Thursday, May 30, 2013

Listen: These New Puritans – “Fields of Reeds” (Full LP Stream)

In the past I have expressed my love for British group These New Puritans and how I feel they are under rated, echoing the sentiment recently when I shareda new track from their forthcoming third LP, Fields Of Reeds.   I've spent the last month with the new record, which is officially due out on June 10th, and as was the case between the first two records the progression is undeniable. The band has stated that they headed into Studio P4 Funkhaus Nalepastraße, in Berlin, with little to no traditional guitar work instead choosing to fully compose orchestral type works. The results are absolutely worth the effort although it is worth noting that at times I miss some of the fantastic drum work that appears on their earlier records

As you may have gathered, Field of Reeds is an unconventional album that is loaded with intricate nuances that ultimately rewards the audience tenfold; An album for those who still listen to full albums from start to finish, an album who's most precious moments don't live in the forefront but rather in the shadows beneath. This is an album for those that have an attention span that goes beyond today’s standard of three minute bursts of pop bliss. I personally enjoy both schools of thought but these types of albums are fewer and far between than they once were and when they are done well like Fields Of Reeds is, it makes you appreciate it all that much more.

Check out the full stream below courtesy of The Guardian and be sure to pick it up via the bands website if you like what you hear.

Throwback Thursdays: Big Black - live at CBGB July 1986

It’s been a while since we posted a new Throwback Thursday so we were about due for one to say the least.  I always try to balance things out on the blog with what types of music content we post, in theory multiple contributors should help in this department as we all have different tastes, but this has been a solo effort for the last several months as my fellow bloggers keep busy with their day to day lives. The end result is that I have to try and police myself somewhat to make sure you, the viewer, aren't being bombarded with 99% hip hop/electronic oriented content.  In all honesty I think the mix tape culture that is hip hop in 2013 just provides way more content on a day to day basis than rock can keep up with.

Whatever the case my roots have always been in punk rock and this week’s Throwback Thursday focuses on one of the most influential in the genre.

What we have below is a Chicago’s Big Black performance from July 13, 1986 at CBGB’s in New York, filmed by Greg Fasolino. Black's abrasive sound was characterized by distinctively trebley guitars and the use of a drum machine, elements which precursored industrial rock. Albini's lyrics openly dealt with loaded topics including murder, rape, child sexual abuse, arson, racism, and misogyny, so you know, the classics! The 45 minute set list is broken down below…

1. Clear Out!
2. Fists of Love
3. Big Money
4. Passing Complexion
5. Cables
6. Pigeon Kill
7. The Ugly American
8. Kerosene (stopped)
9. Kerosene (with Mission of Burma/Volcano Suns’ Peter Prescott on drums)
10 Rema-Rema (with Peter Prescott)

Listen: Nacho Picasso & Avatar Darko – “Smells Like Lean Spirit” Produced by Clams Casino

June 10 marks the release of NachoPicasso and Avatar Darko‘s joint album, Vampsterdam. So far we have shared the AraabMuzik produced “Vampire”  which was reason enough to get excited but throw in a name like Clams Casino, who produced “Smells Like Lean Spirit,” and things start to get serious if ya’ know what I mean? Check out the Seattle rappers doing their thing to the syrupy beat below…

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Listen: Flabmag Podcast #10 - Sonny Kay

This week’s guest on Flab Magazine’s podcast series  was is multi-media artist/singer/entrepreneur/art director and all around inspiring guy Sonny Kay, who is perhaps best known for starting indie label, Gold Standard Laboratories. Before closing it’s doors in 2007 the label was home of some of the most genre bending punk rock acts of my time including a number of bands that Sonny was a member of like Angel Hair, the VSS, Year Future, Savalas, Subpoena the Past and more. Sonny’s time now days is spent working on some of the best photo collage art works gracing LP covers today.

Sonny Kay – “Accidental Math” 2010 Photo Collage

In the hour and forty minute discussion Sonny talks about his career as a lover and performer of punk rock, a trip down memory lane on life in Boulder, Colorado circa the 90s, the rise of ‘mainstream punk rock” as compared to the rawer sound of GSL, his relationship with Omar from the Mars Volta, the transition from music to visual arts and much more. 

