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Video: Angels & Airwaves – Tunnels

Angels and AirwavesAngels & Airwaves has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Tunnels” and comes from their latest album, The Dream Walker, released back in December via To The Stars Records.

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Angels & Airwaves

The Dream Walker

To The Stars
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Angels & Airwaves will always bear the brunt of plenty of Tom DeLonge jokes.  Not because the band doesn’t boast an impressive track record by normal standards, but rather because of DeLonge’s affinity for outlandish claims that defined Angels & Airwaves birth.  Very few reviewers miss the opportunity to revisit DeLonge’s early aspirations at making “the best music in decades” and to become a experiential sensation like no other.  

Time passed (ten years to be exact), and aspirations of global domination never played out as planned.  But what did transpire is nothing to scoff at.  DeLonge and crew designed some kickass space jackets, dabbled in some highly stylized independent films, and released four very listenable albums with a host of memorable tunes.  Not bad for a guy that made his first million from toilet humour.  The band has long since stopped reaching for Blink 182 levels of commercial viability, content to peacefully coexisted on another plane of existence entirely.  Such scaling back of expectations has finally let Angels & Airwaves grow into itself more organically.  Subsequently, their fifth full length, The Dream Walker, marks the band’s most natural evolution to date.

Notably, DeLonge has abandoned what at one time seemed like his endless quest for scaling the highest mountains.  The Dream Walker retains an element of novelty, but does so with confidence, and oddly enough, the most open-minded sonic palette the band has ever known.  Why the sudden change?  Well, direct your attention to the departure of drummer Atom Willard and addition of beats master Ilan Rubin.  Rubin’s resume is extensive, but his involvement with industrial godfathers Nine Inch Nails is of particular interest here.  Venturing a guess, you can tell that DeLonge was intrigued with Rubin’s electronic skillset and took full advantage of it.  

Look no further than the buzzing and humming anchoring lead single “Wolfpack.”  Probably Angels & Airwaves’ boldest move to date, the synthy single paints the band in a dark new light.  The band doesn’t go overboard with the trend, but songs like “Kiss With A Spell” and “The Disease” plunge into 80’s tribute territory and will have listeners wondering is DeLonge swapped bands with White Lies (in a good way).  Electronics are nothing new to Angels & Airwaves, but this time around they aren’t indebted to the onslaught of U2 guitar theatrics that once rolled eyes (only “Tremors” veers close to that).  

Other points of interest include the acoustically anchored “Anomaly” and embarrassingly catchy “Teenagers and Rituals.”  The former introduces a breath of fresh air with a wholly acoustic flavoured, fragile melodic beat that takes a nod from the contemporary singer/songwriter handbook, while the latter lights up with a chorus of “ba ba ba da da” vocals that could be the distant cousin of a Blink 182 track (sometimes DeLonge’s voice is all you need).  Not every song makes for a knockout though, as more middle of the road offerings like “Mercenaries,” “Tunnels” and “Paralyzed” serve more as competent intermediaries between highlights.

Five albums in, The Dream Walker is the best case scenario for fans of Angels & Airwaves.  A natural execution and willingness to branch out from the “space man” and “these songs sound like flying” philosophy distances The Dream Walker just enough from previous outings.  Of course the disc ties to yet another independent film and graphic novel (this time about a lucid dreamer by the name of Poet Anderson), but the content’s ephemeral nature contrasts well with the indulgent metanarratives of DeLonge’s past works.  With The Dream Walker’s clear surge of creativity, Angels & Airwaves has plenty to give.

Angels & Airwaves Stream New Album

Angels and AirwavesAngels & Airwaves has launched a full stream of their brand new album.  The album is titled The Dream Walker and dropped today via To The Stars Records.

Listen to the album here courtesy Rolling Stone.

Angels & Airwaves – Tunnels

Angels and AirwavesAngels & Airwaves has premiered a new song.  The song is titled “Tunnels” and comes from their upcoming album, The Dream Walker, due out December 9, 2014 via To The Stars Records.

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Video: Angels & Airwaves – The Wolfpack

Angels AirwavesAngels & Airwaves has premiered their brand new music video.  The video features the song “Wolfpack” from their upcoming album, The Dream Walker, due out December 9, 2014 via To The Stars Records.

