Ridiculously behatted pop duo Empire Of The Sun have announced details of their second album.
It's called 'Ice On The Dune' (obviously) and is released at some point in June this year. According to a press release, Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore (for it is they) "face an unprecedented challenge in their bid to restore peace to the world, 1000 years into the future".
There's also this 'explanation' of the album's concepts, which covers everything really:
'Once, the world was pure. It was the Emperor and the Prophet who kept it thus. Each day, they charted the sun’s course across the sky, guided rivers down from mountain peaks, brought rains to quench raging fires.
With the aid of their four priests, who possessed spirits of wild animals, they travelled the world tirelessly, maintaining nature’s delicate balance, allowing all things to grow and flourish — always with the aid of the sacred jewel held atop the Emperor’s crown…
But one night, as the Emperor slumbered, recovering from his labours, true darkness appeared. The King of Shadows, ever the bitter foe of the Empire, and all it had achieved, crept into their temple. Craving the Emperor’s power, he stole the jewel from his crown– and in an instant the world was changed.
Robbed of the bulk of his power, the Emperor and the Prophet watched helplessly as their temple was torn asunder, and their priests cast far out into the world.
But even in that moment, when all appeared lost, there was one thing that the King of Shadows black heart simply could not have imagined… The Emperor and the Prophet have never abandoned hope.'
They've also dumped a teaser video thing online, which you can watch below if you're still interested.[youtube]8WwCMP5qVIY[/youtube]