New: Empire of the Sun - "Alive"

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"Loving every minute because you make me feel so alive," goes the chorus of the first new Empire of the Sun we've heard since 2008's Walking On A Dream. "Alive" is built around the kind of dancing ecstasy described in the chorus, with a throbbing four on the floor bass line and shimmery synths that help Luke Steele's vocals fill out the rest of the song's sonic space. It's a good tune, but it'll be interesting to see if it has the same staying power that made their prior album so popular.

Look for the new album, Ice on the Dune, in June 2013.