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Angels & Airwaves Unveil Trailer For New Short Film

Angels &  AirwavesIn preparation for the release of their upcoming album The Dream Walker (coming in December), Angels & Airwaves have released the trailer for an animated short film titled Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker. In the tradition of their previous multimedia releases, the track combines their story with the band’s music. 

The full short film will be released on December 9, 2014. The trailer can be viewed below.

Tom Delonge (Blink 182, Angels & Airwaves) created Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker along with co-writers and artists Sergio Martins, Edgar Martins & Ben Kull. 

Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker follows Poet, a Lucid Dreamer with the rare ability to be aware of his dreams while they’re happening. As Poet journeys deeper into his vivid dream life, he meets his Dream Walker, a guardian angel of dreams who protects him from the torment of a vicious Night Terror monster. But when his nightmares break through into his waking life, Poet must face his demons to fulfill his destiny.

In addition to the animated short film and the full length album, the story of Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker will also feature a comic book series, novels and a live-action feature film launching in 2015.

 

Angels & Airwaves Enter Studio

Angels and AirwavesAngels & Airwaves has posted a picture of what appears to be the band in the studio. The band is likely working on their recently announced new album, POET, which is being aimed for a November release later this year.  The album will follow 2011’s LOVE: Part II.

The picture in question can be viewed here.

 

theHell EP Release

theHELLtheHell, side project of Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba and Atom Willard (ex RFTC, Social Distortion, Angels & Airwaves) have announced via facebook that they will be releasing a 4 track EP in September. This will be the groups second release following 2012’s Sauve Les Requins. 

As soon as further details are available, we will bring them to you!

 

Video: Angels & Airwaves – Surrender Remix

Angels and AirwavesAngels & Airwaves has debuted a brand new music video.  The video features a remix of the song “Surrender” from their brand new double EP release, Stomping the Phantom Brake Pedal which dropped late last year via To The Stars Records.  The EP contains a variety of new songs and remixes.

Watch the video below.

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Angels & Airwaves Full EP Stream

Angels and AirwavesAngels & Airwaves has launched a full album stream of their brand new double EP release.  The double disc released is titled Stomping the Phantom Brake Pedal and was dropped yesterday via To The Stars Records.  The EP contains a variety of new songs and remixes.

Listen to all eight tracks below.

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Angels & Airwaves - We Don't Need To Whisper

Angels & Airwaves

We Don't Need To Whisper

Geffen Records
By

Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

I fucking love Blink-182. I will always say that proudly and with all my heart. They changed my life and were my gateway band into this wonderful genre. And no matter how many people want to deny that simple fact, they can’t. Almost everybody involved in this scene has a somewhat soft spot for the trio of poppunkers from San Diego – and that become most evident at the announcement of their breakup. The scene was relatively quiet, the insults stopped flying, and everyone took a step back to stop and consider what the band did in their lives, be it to them or someone they know. It was then that the true effect the band had on their fans became apparent.

But that was a year and a half ago. The world has changed dramatically, people have moved on, and out of the ashes of Blink-182 has come two brand new bands. The more silent and dormant project of Plus-44, which features Mark and Travis and has released only one track; along with the much more ambitious and pompous Angels & Airwaves that features Tom spear heading the effort (with the help of Atom from The Offspring, David from Box Car Racer and Ryan from The Distillers). They’ve released more than just the one song, but have instead come out with their debut full length, which almost lives up to DeLonge’s unattainable hype.

We Don’t Need To Whisper picks up where Blink-182 left off, which makes it clear that it was DeLonge who spear headed the writing efforts on the band’s final release with Mark who kept him grounded. It is atmospheric, adventurous, and more ambitious than the former band ever came close to accomplishing, but it’s still has the new Blink182 feel to it. It is still Tom’s vocals, and no matter how hard he tries to escape it, they will also be Blink182’s vocals.

Musically though, he no longer limits himself to three minute songs, but instead pushes forward for bigger, longer songs; which is both the rise and fall of We Don’t Need to Whisper. It is easy to see what he was going for with this, and the album is full of good, solid songs. Sadly, at times, those songs are swamped amongst overproduction and two minute long introductions. Valkyrie Missile is the perfect example of this. The two minute long intro, while good, should be it’s own separate track so that the listener has the ability to skip over it and get into the meat of the album and core of the song; because as it is, it’s just too long and would probably be boring live.

