Watch: Air Tease New Song

090811-air.jpg
Air's Jean-Benoit Dunckel
WRITTEN BY
Peter Gaston

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"

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Paperwhite — Pieces " 03:58
  • 2 Michael Rault — Nothing Means Nothing " 02:56
  • 3 Gold Beach — Impressions " 04:32
  • 4 GENUFLEX — The Last Gods (Mark Stewart And Rambone Remix) " 05:13
  • 5 Sleigh Bells — That Did It Feat. Tink " 02:41
  • 6 Monster Rally & Jay Stone — Recollection " 02:10
  • 7 Little Boots — Pretty Tough " 03:18

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA