Music — Empire of the Sun
World of Zune music
recommendation (genre: pop) — Empire of the
Empire of the Sun
Australia's Empire of the Sun is described as an "electro-glam-pop" duo
and is probably like nothing you've heard before. Or at least not in
Combining Village People like costumes (but cooler), Bee-Gees
amazing electronic rhythms, this band really stands out from most pop
music you'll hear nowadays.
Empire of the Sun is Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore. The band
took their name from title of the J.G. Ballard novel of the same name.
They mention Phoenix
Punk as influences, but you can be sure that they have
their own unique sound.
Their album Walking
on a Dream is one of the most played albums in the Zune
Marketplace in the new wave sub-category under rock; and for very good
reason. Once you start listening to the
opening track Standing on the Shore, you are not going to stop.
album went platinum in their native Australia and is described by the
musicians as a "spiritual road movie". The 2009 special edition
contains several cool bonus remixes worth checking out.
Standout tracks include Standing on
the shore and the title track Walking on a
Dream. Empire of the Sun is not going to appeal for
everyone. But if it appeals to you, you'll be glad you checked them
out. You can get more information and check out
the full track listing here.
This album is
a free download with your Zune pass. Download it today!
Don't have a Zune pass? Sign up for a free 14-day trial
Or buy this CD from Amazon.
Or download this CD from Amazon MP3.
Check out Empire of the Sun on MySpace.
Return from Featured Music — Empire of the Sun
to Zune Music
to World of Zune