Nevertheless, the album is still good and will go on to sale millions. While it’s sometimes hard to take this master of poop jokes seriously, you can still feel the emotion behind all the songs and the sincerity behind what he’s doing. And even though he shouts out “It hurts” over and over around reminiscent to Blink182‘s single Down the lyrics of love and war are good throughout the album. The only way the album could’ve been better was if he hadn’t hyped it up so much into something no human being could possibly create, still, he came close to his claims.

Angels & Airwaves - Love

Angels & Airwaves

Love

Self-Released
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

For those of you who don’t know, I love to wander. I love to walk around and just explore, stroll through the fresh air and see the world around me. Maybe it’s because for half of the year it’s too damn cold for me to even leave the house (that’s what you get for living in Edmonton) but when the summer comes I love to wander.

Oddly enough, as I think back right now I’m realizing that most of my favourite stories – whether they’re stories about a late night party, getting lost in Paris or getting off at the wrong station in Tokyo – all revolve around me wandering the streets with friends, goofing around, exploring and having fun in the fresh air.

What does this have to do with Angels & Airwaves’ new album Love you ask? Well, today as I sat on the bus listening to the album and trying to think of the best way to describe it, the song Young Londoncame on and I felt the urge to wander and go for a walk.  I got off the bus and started walking home and by this time Epic Holiday had started to playing and it hit me: Love is the perfect soundtrack to my wanders.

Love is an epic album. It is grandiose and atmospheric. It is stadium rock that reaches out and is what you’ve come to expect from Angels & Airwaves; and while it can have the odd flare of pretentiousness to it, it is nowhere near to the pretentious level of, say, Muse.

On LoveAngels & Airwaves want to open your eyes to the world around you, to see the power in love and examine the intrinsic value of relationships between friends, loved ones, strangers and god. It’s an ambitious project, doubly so when you consider that the front-man used to run around naked on TV and sing about fucking dogs; but if you give it a chance, ignore any preconceptions and put the album on repeat you will soon discover that Angels & Airwaves were able to do what they set out to do.

The lush orchestration, the fantastical harmonies, and the soaring effects all work together to create a monumental sound that enables the listener to let his imagination soar if they bother to take the time to let it. It does take time to get past some of the overly long intros and exasperated outros but in the meat of the songs there is something undeniably mesmerizing. Tom DeLonge sings with a larger-than-life flare, in the way that makes you want to close your eyes and throw your hands out as you sing along and the energy is infectious.

The lyrics are hopeful and straight to the point and when I hear DeLonge sing “Let’s start a riot/ Nobody’s right / Nobody’s wrong / Life’s just a game / It’s just one epic holiday / However far this / Takes us along / Take us away /It’s just one epic holiday”  I can’t help but think that no other song could ever work as well as the soundtrack for my random wanders with friends than Epic Holiday; and somewhere, deep down, I can’t help but think that’s exactly what Angels & Airwaves wanted to do.

Plus, the album is available as a free download. So download it, listen to it and let it grow on you. It’s definitely a bit front-heavy, but soon enough the entire record grows on you.

Angels & Airwaves - Love Part 2

Angels & Airwaves

Love Part 2

To The Star Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Every release that Angels & Airwaves put out is always treated with a certain grain of salt. After DeLonge’s grandiose announcements building up to We Don’t Need to Whisper, the average listener is always sceptical about what is being said about the album. Epic promises and larger than life plans, Angels & Airwaves were never content to just be another band in a sea of music, they wanted to stand out.

It’s taken them a few albums (and a full length film) but Angels & Airwaves are on their way to accomplishing their task.

Now that’s not saying that Love Part 2 is an epic masterpiece of unparalleled comparisons. This isn’t going to be the album that changes rock music for the ages but Love Part 2 brings Tom DeLonge one step closer to reaching his ambitious goals. Ignoring a few bloated moments or overly simplistic lyrical couplets, Love Part 2 is actually rather enjoyable.

Four albums into their career, Angels & Airwaves are cemented their general structure of their sound in place. They follow that trend here, with electronics creating a space-age grandiosity that’s meant for stadium rock operas and vocals delivered with an arms-out-stretched kind of attitude. Anyone who’s followed the band in the past are sure to find what they expect here but on Love Part 2, DeLonge and company have crafted something much more manageable.

