music, created by members Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore, was imaginative and fantastical and led them to tour for three years before finally heading back to the studio to record this year’… More »

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Artist Portraits From Firefly 2015 Sunday

Firefly is now officially over, but the buzz lingers. How could it not? The Killers covered Kings Of Leon, Sturgill Simpson had EDM kids do-si-doing
Stereogum | June 22, 2015 - 12:52 pm
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Empire Of The Sun Debut “Welcome To My Life” In Absolut Commercial

Alcohol and live music have a long and storied relationship, and lately more and more spirit brands such as Anheuser Busch and Smirnoff have partnered…
Aaron Lindenberg | May 11, 2015 - 2:12 pm

Empire Of The Sun – “Wandering Star”

Empire Of The Sun's new track "Wandering Star" is featured in the film Dumb And Dumber To. The Australian band composed the film score, and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 4, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Watch Empire Of The Sun Play Leno

Empire Of The Sun have made a name for themselves with their absurdly theatrical live shows. They brought that huge performance by The Tonight Show
Miles Bowe | November 4, 2013 - 10:35 am
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Lady Gaga – “Applause (Empire Of The Sun Remix)”

Lady Gaga has recruited another indie staple for an official remix of ARTPOP lead single "Applause," following Purity Ring's take on it last week. Thi…
James Rettig | September 24, 2013 - 11:20 am

Empire Of The Sun – “DNA” Video

Aussie dance-pop duo Empire Of The Sun have gone all operatically ridiculous for their new album Ice On The Dune, and their new video for…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2013 - 12:11 pm

Photos: Made In America 2013

The second annual Budweiser Made In America festival, which is curated by Jay-Z, took place over the weekend in Philadelphia with performances by Phoenix, Beyoncé,…
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2013 - 5:04 pm
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Watch Empire Of The Sun Play Kimmel

Sydney natives Empire of the Sun brought their theatrical brand of fantasy synth-pop to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night in Los Angeles. Appearing in support…
Elliah Heifetz | June 19, 2013 - 11:58 am
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Stream Empire Of The Sun Ice On The Dune

As you can probably tell from the cover art, the trailer, and the motherfucking headdress, Aussie synthpop duo Empire Of The Sun are absolutely going…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2013 - 12:31 pm
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Watch Empire Of The Sun Debut New Songs At Sydney Opera House

Empire Of The Sun debuted their new album Ice On The Dune last Friday at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Vivid LIVE…
Claire Lobenfeld | June 3, 2013 - 12:19 pm

Watch Empire Of The Sun Play “Alive” In Dallas

"Alive," the new single from Aussie synthpoppers Empire Of The Sun is as much a grand and absurd spectacle. as it is a song; the…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2013 - 3:09 pm

Empire Of The Sun – “Alive” Video

Empire Of The Sun's sense of silliness was beyond apparent when they released the trailer for their sophomore album Ice On The Dune. We continue…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 29, 2013 - 3:47 pm
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Empire Of The Sun – “Alive”

Last month, with great fanfare, Australian synth-rock stars Empire Of The Sun announced the impending release of their sophomore album Ice On The Sun. That…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2013 - 9:04 am
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Watch Empire Of The Sun’s Ice On The Dune Trailer

The Australian dance-rock duo Empire Of The Sun are massively popular, and they always show up near the top of festival bills despite only having…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2013 - 9:37 am
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Governors Ball 2011 In Photos

The single day, two stage Governors Ball brought Big Boi, Girl Talk, Empire Of The Sun, Pretty Lights, Neon Indian, Das Racist, and a Passio…
Scott Lapatine | June 20, 2011 - 5:12 pm

Scenes From Coachella ’11: Saturday

While we wait for Kanye’s Super Secret Surprise Guests (Rebecca Black?), let’s glance back at yesterday’s highlights. AnCo, Erykah Badu, Arcade Fire, Big Audio Dynamite,…
Scott Lapatine | April 17, 2011 - 8:33 pm

Outside Lands 2010 In Photos

When we posted the Outside Lands festival lineup, we mentioned how the San Fransisco festival tried to fit it “between a jam and a rock…
jessica | August 16, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Lollapalooza 2010 Saturday: Green Day Is For The Children

Even if you’re not a fan (I’m not) you gotta give Green Day credit, first for introducing Lookout! to mall-punks back in the day, later…
Scott Lapatine | August 8, 2010 - 12:02 pm
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