Empire of the Sun
Outkast, Jack White and Vampire Weekend will headline Governors Ball in New York this year. According to Billboard, the festival announced its lineup by placing a full-page ad in the New York Times. News of Outkast headlining was first announced last week.
Janelle Monae, Disclosure, Foster the People, J. Cole, Empire of the Sun, James Blake, Phoenix, Childish Gambino, La Roux, Chance the Rapper, Run the Jewels and Skrillex are just a few of the acts set to perform.
The Governors Ball will take place June 6-8 on Randall’s Island in New York City.
Empire of the Sun’s Ice on the Dune won’t be released officially until June 18 but Rolling Stone is streaming the entire album weeks early for fans to get a taste of what’s to come. According to the publication, the duo’s goal with this album is total pop domination. Will they succeed? Listen to the album in full, including lead single “Alive” here! Continue reading
Empire of the Sun’s new single is pure euphoria. The electronic band (think “Walking on A Dream“) released “Alive,” the first single from their forthcoming album Ice on the Dune, today and it definitely lives up to it’s title. “Loving every minute cuz you make me feel so alive,” the duo chants over a steady beat and layers of synths. It’s actually impossible to listen to this song and have a bad day. Seriously. Do yourself a favor and take a listen.
Ice on the Dune will be released this June 14. Empire of the Sun will perform in Jay Z’s Made in America festival later this year!