Empire Of The Sun Discovery Trailer for Ice On The Dune

[wide][/wide] The Australian electro-glam-pop duo Australian electronic duo Empire Of The Sun have reunited for their long-awaited second album Ice On The Dune and just released a new trailer for their upcoming album

Empire of the Sun’s 2008 debut record Walking On A Dream was championed by everyone from Jay-Z to Usher and helped to usher in the rise of electronic music worldwide, selling more than one million copies.
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While “Emperor” Luke Steele and “Lord” Nick Littlemore conducted much of their post-debut conversations via the media, the pair regrouped 18 months ago with their original collaborators, PNAU’s Peter Mayes and Jono Sloan in New York.

Known for their single ‘We are The People’ and ‘Walking On A Dream’, Empire of The sun launched their new album with a typically ostentatious statement.

And now, check out this “introductory chapter” from the press release:

“Once, the world was pure. It was the Emperor and the Prophet who kept it thus. Each day, they charted the sun’s course across the sky, guided rivers down from mountain peaks, brought rains to quench raging fires. With the aid of their four priests, who possessed spirits of wild animals, they travelled the world tirelessly, maintaining nature’s delicate balance, allowing all things to grow and flourish — always with the aid of the sacred jewel held atop the Emperor’s crown.”

“But one night, as the Emperor slumbered, recovering from his labors, true darkness appeared. The King of Shadows, ever the bitter foe of the Empire, and all it had achieved, crept into their temple. Craving the Emperor’s power, he stole the jewel from his crown– and in an instant the world was changed. Robbed of the bulk of his power, the Emperor and the Prophet watched helplessly as their temple was torn asunder, and their priests cast far out into the world. But even in that moment, when all appeared lost, there was one thing that the King of Shadows black heart simply could not have imagined… The Emperor and the Prophet have never abandoned hope.”

Their new album is set to release sometime in June.

Video source: Empire Of The Sun
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