The BBC picked Empire Of The Sun to be a 2009 Breakout Act. The Australian duo were already hitting their marks when they released the “Walking On A Dream” video in ’08 with “Sleepy Jackson’s Luke Steele and PNAU’s Nick Littlemore” affixed, but it’s easier picking breakout bands that way. (My prediction: Animal Collective in ’09.) In the last video the duo were visiting Shanghai. In this new Josh Logue-directed clip, we find them trekking to Garcia, Xilitla, and the Icamole Desert, Mexico, where they’re dressed like MGMT Day Of The Dead Mummers. You’ll understand the storyline better if you can read Spanish. At the very least, though, pay attention to the angry guy on the bike.
Walking On A Dream is out in Australia via EMI. It’s out 2/23 on Virgin in the UK. You’ll find out more at the official album site.