Video: Midnight Juggernauts – “Memorium”

Midnight Juggernauts are gearing up to release their third LP, Uncanny Valley sometimes in the very near future. We have already shared the clever video for “Ballad Of The War Machine” and today the Aussies, in conjunction with the Creators Project, have dropped an equally creative video for “Memorium” Check it out below along with a description of the project…

Hybrid art/technology piece visually documenting the evolution of CGI


“With Computer Generated Imagery now a standard feature of our visual language and often indistinguishable from reality, we decided to take a long look back to the genesis of this technology. Well before the blockbuster milestones and mainstream acceptance, we chart CGI's origins mid last century within the experimental computer labs of universities, corporations, and various trailblazing individuals. These were the pioneer years of CGI. 

From the groundbreaking years of these first footprints, we follow the evolution of the technology as each new trial grows more ambitious and complex. From basic science/engineering line animations and wireframe oddities, to 3D and artistic experimentation, and the first trials to replicate human likeness and emotion. While some may seem crude by today's standards these watershed trials and experimental demos were all key critical building blocks.

In a field which quickly casts aside milestones as each new technological advance is superseded, this study sheds light on the pioneers and achievements which paved the way. Of the early innovators featured here, some went on to teach, a few disappeared, others started massive software companies, and some are running Pixar.

Contemplating this subject of early digital footprints of technology, the band realized it reflected similar themes to their song "Memorium." They each recount a tracing through discarded remnants of the past. It seemed logical to combine the two pieces, and so this visual homage was created.”

Video: Purity Ring @ Montreal Boiler Room (Full Set)

Purity Ring's Corin Roddick stopped by Montreal’s Boiler Room on May 5th to take over the decks with his brand of party music. The forty-two minute set showcases tunes that fit nicely into the Purity Ring aesthetic with a dream like vibe setting the tone for most of the evening although he does mix things up now and again with some more “chaotic tunes.’ Of course some Purity Ring tracks make an appearance as well and the crowed seems to be well into it, check it out below...

Video: Cold Cave – “Black Boots”

After sharing an audio stream of Cold Cave’s “Black Boots” last week a video has made its debut this morning.  The visuals were directed by Slava Tsukerman in aesthetic collaboration with designer Alexandre Plokhov and see Wes being gloomy in some surreal yet colorful environments.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Video: Major Lazer – “Bubble But”

You never know what you are gonna get out of a Major Lazer album, sure it’s always a good time but depending on your tastes it might not always be your kind of good time. “Bubble Butt” off of the major’s sophomore LP, Free The Universe is definitely my kind of good time. The tune was an instant standout the first time I spun the record so I was happy to see a video popped up for it today. The visuals for the tune which features Bruno Mars, 1 Chainz, Mystic and Tyga keeps things over the top and fun as always and was directed by comedian Eric Wareheim.

Video: Glass Candy - "Beautiful Object"

The Italians Do It Better label just released the second installment of their After Dark compilation last week and as expected some companion pieces started to pop up as well. Glass Candy’s "Beautiful Object" gets the video treatment and features footage of the group recording the song in their Montreal studio and was shot by Martin D'Argensio and edited by longtime collaborator Alberto Rossini

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Video: Boards Of Canada – “Reach For The Dead”

Boards of Canada  shared our first proper taste of their new LP, Tomorrow’s Harvest, in the form of the cinematic and tranquil "Reach for the Dead.” The highly anticipated LP is due out June 11th via Warp and based on this sampling won’t disappoint. Directed by Neil Krug.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Listen: Cold Cave - "Black Boots"

Cold Cave offers up another one-off single with “Black Boots.” Wes Eisold sticks with what he is known for as of late with this one, channeling the ghost of  Joy Division with the simple Casio drum track and vocal echo as he sings about death, sex and alienation.

The “Black Boots” 7-inch comes b/w “Meaningful Life” is available now from Cold Cave’s website.

Listen: The Underachievers - "May's Patience"

Brainfeeder rap duo the Underachievers released the gold standard of mixtapes earlier this year with Indigoism so it came with great pleasure to see that they released a new quality tune by the name of “May’s Patience” that you can stream and download below. In related news Issa Dash and AK are gearing up to drop more music next month and a new project in the Fall by the name of Chapter 23.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Listen: Giorgio Moroder's Red Bull Music Academy DJ Set

Disco legend and recent Daft Punk collaborator Giorgio Moroder played his first live dj set ever last night at Brooklyn’s Output as part of the Red Bull Music Academy's series of New York events. The seventy-five minute set  is a retro-future trip down dance floor history including  Donna Summer's "I Feel Love", "Bad Girls", "On the Radio" and "Hot Stuff." The recent Daft Punk collaboration, "Giorgio by Moroder," of course also makes an appearance.