One of the biggest downfalls of the band’s earlier materials was the bloated introductions and outros to every song (We Don’t Need to Whisper could have easily been cut in half by eliminating those portions) and DeLonge seems to have finally gotten the memo. Other than the introduction to Saturday Love (which serves as an album opener and thus is acceptable), Angels & Airwaves have slimmed down on the fat. The songs are still four to five minutes (only One Last Thing clocks in at 2:54 and it’s also the only song that leaves some of the synth melodies behind) but the time is much better spent than ever before.

There’s definitely some songs here that feel a little too much like filler (Anxiety, Moon As My Witness or the painfully repetitive and bland closer All That We Are) but generally Angels & Airwaves are able to successfully convey a certain mood through their music. A sense of ambition, adventure, hope and larger than life consequences reverberated through every day actions fill ever reverb and effect here.

By focusing in on what they do best, Angels & Airwaves have made their most complete album to date. Not an album that will change the face of music as we know it, but one that remains worthy of multiple replays.

Angels & Airwaves - I-Empire

Angels & Airwaves

I-Empire

Suretone Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

No band has ever received such a polarizing reaction before ever even releasing a song as Angels & Airwaves did two years ago.

Yeah, they brought it on themselves, but it’s still rather surprising. Tom DeLonge’s creation of Angels & Airwaves was received with anticipation and laughter. Some people waited desperately to hear the band’s offering while others took the opportunity to mock Delonge as much as humanely possible. With promises to change the world of music as a whole and create life changing movies all the while claiming to be the universe’s greatest rock band, there was a relatively unlimited supply of content to latch on to and make fun of. Still, their debut sold really well and they carried on through the criticism; it never did change the world or make them the greatest rock band ever, but it did get a few heads turning with it’s stadium rock anthems.

Now, a year later, the band is back with their sophomore effort, I-Empire and a slightly different attitude for promoting it. They still kept some of that grandiose style that the band had become famous for, but DeLonge also toned it down a bit and explained some of his outlandish quotes in more detail. The question that is still hanging in the air though is whether or not I-Empire is closer to helping DeLonge accomplish his dreams of world domination or not.

The answer is still no, however, I-Empire is a step in the right direction.

On their sophomore album, Angels & Airwaves have kept the same highlights that lifted their debut up and maintained the same downfalls that bogged it down too. The record is still full of the same light, atmospheric, radio rock that filled We Don’t Need To Whisper. Simple, sweeping, guitar effects, steady drumming from Atom Willard and a solid rhythm backed by new bassist Matt Watcher. The music lifts you up and is catchy enough to keep you listening. DeLonge’s vocals are soft and big, far reaching and positive and only once drops back to the style that he perfected with Blink-182 (the beginning of Lifeline).

The lyrics alternate between simple but inspiring to nauseatingly repetitive. The constant repetition of “I love you, did you know that I love you?” drags down Breathe to an annoying low (just likeDistraction did previously) while the self-congratulatory storyline of Rite Of Spring is oddly inspiring (Everyday I wake and tell myself a little white lie, the whole wide world is mine) yet somewhat arrogant at the same time. There’s still some classic AVA lyrics found within the record, it just takes one listen to the lead single and anthem of hope, Everything’s Magic, to see that. It’s actually a nice contrast to the gloomy stalker-ish track of obsession that is Sirens.

Unfortunately, the same thing that bogged down We Don’t Need To Whisper drags down I-Empire too: it’s far too long. Each song is complemented with an overextended intro and outro, lengthening the songs to anywhere between four and six minutes each. It makes it so you lose interest and just as the first half of the album was energizing the second half feels tiring. Particularly with the addition of two instrumental tracks, Star Of Bethlehem and Jumping Rooftops, which elongates an already exasperating six minute song to a full eight minutes and nullifies the flow of the album.

If only DeLonge could reconnect with his Blink-182 influence and not take it quite so seriously, pull the songs down to earth and stop claiming to change the world, then Angels & Airwaves would be able to dominate the airwaves. As it is, I-Empire isn’t a bad record – just not as good as it could be. It won’t change anyone’s opinion on the band, and anyone who was entertained by their debut will be equally entertained by this offering.

Video: Angels & Airwaves – Anxiety (3D)

Angels and AirwavesAngels & Airwaves have debuted the 3D version of their single “Anxiety” from their 2011 full length, LOVE part 2.  The video is hosted on Youtube and required 3D glasses to view.

The video can be viewed below.

