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Nicolas Godin – “Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde” (Feat. Thomas Mars) Video

French futurist-pop duo Air have been on hiatus since releasing Le Voyage Dans La Lune dropped in 2012, but Nicolas Godin has since been releasing music on his own. “Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde” is the second single we’re heading off of Godin’s forthcoming solo album Contrepoint, the first being the hyperactive “Orca,” which also debuted… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 7, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Air – “Dirty Trip” (Live In L.A. Jan 2000)

Air’s original motion picture soundtrack for The Virgin Suicides is essentially a standalone Air album unto itself, a worthy component of a superior discography. And in keeping with its classic status, the soundtrack is getting a massive multi-tiered reissue for its 15th anniversary. In addition to the original soundtrack album, the Virgin Suicides project contai… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 15, 2015 - 3:31 pm

Air Release Vinyl-Only Museum Soundtrack

The music made by the long-running French duo Air always sounded like it was meant to soundtrack something — and often, it was soundtracking something. Now the duo has composed a series of ambient recordings inspired by artwork in the Palais De Beaux Arts De Lille. Music For Museum (in a nice reference to Eno’… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 25, 2014 - 10:47 am

Starwalker – “Bad Weather”

Air’s Jean-Benoît Dunckel already kicked out one LP this year under his solo guise Tomorrow’s World, and now he’s got another project with an EP on the way. Starwalker, Dunckel’s partnership with Bardi Johansson of Bang Gang, will release an as-yet untitled EP soon and debut its first music video this Friday; a 20-second previewMore »

By: Chris DeVille / October 2, 2013 - 12:39 pm

Hear New Air And Oneohtrix Point Never Songs From Boss

Folks like Jim James, Oneohtrix Point Never, Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis, Shearwater and Air contributed to the soundtrack of Starz original series Boss, which features Kelsey Grammar as an unraveling Chicago mayor. Today, a few of those tracks can be heard through Boss previews; hear Air’s “Express” here and Oneohtrix’s “Celia” here. Premium cable i… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 10, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Stream Air Le Voyage Dans La Lune

Air got famous in the late ’90s by making sexed-up retro-futuristic bachelor-pad music that sounded like the most French thing ever created. But their new LP, Le Voyage Dans La Lune, is a bit of a departure. It started out as a new score for a restored version of the classic silent film of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Tomorrow’s World – “So Long, My Love” (Stereogum Premiere)

Air’s Jean-Benoit Dunckel new side project is called Tomorrow’s World, and with that outfit he kicks off the new Kitsuné compilation, Kitsuné Parisien II, with “So Long, My Love.” The track features vocals from Lou Hayter (New Young Pony Club) and channels an ethereal, but urgent, sound, stacking Hayter’s (occasionally altered) vocals on top of… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 30, 2012 - 2:57 pm

Air – “Parade”

Le Voyage Dans Le Lune, the new album from veteran French sexy-music purveyors Air, began life when the duo were asked to score a restored, colorized version of the 1902 Georges Méliès silent film with the same title. It’s now a full-length album that’s set to come out next week, and we’ve already heard the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2012 - 9:03 am

Air – “Sonic Armada” Video

Previously on Stereogum, we saw a glimpse of Air’s most recent project, where the French electronic duo had scored a recolored, remastered version of Georges Méliès’ cinematic landmark Le Voyage Dans La Lune. The score would eventually blossom into the new Air full length; now, another portion of that project has emerged in the form… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 3, 2012 - 10:05 am

Watch Part Of The Air-Scored Le Voyage Dans La Lune

The origin of Air’s forthcoming LP, Le Voyage Dans La Lune, was a restoration of the iconic French film of the same name, a cinematic landmark created by Georges Méliès in 1902. The French electronic duo was asked to compose a modern score for a restored, hand-colored version of the film, and that original 16-minute… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 8, 2011 - 12:24 pm

Air – “Seven Stars” (Feat. Victoria Legrand)

When Air announced the details for their forthcoming Le Voyage Dans La Lune a little while ago, one of the more interesting wrinkles was that one song would feature vocals from Beach House’s Victoria Legrand. That track has now surfaced; hit the jump to stream “Seven Stars.”… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 6, 2011 - 3:43 pm

Air Prep Le Voyage Dans La Lune

Air’s follow-up to 2009’s Love 2 is called Le Voyage Dans La Lune in tribute to fellow countryman Georges Méliès’ influential 1902 silent film of the same name. The album features contributions from Beach House’s Victoria Legrand as well as Au Revoir Simone (who are, you know, not French. But it’s about the spirit!). Check… More »

By: Corban Goble / November 21, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Watch Air’s Painted Love Cartier Film

For the social cost of a “Like” on Facebook, you can check out French electronic duo Air’s new film for Cartier, Painted Love, which I must say gets pretty freaky. Head to Cartier’s Facebook page watch the short film. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 9, 2011 - 9:58 am

Air Score Cartier Film

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from luxuriant French makeout-music duo Air, but they’ll soon be back with some music for the French jewelry brand Cartier. Brooklyn’s Waverly Films have made a four-and-a-half minute short film called “Painted Love,” which will feature a score from Air. The film is set to debut 11/9 o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 3, 2011 - 10:37 am

MGMT – “It’s Working (Air Remix)”

So Me added some visual poetry to MGMT’s sophomore LP narrative with his video for “It’s Working,” which had the lads swallowed whole by a finely packaged idea factory. Pretty neat/relevant. The Stereolab-gone-Zombies jam, one of Congratulations’ high points, gets placed in French hands again, here with a remix by the cushy electronic masters of… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 1, 2010 - 2:06 pm

Breakbot Remixes Air (Stereogum Premiere)

On first listen, the shadowy “So Light Is Her Footfall” struck us as a perfect backdrop for some film noir. Four months later, its video directors agreed. This third look at the track flips the scene of Dunckel and Godin’s lonely hearts club jam, from black & white to Ed Banger banger. The transformation come… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 29, 2010 - 9:06 am

New Air Video – “So Light Is Her Footfall”

When we posted Air’s “So Light Is Her Footfall,” Amrit speculated the Love 2 track would work well as the soundtrack for a bit of “film-noir intrigue”:

Perhaps a private dick following a lovely mademoiselle as she lightly steps down shadowy corridors all alone alone alone alone alone alone alone. Dunckel and Godin don’t… More »

By: brandon / January 13, 2010 - 2:39 pm

Black Moth Super Rainbow Remix Air (Stereogum Premiere)

The psychedelic Pittsburgh analog experimentalists contribute a thick layer of dandelion gum to Love 2’s pastoral, carefree “Sing Sang Sung.” Black Moth Super Rainbow’s teeming fuzz keeps the song pleasant, but does bring a bit of darkness to the picnic. Or, more accurately, a bit of barometric pressure. It’d go well with the animated mushroom-sproutingMore »

By: brandon / November 4, 2009 - 10:07 am

Stream Air’s Love 2

The bits we’ve heard from the French duo’s sixth album are effervescent, Moog-y, robotic, and film noir-ish. Add descriptors to the pile after you give an email address and your city/state to Air’s website. More »

By: brandon / September 28, 2009 - 10:11 am

New Air – “So Light Is Her Footfall”

The last dispatch from Air’s Love 2, the effervescent “Sing Sang Sung,” would have made a lovely cruising-on-a-summer’s-day video. (Instead the French men paid homage to… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 16, 2009 - 9:28 am
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