Air are a French electronic band formed by Nicolas Godin and Jean Benoît Dunckel in 1995. Their name comes from the initials of "amour", "imagination" and "rêve" – French for "love", "imagination" and "dream" – which is reflected in the soft textures of their music. The atmospheric nature of their music has been in great demand from other sectors, including advertising for cars and jeans, video… 10 000 Hz Legend is their third album released in May 2001.On this album, tracks are longer and more electronic-oriented than on their previous records. These experimentations find the duo expanding their capacities and working with other artists including Beck and Buffalo Daughter.
SCARED TO GET HAPPY (A Story Of Indie Pop 1980-1989) was the first box set ever to document the explosion of Indie Pop in Britain across the 1980s. This release is a 5 CD Cherry Red's box set, charting Indie Pop’s development from the post punk era and the dominance of Scottish bands through to its genre-defining C86 period and onto the end of the decade, with the arrival of Madchester and the shoegazing sound.
While this is not nearly as essential as some other Stax wax, it has a loose, raffish appeal and never falls into the murk of a boring super-session chopsfest. These guys were simply havin' fun with some standard soul/R&B covers (e.g. "What'd I Say," "Baby What You Want Me To Do") and some wide-open originals, kickin' back with some serious riffin'. Cropper proffers his usual intense, simplistic soloing, while King swoops and dives in a stringbending fury. The added plus is the silky smooth near-falsetto of Pop Staples, whose vocal on "Tupelo" is suitably eerie…
Popular a cappela group Pentatonix is gearing up for both a new album, and a huge North American tour. PTX Presents: Top Pop Vol. 1, due out April 13th, will feature a set of new covers from the group, in the first of their PTX Presents series. The album will feature the quintet's newly released cover of Camila Cabello’s “Havana," the video for which has already racked up over five million views on YouTube.