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Videos: Angels & Airwaves: “Surrender” (live on Jimmy Kimmel)

Angels and AirwavesAngels & Airwaves recently performed the song Surrender live on Jimmy Kimmel.

The video of the performance can be seen below.

Surrender appears on their recently released double album, Love Part 1 and 2.

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Angels & Airwaves – Surrender

Angels and AirwavesAngels and Airwaves has debuted  brand new single via radio station KROQ.  The song is titled “Surrender” and will appear on LOVE part 2, which is scheduled to drop on November 11, 2011.  Unlike their last release, this one will see a physical release and is being released in conjunction of their long awaited feature full length film of the same name.

Head here to give the song a listen.

 

 

Angels & Airwaves – Surrender

Angels and AirwavesAngels and Airwaves has debuted  brand new single via radio station KROQ.  The song is titled “Surrender” and will appear on LOVE part 2, which is scheduled to drop on November 11, 2011.  Unlike their last release, this one will see a physical release and is being released in conjunction of their long awaited feature full length film of the same name.

Head here to give the song a listen.

 

 

Acts Confirmed For Soundwave 2012

Soundwave 2012 is go, despite controversy over the cancellation of spin off festival Soundwave Revolution earlier in the year. Although more bands are still to be announced, promoters of the festival have so far confirmed the apperances of:

System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, A Day To Remember, Machine Head, Dashboard Confessional, Trivium, Alter Bridge, Lostprophets, Angels and Airwaves, Unwritten Law, Thursday, Dillinger Escape Plan, You Me At Six, Saves The Day, Versa Emerge, Zebrahead, Four Year Strong, Hatebreed, CKY, Street Dogs, Circa Survive, I Am The Avalanche and Forever The Sickest Kids.

Tickets go on sale here on October 20, 2011.

Angels & Airwaves Release Love II, Atom Willard Leaves Band

Angels and AirwavesIt appears that the long anticipated new album from Angels & Airwaves, Love Part Two, will be released on November 11th, 2011. The album is the counterpart to the recently released feature full length film entitled Love that was directed by William Eubank and released in 460 movie theaters for one night only earlier this year.

Unlike their last album which was released online for free, LOVE Part Two will available for purchase as an album on its own, or in a variety of packages: a standard version that contains both LOVE Part One and LOVE Part Two albums; a deluxe version with both LOVE albums plus the 85-minute LOVE movie on DVD; a package that upgrades the deluxe version with a 128-page comic book based on the movie orrnadds a limited-edition t-shirt; plus a package (limited to 25) that contains arnsigned, customized TD Epiphone guitar similar to the one frontman Tom DeLonge uses during his performances.

On top of the announcement that they will be releasing the new album, it appears that long time drummer Atom Willard has departed the band. They commented:

We are sad to announce that we have parted ways with Atom.  He has been with us since the beginning and we thank him for all the time and creativity he shared with us.  Still look forward to his drumming on L )VE Part Two.   It was an honor and we wish him all the best in his ongoing journey.   

Angels & Airwaves Release Love II, Atom Willard Leaves Band

Angels and AirwavesIt appears that the long anticipated new album from Angels & Airwaves, Love Part Two, will be released on November 11th, 2011. The album is the counterpart to the recently released feature full length film entitled Love that was directed by William Eubank and released in 460 movie theaters for one night only earlier this year.

Unlike their last album which was released online for free, LOVE Part Two will available for purchase as an album on its own, or in a variety of packages: a standard version that contains both LOVE Part One and LOVE Part Two albums; a deluxe version with both LOVE albums plus the 85-minute LOVE movie on DVD; a package that upgrades the deluxe version with a 128-page comic book based on the movie orrnadds a limited-edition t-shirt; plus a package (limited to 25) that contains arnsigned, customized TD Epiphone guitar similar to the one frontman Tom DeLonge uses during his performances.

On top of the announcement that they will be releasing the new album, it appears that long time drummer Atom Willard has departed the band. They commented:

We are sad to announce that we have parted ways with Atom.  He has been with us since the beginning and we thank him for all the time and creativity he shared with us.  Still look forward to his drumming on L )VE Part Two.   It was an honor and we wish him all the best in his ongoing journey.   

Video: Angels and Airwaves – Anxiety

Angels and AirwavesAngels and Airwaves have posted a video single in support of their upcoming feature full length film, L)VE.  The video features the song titled “Anxiety,” and follows four previous mini-vignettes is for L)VE.  The track will appear on LOVE part 2, which is scheduled to drop on November 11, 2011.

