1. Empire of the Sun Blazes U.S. Headline Tour

    February 07, 2017 4:49 AM EST Get out your fancy headpiece: Empire of the Sun will blaze a U.S. tour this April and May.  The Aussie psychedelic-electro act will hit the road for a slew of headline concerts starting April 15 in Las Vegas -- a day after their show at Coachella -- and winding up May 15 for Day 1 of Radio…

  2. Empire of the Sun on 'Two Vines' Album: 'We're Just Going Deeper Into Paradise'

    October 28, 2016 4:14 PM EDT The world is full of bad news. The man on the TV says it's us against them. The kids today all grow up too fast. The ice caps are melting, the Great Barrier Reef is dying, and the latest report says we're past the point of no return. You step outside and expect disaster, but somehow…

  3. Empire of the Sun Goes Tripping On New Track 'High and Low': Listen

    August 24, 2016 2:59 AM EDT Empire of the Sun’s new track isn’t so much a journey. It’s a trip.  “High and Low,” the first song lifted from the glitter dance-pop act’s third album Two Vines , is a straight-up party tune which flows with melodies, synths and good times.  You know where it's heading when frontman…

  4. Empire of the Sun Unleash Sci-Fi Clip for ‘Alive’: Video

    April 30, 2013 6:21 AM EDT Empire of the Sun has released the video for “Alive,” a three-and-a-half-minute clip which finds the Australian electro-pop act in an all-out fantasy-mode. In “Alive,” the pair of Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore embark on a sci-fi romp through various stunning locations, from dramatic…

  5. Empire of the Sun Premieres New Song ‘Alive’

    April 15, 2013 5:35 AM EDT After weeks of teasing, Empire of the Sun has finally premiered new material. The Australian duo on Monday dropped “Alive,” the first song lifted from their upcoming sophomore set, “Ice on the Dune.” “Alive” can be streamed below and is due for release Tuesday on iTunes. The track isn'…

  6. Usher's 'Looking 4 Myself': Track-By-Track Review

    June 08, 2012 1:50 PM EDT Within the ever-evolving musical landscape, Usher has found a way to evolve himself, and stay two steps ahead of the game. With "Climax," the first taste from his seventh studio album "Looking 4 Myself," Usher proved he belonged to the elite cluster of R&B singers that…

  7. Usher: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 07, 2012 10:50 AM EDT The R&B Superstar Aims to Blend Genres on 'Looking 4 Myself' While Keeping Core Audience Kale salad. Steamed spinach. Lean protein-organic, no hormones or antibiotics. No sugar. No carbs. It may sound like the latest celebrity torture diet, but Usher 's catering requests…

  8. Empire of the Sun Builds Buzz From Out Of Nowhere

    August 13, 2010 3:45 PM EDT In the parlance of blog Hipster Runoff, Empire of the Sun is a "highly bloggable" band. Its debut album, "Walking on a Dream," was released in March 2009 and has sold less than 30,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. None of the tracks has gained significant radio…

  9. Jay-Z Unveils 'Blueprint 3' Track List

    August 19, 2009 10:24 AM EDT Jay-Z revealed the track list to his upcoming eleventh studio album, "The Blueprint 3," on his official website, www.jay-z.com , yesterday (Aug. 18th). Slated for a September 11th release date, "Blueprint" will be released on Jay-Z's own Roc Nation with distribution…

  10. THE SLEEPY JACKSON, "Personality (One Was a Spider, One Was a Bird)"

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australia's Sleepy Jackson was clearly adept at playing with its "sound" on 2004's "Lovers," but has chosen (wisely?) to take a clear-cut path on this new full-length. Australia's Sleepy Jackson was clearly adept at playing with its "sound" on 2004…

  11. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (3 of 4)

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by Southwest Music & Media Conference March 16-20 in Austin, Texas: Phoenix, Little Birdy, Wolfmother and Martha Wai Selected profiles of noteworthy acts that will perform during this year's South by…