Empire of the Sun and Alpine played Pier 26 (which isn’t coming back next year due to noise complaints) (pics)
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Empire of the Sun @ Pier 26, 9/5/2013
The duo outfit themselves in pastel muumuus, sparkling headdresses and smeary face-paints, making them look like either intergalactic figure skaters or Aztec cousins to Siegfried and Roy. Not since A Flock of Seagulls has a pop group presented a look this flat-out ridiculous.
The good news? They meant it that way.
“We want our artists to look ridiculous,” says the duo’s Nick Littlemore. “We like flamboyance. We looked around at all these indie artists wearing boring clothes and staring at their shoes and we thought, ‘Where are our Eltons? Where are our Bowies?'” – [NY Daily News]
Australian galaxy invaders / over-the-top pop band Empire of the Sun touched down in NYC on Thursday (9/6) at outdoor venue Pier 26 as part of their summer tour. Opening the show was fellow Aussies (and writers of catchy tunes in their own right), Alpine. Pictures from that show are in this post.
Right after Empire of the Sun were this weekend’s two Passion Pit shows at Pier 26 which were the last of the season…and the venue, it looks like, due to noise complaints from neighbors. Too bad. More pics from Empire of the Sun and Alpine below…
Empire of the Sun