Watch the video below.

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Video: Angels and Airwaves – Epic Holiday

Angels and AirwavesAngels and Airwaves have posted another mini vignette in support of their upcoming feature full length film, L)VE. The vignette is for the song Epic Holiday and can be seen below. The video is the fourth and final extended story of characters that make brief appearances in the feature film L)VE.

Writer/Director William Eubank explained the ideas behind the shorts saying:

“The vignettes are not just character back-stories, but that each one represents some of the more pertinent themes explored in the film: communication, isolation, relationship, and fate vs destiny. Which one explores what, is up to the viewer…” 

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Video: Angels & Airwaves – Clever Love

Angels & AirwavesAngels and Airwaves have released a new video for their song “Clever LOVE.” The video is the first of four extended stories of characters that make brief appearances in the feature film L)VE which is produced by the band.

The writer and director of the film, William Eubank, described the videos saying:

“The vignettes are not just character back-stories, but that each one represents some of the more pertinent themes explored in the film: communication, isolation, relationship, and fate vs destiny. Which one explores what, is up to the viewer…”

The video is below.

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Video: Angels & Airwaves – Clever Love

Angels & AirwavesAngels and Airwaves have released a new video for their song “Clever LOVE.” The video is the first of four extended stories of characters that make brief appearances in the feature film L)VE which is produced by the band.

The writer and director of the film, William Eubank, described the videos saying:

“The vignettes are not just character back-stories, but that each one represents some of the more pertinent themes explored in the film: communication, isolation, relationship, and fate vs destiny. Which one explores what, is up to the viewer…”

The video is below.

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Angels & Airwaves Movie To Premiere At Film Festival

Angels & AirwavesAngels & Airwaves have announced that their long awaited full length movie, Love, will premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Feb 2nd, 4th and 5th 2011. The film was written and directed by William Eubank and features music by Angels and Airwaves. The plot is described:

After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut LEE MILLER becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the International Space Station. As time passes and life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to maintain his sanity – and simply stay alive. His world is a claustrophobic and lonely existence, until he makes a strange discovery aboard the ship. Driven by the powerful music of ANGELS & AIRWAVES, LOVE explores the fundamental human need for connection and the limitless power of hope A high-impact visual adventure, that resonates a common truth, that everyone has a story to tell and something even greater to leave behind.

A new trailer for the release can be seen below. The band is scheduled to release their soundtrack to the film on March 22nd. It will be a deluxe edition of their 2010 album Love.

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Angels & Airwaves Movie To Premiere At Film Festival

Angels & AirwavesAngels & Airwaves have announced that their long awaited full length movie, Love, will premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Feb 2nd, 4th and 5th 2011. The film was written and directed by William Eubank and features music by Angels and Airwaves. The plot is described:

After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut LEE MILLER becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the International Space Station. As time passes and life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to maintain his sanity – and simply stay alive. His world is a claustrophobic and lonely existence, until he makes a strange discovery aboard the ship. Driven by the powerful music of ANGELS & AIRWAVES, LOVE explores the fundamental human need for connection and the limitless power of hope A high-impact visual adventure, that resonates a common truth, that everyone has a story to tell and something even greater to leave behind.

A new trailer for the release can be seen below. The band is scheduled to release their soundtrack to the film on March 22nd. It will be a deluxe edition of their 2010 album Love.

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Angels & Airwaves To Release Movie On Valentines Day

Angels & AirwavesAngels & Airwaves has set a release date for their long anticipated feature length film.

The film shares the same name as the band’s recent album, Love, and is being scheduled for a Valentines day 2011 theatrical release.  The band also let slip that a brand new album will share the release date, which will feature around an hour of new music and serves as somewhat of a companion or extension to the current edition of Love.

The original update, as hosted by Tom Delongue, can be viewed here.