Listen: Daft Punk - "Horizon" Random Access Memories Japan Bonus Track

Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is officially out and we have the Japanese bonus track titled “Horizon” to share with you in celebration! The track is currently only available on the Japanese retail cd and is a mellow affair. Enjoy it below…

Monday, May 20, 2013

Video: Action Bronson - "Strictly For My Jeeps"

Back in January we shared the Harry Fraud produced, Action Bronson banger, “Strictly For My Jeeps.” Five months later we get a video for the cut, and is often the case with Bronson, there is most certainly a comedic tone to it all. Riff Raff guest stars and Jason Goldwatch directs…

Friday, May 17, 2013

Go Buy These: Butcher Billy Post-Punk Super Friends Art

Brazilian designer Butcher Billy has done some wonderful things with his Post-Punk / New Wave Super Friends series that re-imagines some key figures  of  the post-punk and new wave movement as superheroes from DC Comics including Ian Curtis, Morrissey, Robert Smith and more. Prints, apparel, iPhone cases and more are available to purchase online at Society6.

Video: Dead Times – “Centuries”

Here’s a newly released single/video from Arizona/LA duo Calvin Markus and Travis Bunn a.k.a. Dead Times. “Centuries” is a great original piece of r&b infused music with some hot organic sounding production worth your time, directed by Kelsey Ludwig.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Listen: The Weeknd - "Kiss Land"

The Weeknd just posted the title track to his forthcoming album Kiss Land. The track clocks in at eight minutes and features all the key elements that made us take notice of Abel two years ago when he hit the scene. 

Video: Queens of the Stone Age – “If I Had A Tail”

Another day and another Queens Of the Stone Age video. Having now heard the album in full I can say that one of my favorite tunes on Like Clockwork is “If I Had A Tail” which is today's featured video from the LP. Question, is that a Snake Plissken tribute 24 seconds in? Like everything we have seen so far this features artwork from cover artist Boneface and was directed by Liam Brazier. Like Clockwork drops on June 4th via Matador

Listen: o0o00 - "Mouchette"

As previously reported producer Chris Dexter, aka oOoOO, is launching his own label, Nihjgt Feelings, and with it a new o0o00 LP. “Mouchette” is another first-class slice of instrumental goodness featuring distorted vocal snippets and some appropriately moody strings. Without Your Love drops June 24th.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Video: Around The Campfire With Barry McGee

Barry McGee discusses a range of topics with some teenagers around a campfire. Some of the questions posed by the audience include urban vs. rural inspiration, how he got into graffiti, gallery vs. street work, the reason behind his many alias’s and many more.  Barry himself goes on to pose some questions to the kids and how they view art today in this video created in conjunction with the Teen Art Council and Boston’s ICA, which is of course showing Barry’s mid-career survey at the moment.

Video:Queens of the Stone Age – “Keep Your Eyes Peeled”

In the age of artists trying to combat early album leaks bands have become more and more innovative in how they choose to introduce their new works to the public. Case in point are Queens of the Stone Age who have have shared yet another ghoulish animated video for a track from their forthcoming album, ...Like Clockwork, out June 4 via Matador. If we are going to be getting a video for each track I’m all for it.

This one is for "Keep Your Eyes Peeled"and Like the "Kalopsia" and "I Appear Missing" the imagery was handled by artist Boneface with animation by Liam Brazier.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Video: FACT TV - Mo' Wax founder James Lavelle's Archived Collection Part’s 1 & 2

Mo’ Wax, was a huge influence when I was growing up and attending high school, the leftfield hip-hop label that brought you artists like DJ Shadow, and originally introduced "those in the know" to fashion brands like A Bathing Ape turns 21 this year. 

