VMvsic: Empire Of The Sun – Alive

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ost amid the summer’s blurred lines and sleepless nights trying to get lucky was what should have been the J A M of the season. Or, maybe it was. Australian electronic pop duo Empire of the Sun took their sweet-ass time following up 2008’s Walking on a Dream, but in the end it was worth it; Ice On The Dune is a monster record, and the anthemic “Alive” was the perfect primer for its beautifully bloated ambition. But it was just the tip of the Ice-berg – our favorite track on the album, and maybe of the year, is “Concert Pitch.” Catch Empire of the Sun live at the House of Blues on September 7.

Michael Marotta


[dropcap]E[/dropcap]mpire of the Sun are an Australian electronic music duo from Sydney, formed in 2008. The duo consists of longtime collaborators Luke Steele of alternative rock act The Sleepy Jackson, and Nick Littlemore of electronic dance outfit Pnau.