Empire of the Sun Tap Lindsey Buckingham, Wendy Melvoin & Bowie Band Members for 'Two Vines' Album
Australian glitter dance duo Empire of the Sun recruited some heavy hands for their upcoming third album, Two Vines. The album, due on Astralwerks on Oct. 28, will feature contributions from Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, Wendy Melvoin from Prince's Revolution band and two members of David Bowie's Blackstar band, pianist Henry Hey and bassist Tim Lefebvre.
The first single from the album, "High and Low," is due out Wednesday. It was recorded in Hawaii and Los Angeles and co-produced by members Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes (Killers, Sia) and in a statement announcing the follow-up to 2013's Ice on the Dune Littlemore said, "We always saw Empire as a movie... The whole concept was based around childhood fantasies; being in bed and staring at the posters on your wall, whether they were monster movies or outlandish rock stars or pieces of art. We always wanted to be one of those posters on a child’s wall that had so much imagination locked into it, a kind of invitation that pushes you over the edge into dream world. With this record, it’s time to take that next step."
Steele said recording in Hawaii helped foster the vibe of the album. "Going to Hawaii to record was the best idea. That was the catalyst for me," he said. "I’d spend the morning surfing, then roll in and make music into the night."
Two Vines track list:
"High and Low"
"There's No Need"
"Way to Go"
"To Her Door"
"Lend Me Some Light"
"Welcome to My Life"
"Walking on a Dream (Manny Marroquin remix)"