To mark the occasion, the label are planning an exhibition titled Urban Archaeology - which will then be turned into a book documenting the Mo’ Wax discography and story (a little more on that and the forthcoming Kickstarter campaign behind it, here). James Lavelle, who co-founded the label in 1992 and would later form UNKLE with Shadow, has an incredible – bordering on mythical, for fans of the label – lock-up used to store his personal collection of records, Mo’ Wax memorabilia and more, and FACT TV, along with DJ Haus of Unknown to the Unknown and various other ventures, went down to check it out.

So far two episodes have aired and as you’d expect, Lavelle has stories for days.  In part one James shares some stories about personal favs in his collection, his days working at West London record store Honest Jon’s, visual collaborations with Will Bankhead and Massive Attack’s 3D and more.

In part two we see James dig through some of the older and rarer material in his collection – DAT tapes and all – and talks about the major influences on the label over the years.

Video: Queens of The Stone Age – “Kalopsia”

As reported Queens of the Stone Age are getting ready to release their latest LP, Like Clockwork, on June 4th via Matador. We have already shared "My God Is the Sun" and “I Appear Missing” and today we go for round three with a new song and video titled “Kalopsia,” meaning a condition wherein things appear more beautiful than they are. Album cover artist Boneface is once again responsible for the entertaining video of what sounds like an abbreviated version of the track that will appear on the album …

Joey Castillo- Drums
Dean Fertita- Piano, Rhodes, Korg MS-10, Guitar
Joshua Homme- Vocals, Guitar, Air, Hells
Trent Reznor- Vocals, Breathing, Kick, Snare,
Michael Shuman- Bass, Moog, Hells, Kalopsia’s
Troy Van Leeuwen- Guitar, Moog Lap Steel, Hells, Kalopsia’s

Monday, May 13, 2013

Video: Kendrick Lamar – “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”

Kendrick Lamar dropped a video for his "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe." The clip features Juicy J, Schoolboy Q and Mike Epps in a celebration of the death of Molly...

Listen: Daft Punk - ”Random Access Memories”(Full LP) + Collaborators Series Paul Williams

Daft Punk's highly anticipated new album, Random Access Memories, is out in one week via Columbia. We have shared the first single “Get Lucky” along with videos under the Collaborators series project including Nile Rodgers, Pharrell, Giorgio Moroder, Todd Edwards, Panda Bear, Chilly Gonzales and DJ Falcon.

Now, you can finally hear the album itself, in full, streaming over on iTunes. (Go to Daft Punk's artist page on iTunes to hear it.) After the first listen I’m initially surprised to hear how mellow it is, ith the easy favorite being "Doin' It Right" what says you? Be sure to also check out the latest in the series of Collaborators videos below with the legendary Paul Williams who discusses his views on anonymity and fame amongst other things and who 's collaboration on R.A.M. track"Touch" is an album highlight .

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Video: Tycho - "Ascension"

A vivid, hypnotic clip from Tycho, the ambient/electronic project of San Francisco graphic artist Scott Hansen. “Ascension” hits all the right spots with is warm calming colors and serene desert landscape; directed by Charles Bergquist.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Video: “Retox 'YPLL' Documentary”

What we got here is a sweet ten minute documentary directed by Mitch Massie about the punk band Retox. Featuring new music from their forthcoming LP YPLL  (Out May 28) and open discussions about their recording process, touring, and overall philosophy on what it means to be a small hard working band today. Featuring interviews with band members Justin Pearson, Mike Crain, Brian Evans, Thor Dickey as well as fellow musicians Jason Hamacher (Frodus,) Buzz Osboorne (The Melvins,) Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs,) Trevor Dunn (Tomahawk,) Maxamillion Avila (Antioch Arrow) and Aaron Montaigne (Heroin.) 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Video: El-P Lecture New York, 2013

A wealth of content is coming out of the Red Bull Music Academy today with this latest video of producer/emcee Jaime Meline, aka El-P, sharing some thoughts on his life and career. Topics discussed include but are not limited to: what the process of recording his albums is like, the drawbacks of being branded “Independent as Fuck,” his current relationship with one-time sworn enemy Rawkus Records, reflections on producing Cannibal Ox’s classic Cold Vein LP, and of course his latest project with Killer Mike, Run the Jewels. Grab some popcorn and a comfy seat as this one is just shy of two hours long.


Make A Donation: American Psycho The Musical

A brand new musical, based on the iconic novel (American Psycho) by BretEaston Ellis, is coming to the Almeida Theatre in London this December and if you donate 25$ you get this sweet Patrick Bateman Business card.

