29 January 2009

New Artist Alert: Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun are an Australian electro-pop duo. They follow closely in the vein of MGMT, from their melodic tunes and girlish vocals right down to their elaborate costumes. Even their videos seem absurd in a way that's vaguely reminiscent MGMT's "Time to Pretend." Only difference is Empire of the Sun seem to overly indulge in "exotic" cultures to the point that it seems borderline racist. You're white, guys. Get over it.

Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream (mp3)

Empire of the Sun - We Are the People (mp3)

1 comment:

  1. I have to say I prefer MGMT over these Australian guys. MGMT is often over the top (especially their videos), but at least they don't take themselves seriously. Empire seems to think their being deep or something. At least that's the vibe I'm getting. I swear, if I see another shirtless skinny white dude, I'm going to be very upset and also probably looking into a mirror.