The building blocks of perennial Stereogum favorites Air’s followup to Pocket Symphony are slowly coming together. This next set of chilled and gauzy earphone candy is due this fall under the title Love 2. That’s Nicolas and JB looking fittingly mellowed and pensive on the cover. Also, the duo’s releasing a free MP3 of opening track “Do The Joy” on 7/6. To have receive it on that date, enter your email info at aircheology.com and wait for the confirmation that suggests you “Sit back and relax.” Air know thyself.
Love 2 is out 10/6 via Astralwerks. After “Do The Joy,” the first proper single will be “Sing Sang Sung,” out 8/25. They’ll launch a European tour in early 2010 at Casino de Paris then head to North America in the Spring.