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Watch: Air Tease New Song

The French ambient mavens perform the title track from their forthcoming album, Do the Joy, in the studio. Click here to watch!

By: Peter Gaston // August 11, 2009

Air, the French duo of Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin, never shied away from high-tech methods to promote new material — their website for 2001’s 10,000 Hz Legend, which is still live, was years ahead of its time, and crashed many a PC. Now, they’re offering a taste of their upcoming album, Do the Joy, with a slinky web video featuring an in-studio performance that’s suitable for all levels of bandwidth.

In the clip, the duo performs about 75 seconds of the album’s title track in a humble studio, while cameras pan around their softly lit figures like some sort of 1970s-era Carpenters video. Godin picks away on the track’s very Moon Safari-era bassline, while Dunckel coaxes fabricated coos from his Moog synthesizer and tickles the keys of a grand piano.

It’s all vintage Air, and is available here for your viewing pleasure:

WATCH: Air, “Do the Joy”