News

Apr 04, 2017

Air released a new compilation of singles and rarities entitled Twentyyears last year. Now the beloved French duo have announced their first North American tour in seven years. More

Sep 28, 2016

Air released a new compilation of singles and rarities entitled Twentyyears back in June. Last night the French duo stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform two songs from the compilation, "Kelly Watch the Stars" and "La Femme d'Argent," which are also both tracks from their classic 1998-released debut album Moon Safari. More

Air Share Unreleased Track - “Adis Abebah”

Twentyyears Compilation Due Out June 10

May 26, 2016

Air are releasing a new compilation of singles and rarities entitled Twentyyears on June 10. Now the French duo shared the rare song "Indian Summer" and now they have shared the unreleased track "Adis Abebah." The song was featured in the 2010 film Quartier lointain, but has never been released.  More

May 12, 2016

Air are releasing a new compilation of singles and rarities entitled Twentyyears on June 10. Now the French duo have shared the rarity "Indian Summer." It was recorded during the sessions for 2009's Love 2 album and did appear on the Japanese edition of the album. More

Outside Lands 2016 Lineup: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, and The Muppets

August 5 - 7 in San Francisco, Lineup Also Includes Beach House, Ryan Adams, Duran Duran, The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, Peaches, Kevin Morby, Lana

Apr 05, 2016

Outside Lands have announced their 2016 lineup. The festival goes down August 5 - 7 at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Highlights of the lineup include Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Ryan Adams, Duran Duran, The Last Shadow Puppets, Foals, Peaches, Kevin Morby, Lana Del Rey, DIIV, Big Grams, Julien Baker, Lionel Richie, Major Lazer, Jason Isbell, Lord Huron, Vince Staples, Years & Years, HÆLOS, POLIÇA, Ra Ra Riot, Rogue Wave, Caveman, Whitney, Miguel, and Chance the Rapper.  More

FYF Fest 2016 Lineup: LCD Soundsystem, Tame Impala, Air, Beach House, Grimes, Hot Chip, and More

Father John Misty, Kendrick Lamar, Grace Jones, Wolf Parade, Ty Segall, DIIV, Wild Nothing, Julia Holter, and Many Others Set for Los Angeles Fest in Au

Mar 29, 2016

FYF Fest has announced its 2016 lineup and it's another impressive one. The event is due to take place August 27 and 28 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park. Saturday will be headlined by Kendrick Lamar and Tame Impala and Sunday will be headlined by LCD Soundsystem (who seem to be playing every festival this year) and Grace Jones. More

Watch: Nicolas Godin (of Air) Perform “Bach Off” in a Paris Airport for Takeaway Show

Contrepoint to Get a U.S. Release on February 26, 2016 via Because Music

Dec 03, 2015

Nicolas Godin, one half of the French band Air, released his debut solo album, Contrepoint, in Europe back in September. Now the album is getting a U.S. release on February 26, 2016 via Because Music. Godin also did a very cool Take Away Show session for La Blogothèque. More

Sep 08, 2015

Nicolas Godin, one half of the French band Air, is releasing his debut solo album, Contrepoint, on September 18 via Because Music, with each song inspired by a different Bach composition. More

Jean-Michel Jarre Formally Announces Album Featuring M83, Air, Massive Attack, Fuck Buttons, and Mor

Electronica 1: The Time Machine Due Out October 16, Watch Album Trailer

Aug 28, 2015

1970s French electronic music legend Jean-Michel Jarre has long been teasing his new album, previously announcing that it featured such collaborators as Massive Attack, Gesaffelstein, and Tangerine Dream, and releasing the video for "Glory," his song with fellow Frenchman M83.  More

Jul 07, 2015

Nicolas Godin, one half of the French band Airrecently announced his debut solo album, Contrepoint, which is due out on September 18 via Because Music, with each song inspired by a different Bach composition.  More

Listen: Air – “Playground Love” (Unreleased KCRW Radio Session Version)

The Virgin Suicides – 15th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Out June 16

Jun 12, 2015

Air are releasing a 15th anniversary reissue of their score to Sofia Coppola's 1999 film The Virgin Suicides and to promote that they have shared an unreleased version of the soundtrack's single "Playground Love." It was performed live in 2000 on the Morning Becomes Eclectic show on the Los Angeles public radio station KCRW. More

Air’s Nicolas Godin to Release Solo Album, Shares “Orca” Video

Contrepoint Inspired by Bach and Glenn Gould

Jun 01, 2015

Nicolas Godin, one half of French band Air, is set to release his debut solo album this year and he's released a video for first single "Orca." The album is entitled Contrepoint and is due out on Because Music (the exact release date has yet to be announced). More

Under the Radar Announces Winter 2012 Issue with Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, and Twin Shadow

Issue Also Features: Air, Bear in Heaven, Best Coast, Andrew Bird, Chairlift, Dan Deacon, First Aid Kit, Grimes, Spiritualized, Tegan and Sara, and more

Mar 12, 2012

Under the Radar’s Winter (March/April) Issue will be hitting the stands soon. The issue features an In the Studio 2012 themed cover with the frontmen of three notable acts set to release new albums later this year—Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, and Twin Shadow’s George Lewis Jr. The issue also features interviews with AirBear in HeavenBest CoastAndrew BirdChairliftDan DeaconFirst Aid KitGrimesof MontrealFrankie RoseSpiritualizedTame ImpalaTegan and Saraand much more.  More

