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The Anniversary

Moon Safari Turns 20

On the cover of Air's 1998 debut album, in small letters next to the duo's logo, are the words "French Band." A lot of people…
Tom Breihan | January 26, 2018 - 12:22 pm


Q&A: Backstage at Governors Ball, Air Look Back On Two Decades of Being Fabulous

Stereogum is named from a lyric from the Air song "Radio Number 1," from the French futurists' 2001 LP, 10,000 Hz Legend. As such, we…
Michael Tedder | June 9, 2017 - 1:37 pm

2015 In Review

The Best Stereogum Interview Quotes Of 2015

We interviewed a lot of people in 2015. I know this because, in order to compile this list, I read upwards of 60 Q&A's with…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 31, 2015 - 2:35 pm

More Air stories


JB Dunckel – “Space Age”

Air's JB Dunckel is close to releasing his new latest solo album. Titled H+, it's inspired by transhumanism, the philosophy that the human race can…
Chris DeVille | March 5, 2018 - 9:35 am

JB Dunckel – “Love Machine”

Last month, Air's classic album Moon Safari celebrated its 20th anniversary. And today, JB Dunckel, one half of the French duo, has announced his own…
Tom Breihan | February 14, 2018 - 9:52 am

JB Dunckel – “Hold On” Video

JB Dunckel (fka Darkel) is the moniker of Jean-Benoît Dunckel, who makes up half of the French duo Air. Today, Dunckel released a new song…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 1, 2017 - 12:20 pm

Watch Air Play Two Classics On Kimmel

Earlier this year, French space-lounge kings Air released the career-spanning collection Twentyears, and about a month ago, they promoted it by taping a performance on…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2016 - 10:11 am

Watch Air Play One Of Their Best Songs On Le Grand Journal

Air made an appearance on the French variety show Le Grand Journal to promote their 20 year anniversary anthology compilation, which came out earlier this…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 28, 2016 - 11:46 am

Watch Sampha Cover Air’s “All I Need”

Last month, UK soul singer Sampha released an excellent single in the form of "Timmy's Prayer," and he recently appeared on BBC Radio 1 for…
James Rettig | June 16, 2016 - 9:24 am

Air – “Adis Abebah”

Two weeks from now and 20 years after their international debut, French band Air will release a double-LP anthology titled, fittingly, TWENTYEARS. The anthology includes…
Zac Gelfand | May 26, 2016 - 2:32 pm

Air – “Indian Summer”

French retro-futuristic pop duo Air announced Twentyears, a new anthology that collects hits and rarities from the course of their 20-year career, last month. Today,…
Peter Helman | May 12, 2016 - 8:37 pm

Air Announce Twentyears Anthology With Rare And Unreleased Tracks

The French duo of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel, better known as Air, made their international debut 20 years ago. Seven albums (and one soundtrack…
Collin Robinson | April 19, 2016 - 10:51 am

Nicolas Godin – “Elfe Man” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Nicolas Godin, one half of French electronic duo Air, released his Bach-inspired solo debut Contrepoint in Europe late last year. But the album is just…
Peter Helman | March 14, 2016 - 9:03 am

Starwalker – “Everybody’s Got Their Own Way” (Stereogum Premiere)

Air's Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Bang Gang's Bardi Johannsson write twinkly, spacey synth rock under the fitting name of Starwalker, and we've been enjoying their work
Charles Innis | January 18, 2016 - 9:53 am

Starwalker – “Le President” Video

In 2013, Air's Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Bang Gang's Bardi Johannsson formed Starwalker, and early last year they released their debut EP, Losers Can Win, and…
James Rettig | December 1, 2015 - 4:52 pm
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