Watch: Empire of the Sun’s Teaser for “Ice on the Dune” LP (Video)
Electro-pop duo Empire of the Sun have announced a new LP planned for 2013 titled Ice on the Dune. The follow-up to 2008’s Walking on a Dream will be released this June.
The band also let go this excerpt from their theatrical 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 labours, 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.’
Empire of the Sun will be headlining this year’s Wilderness Festival, and the band announced fans can get a first preview of the album at SXSW at a special event on March 15th (RSVPs required). Check out their list of tour dates and watch the epic trailer for their new album below.
Empire of the Sun Tour Dates:
05-24 Joliet, IL – Electric Daisy Carnival
05-25 George, WA – Sasquatch! Music Festival
06-27-30 Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest
06-28-29 Kansas City, KS – Kanrocksas
08-08-11 Oxfordshire, England – Wilderness Festival