Angels And Airwaves (a.k.a. "[=AVA=]") are an alternative / ProgressiveRock {{Supergroup}} formed by {{Blink 182}} singer/guitarist Tom [=DeLonge=]. They currently have four albums out, ''We Don't Need to Whisper'' (2006), ''I-Empire'' (2007) ''Love'' (2010), and ''Love Part 2'' (2011). The album ''Love'' was released for free by the band, similar to what {{Radiohead}} did with ''In Rainbows'' or what NineInchNails did with ''The Slip''. The two ''Love'' albums are part of what Tom considers a more far-reaching art project which also includes the feature-length ''{{Film/Love}}'' movie directed by William Eubank. The film, after [[ScheduleSlip several years of delays]] premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in February 2011, received a limited one-night-only release on August 10th, and eventually was released on DVD in November alongside ''Love Part 2''.

The band has recently released a double EP of remixes from both Love albums and the Love film score supervised by new drummer Ilan Rubin called "Stomping the Phantom Break Pedal". They're also working on a new album, a new animated film project "Poet Anderson", and the relaunch of the tangibly related strange news/ufology/conspiracy theory news site Strange Times (and potentially a Strange Times TV show). [[RealSoonNow Brace for the wait]].

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!!Angels And Airwaves provides examples of:

[floatboxright:Related Acts:
+{{Blink182}} (Tom De Longe)
+Over My Dead Body (David Kennedy)
+Hazen Street (Kennedy)
+Box Car Racer (Kennedy and De Longe)
+The New Regime (Ilan Rubin)
+NineInchNails (Rubin)
+TheOffspring (Atom Willard)
+{{Paramore}} (Rubin)
+Rocket from the Crypt (Atom)
+Social Distortion (Atom)
+Music/ThirtySecondsToMars (Matt Wachter)
+The Distillers (Ryan Sinn)
]

* BreakupSong: "It Hurts"
** Also "Start the Machine", which is about {{blink 182}}'s breakup.
* ChristmasSongs: "Star of Bethlehem". In the album's final release, it was split into two songs: "Star of Bethlehem" and "True Love".
* DarkerAndEdgier[=/=]LighterAndSofter: Compared to {{Blink 182}}, both labels arguably apply. DarkerAndEdgier, in that their music frequently deals with more mature subject matter (war, depression, social justice, etc.) than blink is known for, and generally treats subjects with more gravity than blink ever did. LighterAndSofter, in that their music generally has a much more optimistic tone than blink's, and is often about overcoming adversity through ThePowerOfLove and/or ThePowerOfFriendship.
* DoingItForTheArt: Because each of the band's member was already successful in his own right, they're given freedom to do more elaborate and artsy work that wouldn't have worked with their other acts.
* DoubleMeaningTitle: The band's abbreviated name, "[=AVA=]" counts as one. It was ostensibly chosen because it looks like "[=AAA=]" (for '''A'''ngels '''A'''nd '''A'''irwaves) with the second "A" turned upside down, but it's also a tribute to Tom's daughter, Ava [=DeLonge=]. And when said aloud, the name also sounds similar to the word "aviation". Considering the band's heavy use of space and aviation motifs in their lyrics and album artwork, this was probably intentional.
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The beginning of "Valkyrie Missile", "Star of Bethlehem" and "Et Ducit Mundum Per Luce".
* LighterAndSofter: I-Empire
* LoudnessWar: I-Empire
* LyricalDissonance: "Sirens" from "I-Empire". It has the same upbeat, uplifting sound of all of their music...but it's about a StalkerWithACrush.
* TheMovie: ''Love'' (originally titled ''I-Empire'') was scored by the band, and its plot is based on recurring themes in their music.
* PrecisionFStrike: At least on one song per album (It Hurts on WDNTW, Rite of Spring on I-Empire, Flight of Apollo on LOVE, though it happens on four songs in LOVE: Part II)
* ProtestSong: "War" is the most obvious one. "Distraction", to a lesser extent [[note]]A live performance of it was broadcast on the Larry King Show on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While introducing the song, Tom [[TakeThat made his views on the Iraq War pretty clear.]][[/note]] Understandable, since both were written when Tom's brother was pulling active duty in Iraq.
* RedOniBlueOni: An entire band example. [=AvA=] is very much the blue to [[{{Blink182}} blink's]] red.
* RealSoonNow: The release of the LOVE movie along with various other endeavors by the band, due to the other obligations and projects the members juggle on top of [=AvA=].
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: ''Way'' on the idealist end. They're one of the most shamelessly optimistic bands on the alternative rock scene today.
* SpiritualSuccessor: to Box Car Racer.
* {{Supergroup}}: Each of the members and their respective other bands are listed above.
* TrailersAlwaysLie: They released a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVsvdDeOQro trailer]] for a movie based on their music shortly before ''We Don't Need To Whisper'' first came out. The trailer gave the impression that it would be a feature film like ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' or ''TheWall'', but it eventually turned out to be a documentary about the band's formation. Granted, they ''did'' eventually come out with a feature film called ''Love'' in 2011.
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