1. 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 var ...

  2. 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 re ...

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  4. Single Reviews: Mika Featuring Pharrell Williams, Matchbox Twenty, Zac Brown Band

    June 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT MIKA FEATURING PHARRELL WILLIAMS Celebrate (3:08) Producer: Nick Littlemore Writer: Mika Publishers: various Universal Republic Just as his Empire of the Sun bandmate Luke Steele has become a hip-hop/R&B staple of late by collaborating with Ja ...

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

    June 08, 2012 1:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  6. Backbeat: Usher Previews New Music at Pre-Billboard Music Awards Private Dinner

    May 20, 2012 4:11 PM EDT Clear Channel's Doc Wynter talks shop with Usher and manager Grace Miguel. (Photo: Kevin Ross) "I haven't seen something like this in more than 10 years," said Radio Facts editor Kevin Ross about last evening's (May 19) RC ...

  7. Usher: The Billboard Cover Story

    May 07, 2012 10:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    August 13, 2010 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  9. Empire Of The Sun Wins Three ARIA Artisan Awards

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Empire Of The Sun had three wins at the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Artisan and Fine Arts awards in Sydney today (Nov. 10). Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore, who make up the Capitol/EMI Music Australia dance act, took best prod ...

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

    August 19, 2009 10:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 a ...

  12. SXSW 2005 PREVIEW (3 of 4)

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 w ...