Angels & Airwaves

Angels and Airwaves

Tom DeLonge and David Kennedy

Self Released
By on April 11th, 2010 at Edmonton Events Centre - Edmonton, Alberta

 

 

As I sat backstage at the Edmonton Event Centre across from Tom DeLonge and David Kennedy of Angels & Airwaves, I couldn’t help but feel that everything has come full circle. Blink-182, DeLonge’s other band, was the first band that got me into the whole punk rock thing as it introduced me to a style and sound that forever changed my life. Not to mention the fact that my first web site was also a Blinkfan site which in turn opened up more doors for me than I ever thought possible. David Kennedy, oddly enough, was the first person I ever interviewed as in 2002 I conducted a phone interview with the thenBox Car Racer guitarist. The interview wasn’t fantastic due to my inexperience but started me on a long road of interviews.

But this isn’t about me, this is about the two guitarists and their latest endeavors in Angels & Airwaves. The band’s been busy. Not only did they self-release and self-fund a new album which they’re giving away for free online but they’re also working on a feature length film of the same name which will be released later this year. We had an indepth look at both of those, along with the philosophy and ideology behind Angels & Airwaves – what they’re trying to accomplish and why.

Over the course of the interview we touched on many aspects; sadly, due to time restraints, we couldn’t go into tons of details about everything but instead had a nice overview so if you ever get a chance to talk to the band ask them about the esoteric symbolism of Love, the importance of technology in today’s industry and definitely get Tom talking about aliens and UFOs – something I think he could talk about for hours if the rest of the band didn’t cut him off. Read More…

Angels & Airwaves Finish Love The Movie

Angels & AirwavesAfter many delays and more than four years in the making Angels & Airwaves have finished up their full length motion picture effort Love. Director William Eubank made the announcement saying:

So, its been a really long time, i know….. but damn we are finally done shooting everything for LOVE. we are officially in the “tieing up loose ends” part… Was in ADR all day yesterday with Gunner, sound design is moving along and the tracks are getting polished etc. Its been a super long haul, but we are way close.

Spent the whole morning cleaning up some of the monster mess I made last weekend while shooting.

Its weird to think that this movie has taken around 4 years… i was 24 or 23 when this journey began and now im almost 28. its crazy putting this much of ones self into a project, but in a way its so awesome… a lot of the art in the film is stuff i was drawing back in high school, in the backround of one of the shots in the space station theres a picture of my dog who was alive while we were shooting and now hes past…i think in the world of film making its rare to be able to have the pallete of 4 years to create something… might not of had the budget, but we definetly had the time. both the film and i were able to go through some serious evolution. i think back about it now, and decisions i would have made about things back then i dont think i would have made now and vice versa. i think thats why the film will so cool though. the story almost loosely follows a similar path, or theme, of how time changes eveything, especially perspective. its funny how true the saying is: that only time can understand how precious love is… the irony is amazing.

While the film definetly has a lot of little metaphorical messages in it, im hoping everyone is able to find them in their own way… that to me is what film making as all about. connection is everything. love is everything.

In April we talked with Tom DeLonge and David Kennedy of Angels & Airwaves about the movie and many other things; that interview can be read here.

Angels & Airwaves Finish Love The Movie

Angels & AirwavesAfter many delays and more than four years in the making Angels & Airwaves have finished up their full length motion picture effort Love. Director William Eubank made the announcement saying:

So, its been a really long time, i know….. but damn we are finally done shooting everything for LOVE. we are officially in the “tieing up loose ends” part… Was in ADR all day yesterday with Gunner, sound design is moving along and the tracks are getting polished etc. Its been a super long haul, but we are way close.

Spent the whole morning cleaning up some of the monster mess I made last weekend while shooting.

Its weird to think that this movie has taken around 4 years… i was 24 or 23 when this journey began and now im almost 28. its crazy putting this much of ones self into a project, but in a way its so awesome… a lot of the art in the film is stuff i was drawing back in high school, in the backround of one of the shots in the space station theres a picture of my dog who was alive while we were shooting and now hes past…i think in the world of film making its rare to be able to have the pallete of 4 years to create something… might not of had the budget, but we definetly had the time. both the film and i were able to go through some serious evolution. i think back about it now, and decisions i would have made about things back then i dont think i would have made now and vice versa. i think thats why the film will so cool though. the story almost loosely follows a similar path, or theme, of how time changes eveything, especially perspective. its funny how true the saying is: that only time can understand how precious love is… the irony is amazing.

While the film definetly has a lot of little metaphorical messages in it, im hoping everyone is able to find them in their own way… that to me is what film making as all about. connection is everything. love is everything.

In April we talked with Tom DeLonge and David Kennedy of Angels & Airwaves about the movie and many other things; that interview can be read here.