Sampha Gives Air’s ‘All I Need’ a Solo Piano Soul Makeover

London-based singer and electronic musician Sampha appeared on BBC Radio 1's Piano Sessions series yesterday, performing a jazz-inflected cover of "All I Need," originally by downbeat…
Anna Gaca / June 16, 2016

Air’s Nicolas Godin and Phoenix’s Thomas Mars Team Up for ‘Widerstehe Doch Der Sünde’

Air's Nicolas Godin is set to release his Bach-inspired solo album Contrepoint on September 18 and today he's shared a video from that record alongside…
Colin Joyce / July 8, 2015

Starwalker Unites Air and Bang Gang Buds Under ‘Bad Weather’

Starwalker is a new project aligning Air co-founder Jean-Benoît Dunckel and Bang Gang mastermind Bardi Johansson. Each is proficient at crafting haunting scores and here…
Chris Martins / October 1, 2013

We Do It Properly: Coast to Coast With Phoenix

1. THE FOCUS: "I love this one." Two young women are studying Phoenix through a glass window. "Do I know any songs…
David Marchese / April 22, 2013

Watch Air’s Vintage ‘Sonic Armada’ Video

On February 7, French duo Air will release an expanded soundtrack to French cinema pioneer Georges Méliès' 1902 silent film Le Voyage Dans La Lune.
Marc Hogan / January 3, 2012

Air Unleash New Single With Beach House’s Legrand

Last year, French duo Air, who already had lunar travel on their résumé thanks to their debut Moon Safari, were commissioned to provide a soundtrack…
Daniel Kreps / December 6, 2011

LISTEN: Feist & Friends Cover Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground's 1967 debut, The Velvet Underground & Nico, is one of the most important albums in rock history. Its crude yet gorgeous proto-punk…
William Goodman / August 16, 2011

French Duo Air Launch Tour in Miami

Some nights are just meant to be. The perfect band in the perfect venue on a perfect night in a town so perfect its number…
John Hood / March 15, 2010

WATCH: Air’s Mysterious New Video

French duo Air's music is beautifully mysterious -- just listen to any of their six albums or numerous film soundtracks, especially their work on The…
Tamara Vallejos / January 14, 2010

Air, ‘Love 2′ (Astralwerks)

"African Velvet"? "Eat My Beat"? Gauche titling aside, Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin offer no shake-ups on Love 2. Instead, more than a decade into…
David Marchese / October 7, 2009’s Best of the Week

This week, Lollapalooza invaded Chicago with more than 130 bands banging out sets in the blazing heat. Plus, Jack White released his first solo track,…
SPIN Staff / August 13, 2009

Watch: Air Tease New Song

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…
Peter Gaston / August 11, 2009

New Air Album Due in October

What is this -- a friggin' French invasion?
Larry Fitzmaurice / June 18, 2009

The 20 Best Albums of 1998

The 20 best albums of 1998, ranked by the SPIN editors. [This list was originally published in the January 1999 issue of SPIN.]…
SPIN Staff / December 31, 1998