The 1GB "Patrick Bateman" business card, pre-loaded with "You Are What You Wear" (featured in the video below) plus two more original American Psycho demos by Duncan Sheik + high res iPhone/iPad skins of all three posters (below.)

Donate HERE and check out a short video on the project.

Video: 12 Years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic

Sticking with the Red Bull Music Academy theme we follow up the latest episodes of  H∆SHTAG$ with 12 years of DFA: Too Old To Be New, Too New To Be Classic, a short documentary that gives an inside look at the legendary NYC label that got the indie kids to dance.

Featuring music and appearances by LCD SoundsystemTheRapture, Holy Ghost!The Juan MacLeanShit RobotSinkaneYACHT and many more, the 13 minute film investigates DFA’s birth in 2001 to where they are now  with insight from the the label’s founders LCD Soundsystem‘s James Murphy, Jonathan Galkin, and Tim Goldsworthy.

Video: The National - "Sea of Love"

More treats from The National today in the form of a new video and song called "Sea of Love", from their forthcoming album Trouble Will Find Me, out May 20/21 via 4AD. The clip was directed by Sophia Peer and is a homage to this.

Video: H∆SHTAG$ Episode 5- “Don’t Call It Tumblerwave” Documentary

For the fifth episode of H∆SHTAG$ , the web series chronicling Internet-based music, we get a peek into the world of Tumblrwave.

The microblogging site Tumblr has given a voice to a wide variety of alternative artists in its short history. This episode features interviews with queer rapper Le1f, hip hop new hope Kilo Kish and seapunk founders Zombelle and Ultrademon to name but a few. Topics of discussion include why the service works better than Facebook in connecting people, what happens when you can make your IRL dreams a URL reality and what happens when the mainstream comes knocking. Check it below… 

Listen: These New Puritans - "Fragment Two"

I’ve never understood why British post-punk act These New Puritans doesn't get more praise, the band has a great original sound and execution to detail not often found in music these days. Whatever the case June 10th sees the release of their third LP called Field of Reeds, the follow-up to 2010's spectacular Hidden. The record is produced by bandleader Jack Barnett along with Graham Sutton and like Hidden features a cast of contributing string, woodwind players and guest vocalists. Check out our first taste via "Fragment Two“ which is yet another well executed and somber piece from a band that does it better than most. 

Field of Reeds track listing:
01 This Guy's in Love With You
02 Fragment Two
03 The Light in Your Name
04 V (Island Song)
05 Spiral
06 Organ Eternal
07 Nothing Else
08 Dream
09 Field of Reeds

Listen: Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “Noble Drew Ali”

Mr. Muthafuckin’eXquire is set to release his latest mix tape Kismit in the very near future via eX’s Life is Passion site. The tape is said to feature Danny Brown, Flatbush Zombies, Goldie Glo, Heron, Gorgeous Black and Cokey Briccz amongst others.  You can stream the horn-driven, Constobuz, produced “Noble Drew Ali” below to get a taste of eXquire’s new more introspective vibe.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Video: Daft Punk Random Access Memories Video Series Episode 7 – DJ Falcon

Another day and another episode of Daft Punk’s Meet The Collaborators series. Episode 7 features child hood friend of the robots DJ Falcon. Of course Stéphane has a long rich history with French house music and more specifically Daft Punk having worked with Thomas Bangalter when they formed their band Together. Coincidentally Stéphane is also a cousin of Onomatopoeia favorite Alan Braxe. Falcon discuss' this rich history and his work on Random Access Memories track “Contact” which is due out on May 21st. Check out the video below as well as a decade old “demo/prototype” version of the song which centers around a sample of Australian band the Sherbs' "We Ride Tonight."

Video: Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – “Mosquito”

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have shared a video for the title track off their new record, Mosquito. The video concept utilizes the picture in picture format where the large screen features a mosquito sucking the blood of a small child, who is the focus of the smaller screen. As the song reaches a climax things get psychedelic ending in an obvious but none the less satisfying manner.

Video: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Mermaids”

Having just recently attended a Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds gig in NYC, the band drop a video for new single Mermaids off their fantastic Push The Sky Away LP, featuring a very similar live performance filmed at the LA Fonda Theatre in February. "Mermaids" will be released on 20 May as a download package including studio version, a live version recorded in Berlin and two non-album tracks "Needle Boy" & "Lightning Bolts."

