Empire of the Sun is a "coming of age war film" that was directed by Steven Spielberg in 1987. Whether or not the Australian band, Empire of the Sun, purposely named themselves after this movie, they still seem to use their imagination and claim they are a music superhero duo in a "spiritual road movie."
The duo, Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore, apparently are always dressed in "costume" when they do interviews. By just glancing at one of their press photos, you can get an idea of what these costumes are like. They kind of remind me of stills from the NeverEnding Story or something.
When I first heard Empire of the Sun, I may or may not have cast them aside. Reasons for this are due to the fact that they kind of seem like a copy of MGMT. I still think they resemble MGMT a little too much but I can't help but love the song, "We Are The People."
Empire of the Sun - We Are The People
Also, the remixes of this song are too good to pass up. Shazam picks the song up for the disco dance floor and Johnny2Sox does the same but adds some saxophone which gives it more soul.
Empire of the Sun - We Are The People (Shazam Remix)
Empire of the Sun - We Are The People (Johnny2Sox Remix)