Empire of the Sun Announce New Album

Two Vines Due Out October 28 via Astralwerks

Aug 22, 2016
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Australian dance duo Empire of the Sun have announced their third album, the follow-up to 2013's Ice on the Dune. Two Vines is due out October 28 via Astralwerks. The album features Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, Wendy Melvoin (from Prince's band The Revolution), and two members of David Bowie's Blackstar band (pianist Henry Hey and bassist Tim Lefebvre). The album was co-produced by Empire of the Sun and Peter Mayes (Sia, the Killers) and recorded in Hawaii and Los Angeles. No new music has been shared from the album yet, but below is the tracklist and cover art via Pitchfork

Empire of the Sun's Lord Nick Littlemore had this to say about the album in a press release: "There was an image we talked about very early on with this record, before we wrote the title track, 'Two Vines,' and that was this image of a modern city overtaken by jungle, almost like mother nature taking back the planet.... All the buildings will turn back to sand. All it will be is nature again. We wanted to make something that reflected the beauty of that, and the wisdom that plants can give us about living harmoniously on this beautiful planet."

The band's Emperor Luke Steele had this to say about the recording process: "Going to Hawaii to record was the best idea. That was the catalyst for me. I'd spend the morning surfing, then roll in and make music into the night."

Two Vines Tracklist:

01 Before
02 High and Low
03 Two Vines
04 Friends
05 There's No Need
06 Way to Go
07 Ride
08 Digital Life
09 First Crush
10 ZZZ
11 To Her Door
12 Keystone
13 Lend Me Some Light
14 Welcome to My Life
15 Walking on a Dream (Manny Marroquin Remix)



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