Monday, May 6, 2013

Video: Queens of The Stone Age – “I Appear Missing”

As reported Queens of the Stone Age are getting ready to release their latest LP, Like Clockwork, on June 4th via Matador. We have already shared "My God Is the Sun" and now we have a second cut and video to enjoy in the form of “I Appear Missing.” It would seem that album cover artist Boneface is also responsible for the entertaining video. The LP is said to feature contributions from DaveGrohlTrent ReznorElton JohnScissor Sisters' Jake Shears, and old friends Mark Lanegan and Nick Oliveri.  Liking what I hear and see so far.

Dean Fertita- Clavinet, Background Vocals
Dave Grohl- Drums
Joshua Homme- Vocals, 12-String Guitar, Slide Guitar
Michael Shuman- Bass, Background Vocals, Screams,
Troy Van Leeuwen- Drone Guitar, 12-String Guitar, Shaker, Background Vocals

Friday, May 3, 2013

Video: Twigs – “How’s That”

It’s been a minute since we heard from U.K. singer Twigs, who’s EP made my best of 2012 list, so I was excited to see that she has been keeping busy in the studio working on new material. The smooth “How’s That”, which was co-written by Arca, makes its debut with yet another great Jesse Kanda video to boot, check it below…

Listen: Nacho Picasso & Avatar Darko – “Vampire” (Prod. AraabMUZIK)

Here is something new from Nacho Picasso & Avatar Darko’s upcoming Vampsterdam project. “Vampire” features production by AraabMuzik who was apparently shot the other night in an attempted robbery, thankfully the word is that he is expected to make a full recovery. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Video: The Gaslamp Killer – “In The Dark”

Brainfeeder producer The Gaslamp Killer has got a new visually striking video to share for Breakthrough album cut “In The Dark.” The Hyperballad directed video is perfectly eerie and fits the song like a glove with its cult-like vibe and graphics, first-class stuff for sure.

Video: VHILS – “Fragmentos”

Portuguese Artist Alexandre Farto, aka VHILS, released a new video showcasing a recent trip to Brazil where the street artist and his crew did some of their trademark “carved graffiti.” Soundtrack comes courtesy of Cone Crew Diretoria with “Chama os Mulekes (nstrumental.)” Directed by João Retorta.

Video: DJ Koze - "Nices Wölkchen” (feat. Apparat)

DJ Koze unveils the video for his collaborative track with fellow German producer Apparat, off his red hot Amygdala LP. “Nices Wölkchen” see’s the producer having a strange encounter in some purple tinted woodland’s.

Video: Austra -"Home"

Following an audio stream we shared back in early March Austra has revealed their clip for “Home,” the first single from their upcoming follow-up to 2011′s Feel It Break, titled Olympia (out June 18th.) It’s a single-shot clip, featuring a down and out looking Katie Stelmanis and her bandmates getting ready for a show. Directed by That Go.

Video: Bosnian Rainbows – “Turtle Neck”

Bosnian Rainbows is a new band featuring Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes), Nicci Kasper (Kudu, KRS-ONE), Deantoni Parks (John Cale, The Mars Volta), and Omar Rodriguez Lopez (The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In). The group formed during the summer of 2012 and will release their self-titled debut LP June 25th 2013 on Sargent House. While the four members respective pedigrees are as distinctive as the names they're attached to, the group itself is an entity all its own, unlike any other project any of them have been in. Check our lead single “Turtle Neck” who’s video is made up of photographs taken around the world while on tour.

Video: Empire Of The Sun - "Alive"

Paris Fashion Week? No Empire Of The Sun on a regular day I'm afraid.

Aussie pop duo Empire of the Sun recently announced their return to the scene after a five year break since their colorful debut Walking On A Dream was released.  “Alive,” pretty much picks up where they left off with its synth pop melodies and anthemic choruses. For those who aren't familiar with the band think MGMT and Yeasayer attending a swingers party and hooking up with Fischerspooner and The Scissor Sisters. Check out the video below and try not to get lost in the ridiculous sci-fi fantasy world the band continue to associate their look with and just enjoy the pure pop bliss! Ice On The Dune is out June 18, pre-order it here.