Friday, June 19, 2009

Air Blows Into Stores This Fall

It didn't look like anyone would challenge Phoenix for best French album of 2009, but electronic-pop duo (and Phoenix friends) Air finally has a release date for its latest. Astralwerks has announced 'Love 2' will be out Oct. 6. Like Phoenix, Air takes its sweet time between albums. By fall, it will be two-and-a-half years since 'Pocket Symphony' first saw light. For those champing at the bit, there will be a digital single -- "Do the Joy" -- out July 7. The first proper single -- "Sing Sang Song" -- follows Aug. 25.

This is their first album done at Air's own Atlas Studios. It's also the first album written, recorded and mixed solely by the band. In another rare move, the two fellas are handling all the vocals themselves. The songs with female guest vocalists like "Cherry Blossom Girl", "Once Upon a Time" and "Surfing on a Rocket" are among my favorites. So, I'm not sure how I feel about this move. I do know I can't wait to hear these new songs. If anything leaks, you'll find it here. In the meantime, check out Air classics below.

'Love 2' Tracklist:

Do The Joy
So Light Is Her Footfall
Be A Bee
Missing The Light Of The Day
Tropical Disease
Heaven's Light
Night Hunter
Sing Sang Sung
Eat My Beat
You Can Tell It To Everybody
African Velvet

My Fave Four
Air - Playground Love (mp3)
Air - Once Upon a Time (mp3)
Air - Cherry Blossom Girl (mp3)
Air - Kelly Watch the Stars (mp3)

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