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Aussie alt-electro poppers Empire of the Sun have a new record out on October 28th called Two Vines.

Here’s a quote from the 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,” says Nicholas Littlemore, the co-pilot with Luke Steele of this fantastic vessel of electro-futurist sound and vision. “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.”

Empire recorded the new album in Los Angeles and Hawaii.

“Going to Hawaii to record was the best idea,” said Luke. No shit.

Our first listen is “High and Low.”

Yeah I think this song will be going into heavy rotation at my DJ sets at Match Pub and on the driving iPhone playlists.

Go with yourself.

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Empire of The Sun – Alive

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Empire of the Sun are fucking cool.  The festival party rockers have a new record in June called Ice on the Dune.  The first single is called “Alive.”  And by simple act of reading the title, you’re ready to singalong.

and because their 2008 music video for “Walking on a Dream” is so darn neato.

Stay weird with yourself.

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Generally when I read or hear about some hipster jam and its not reviewed or mentioned on Pitchfork, my bullshit meter goes off.

One of two things must be true about this song:

01) Its a corporate construct like Paramore or Taco Bell “Beef”

02) Its too enjoyable and accessible for the “Dictators of Taste” in Chicago.

The story is bizarre and wonderful and strange.

LA scenesters record one ice-cool song.  Share it for free on their website.  One friend tells another down the grapevine and presto-bingo-bango, internet phenoms.

Foster the People‘s “Pumped Up Kicks” reverberated around the internet tubes this past summer and with a discography that includes… uhh, “Pumped Up Kicks” they are now off to do a little tour of Australia and will be at this year’s Coachella.

What’s going on?  Is the song really that good?  I dunno…  lets have a listen.

Foster the People – “Pumped Up Kicks”
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Download mp3 >> FosterthePeople-Pumpedupkicks

The LA Times had all sorts of positives to say about the song, I mean, if you think sounding like Phoenix or Empire of the Sun is a positive.

I’ve listened to the song a half-dozen times at my desk today.  I like it.  Is it changing me world?  not really… so maybe I don’t fully appreciate or understand why this particular track got touched by the fickle hand of the viral internet.  But I will download the the free MP3 and include it in my set at Veneto for sure.

Go with yourself.

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