Feb 03, 2012

Next week Air will release their much anticipated take on George Méliès' classic silent film Le Voyage Dans La Lune, featuring both an original soundtrack to the restored 14-minute movie as well as a fully-fledged album inspired by the work.  More

Jan 02, 2012

Nearing ever closer to the release of their updated soundtrack to George Méliès' classic silent movie La Voyage Dans La Lune, French duo Air have unveiled another taste of their score with the track "Sonic Armada."  More

Watch: Air Soundtrack “Le Voyage Dans La Lune” Preview

Georges Méliès Classic Given Modern Mix

Dec 08, 2011

As previously reported, Georges Méliès' classic silent film Le Voyage Dans La Lune (A Trip to the Moon) is being given a modern rejuvenation with the help of French duo AirMore

Dec 06, 2011

As previously announced, Air is releasing an updated soundtrack to classic French short film, La Voyage Dans La Lune. Today, the duo released a new track from the album. More

Air to Release Soundtrack to Classic Silent French Film, Le Voyage Dans La Lune

Limited Edition Album out February 7 via Astralwerks features Victoria Legrand (Beach House)

Nov 21, 2011

First French duo Air collaborated on a short film and soundtrack for Cartier, and now its been announced that the band will release an original soundtrack for the vintage black and white French silent film, Le Voyage Dans La Lune. It features guest vocals from Au Revoir Simone and Victoria Legrand (Beach House). More

Watch: Air’s Short Film For Cartier Painted Love

Available to View Now on Cartier Facebook Page

Nov 09, 2011

As previously reported, French band Air was working on a short film for French jewelry company Cartier.

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Air to Score a Short Film From Cartier

Crafted By Waverly Films

Nov 04, 2011

All has been quiet on the Air front for some time lately. But word has come the French duo have scored a short film.  More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

Jul 27, 2010

French duo Air are heading back to the states for a one-off show in Los Angeles, October 23rd.  More

Air Remixes MGMT

“It’s Working”

Jul 01, 2010

One side, a couple of scrappy psychedelic-loving kids from Brooklyn. On the other, two posh Parisians. Who didn’t see the MGMT/Air remix coming? Okay, we didn’t, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t excited. More

Air Plan North American Spring Trek

Joined by British Percussionist Alex Thomas (Bat For Lashes)

Dec 07, 2009

Hot on the heels of this year's Love 2, Air is planning a March tour of North America. This is the sexy Parisian duo's first tour of these parts in three years so they've enlisted some help to make it extra special. Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel will be joined by British drummer/percussionist Alex Thomas (Bat For Lashes, Badly Drawn Boy) on the journey. More

Air Would Love 2 – New Album in October

French Electro-Pop Duo to Release Fifth Album October 6th

Jun 17, 2009

French electro-pop band Air (Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Nicolas Godin) will release its new album Love 2 on October 6th. The duo’s fifth studio album, Love 2 is the first to be recorded in the band’s Atlas Studio, located in northern Paris. In another first, the band has self-produced the entire album. We have the tracklist and the album cover. More


Interviews

Starwalker

Ready to Win

Jun 01, 2016

One of the first words Starwalker (Air's Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Bang Gang's Barði Jóhannsson) use to describe their efforts is "spacey." The term makes sense. Awash with vintage synths and vocoders, the pair's hypnotic pop seems blessed with an extraterrestrial grace. But as for actually checking out the cosmos themselves? Both artists quickly veto the idea. More

Feb 04, 2016

Nicolas Godin, one half of the band Air, is nothing if not pragmatic when evaluating his skills. When describing Contrepoint, his first solo effort in his 17-year career, he notes that the project was born, not out of a desire to say something different, but rather exploring to see if he could break his own self-prescribed mold. More

2014 Artist Survey: Starwalker

Jean-Benoît Dunckel (of Air) and Barði Jóhannsson (of Bang Gang) on Fans Who Want Their Hair, U2, "Weird Al," and Their Former Teachers

Feb 17, 2015

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. Here are some answers from Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Barði Jóhannsson of Starwalker. Jean-Benoît Dunckel is also a member of the French band Air and Barði Jóhannsson is in the Icelandic group Bang Gang. More

Air

Jan 02, 2007

Nicolas Godin, one half of the French duo Air, sounds like he’s speaking from a monkey cage. In reality, he is in the lobby of a hip New York hotel after having spent hours with his other half, Jean-Benoît Dunckel, convincing passport control they are not the thieves of their own passports which were stolen a few years back. More


Reviews

Le Voyage Dans la Lune

Le Voyage Dans la Lune

Astralwerks

Feb 07, 2012

In 1902 French director Georges Méliès released the short film Le Voyage Dans la Lune (aka A Trip to the Moon). It is considered to be the first sci-fi movie, in which, over the course of 14 minutes a group of scientists land on the moon and fight mushroom monsters, before returning home safely. More

Love 2

Love 2

Astralwerks

Oct 16, 2009

Judging from the contentious back-and-forth discourse following the viral release of single "Do the Joy," Air fans most likely fall into two camps: those that want Moon Safariand the group that prefers Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin's more vaporous downtempo jams. More