''Angels and Airwaves'' (a.k.a. "AVA") is an American alternative / ProgressiveRock {{Supergroup}} formed by Music/{{Blink 182}} singer/guitarist Tom [=De=]Longe in 2005. The band has also been described as an "art project," with a multimedia initiative that includes movies, books, art, and other media. For example, the two ''Love'' albums are part of what Tom considered a more far-reaching 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 film also received a graphic novel adaptation. Capping off the ''Love'' cycle is 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.'' The first ''Love'' album was released for free by the band, similar to what Music/{{Radiohead}} did with ''Music/InRainbows'' or what Music/NineInchNails did with ''Music/TheSlip.''

The release of their album ''The Dream Walker'' coincided with the release of the animated sci-fi short film / bigger multimedia brand Poet Anderson, featuring a dream walking vigilante who fights off nightmares in a very nice suit. Said multimedia brand features said short film, an upcoming live action film, comics, clothing, and a novel from Suzanne Young of ''The Program'' series. The relaunch of the band-run strange news/ufology/conspiracy theory news site Strange Times has taken a backseat to the development of a full-fledged...something. A TV show? A movie? The only thing that's for certain at this point is the novel tie-in from Geoff Herbach, writer of ''Stupid Fast''. [[RealSoonNow Brace for the wait.]]

[[AC:AVA Members:]]
* Tom [=DeLonge=] - lead vocals, guitar, songwriter
* David Kennedy - guitar, synths[[note]][[http://photos-f.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xap1/t51.2885-15/10731549_592860924174717_1725000386_n.jpg confirmed by Tom]] as still in the band, but mostly absent from ''The Dream Walker'' promotion cycle[[/note]]
* Ilan Rubin - drums, synths, piano
* Matt Wachter - bass, synths, keyboards, backing vocals[[note]]Returned with David Kennedy in 2018[[/note]]

[[AC: Former members:]]
* Ryan Sinn - bass guitar, backing vocals
* Atom Willard (Against Me!) - drums
* Eddie Breckenridge (Music/{{Thrice}}) - bass [[note]]mostly absent from ''The Dream Walker'' promotion cycle[[/note]]

[[AC: Discography:]]
* 2006 - ''We Don't Need To Whisper''
* 2007 - ''I-Empire''
* 2010 - ''LOVE''
* 2011 - ''LOVE Part 2''
* 2013 - ''Stomping the Phantom Brake Pedal'' [EP]
* 2014 - '' The Dream Walker''

[[AC: Videography:]]
* 2006 - The Adventure, Do It For Me Now
* 2007 - Everything's Magic
* 2008 - Secret Crowds, Breathe
* 2010 - Hallucinations
* 2012 - Anxiety, Surrender
* 2013 - Diary, Surrender (Remix)
* 2014 - The Wolf Pack, Tunnels[[note]]Tunnels being the first appearance of David and Eddie in ''The Dream Walker'' promotional cycle[[/note]]

[[AC: Filmography:]]
* 2006 - ''Start the Machine'
* 2011 - ''[[Film/{{Love}} LOVE]]''
* 2014 - ''[[WesternAnimation/PoetAndersonTheDreamWalker Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker]]'' (animated short film)
* ???? - ''Poet Anderson'' (live action feature film)

!!Angels And Airwaves provides examples of:

[floatboxright:Related Acts:
+Music/{{Blink 182}} (Tom De Longe)
+Music/OverMyDeadBody (David Kennedy)
+Music/HazenStreet (Kennedy)
+Music/BoxCarRacer (Kennedy and De Longe)
+Music/TheNewRegime (Ilan Rubin)
+Music/NineInchNails (Rubin)
+Music/TheOffspring (Atom Willard)
+Music/{{Paramore}} (Rubin)
+Music/RocketFromTheCrypt (Atom)
+Music/SocialDistortion (Atom)
+Music/ThirtySecondsToMars (Matt Wachter)
+Music/TheDistillers (Ryan Sinn)
+Music/{{Thrice}} (Eddie Breckenridge)

* BreakupSong: "It Hurts"
** Also "Start the Machine", which is about Music/{{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".
* ConceptAlbum: "Love" Parts I and I, of the thematic kind. More specifically, it's about the many kinds of love in an esoteric sense. Part II ties directly into the ''Love'' film, with dialogue from the movie showing up on the album and songs from the album showing up in the film's score in epic instrumental film score format.
** Averted for The Dream Walker, despite being mentioned as a concept album tied into the Poet Anderson project, there's barely anything in the musical content that ties it to the short film, besides perhaps Paralyzed[[note]]the song is about sleep paralysis and night terrors. The first doesn't show up in the short film, the second do show up, but not as ''actual'' night terrors, but as a monster to defeat[[/note]].
* DarkerAndEdgier[=/=]LighterAndSofter: Compared to Music/{{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.
* 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.
** ''Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker'' is a short film also scored by the band. While ''The Dream Walker'' is intended to tie into the Poet franchise as a while, the short film is inspired by the band's full discography. There's also a live action film on the way.
* 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)
* PretentiousLatinMotto: Two of them, the most known one being "Et Ducit Mundum Per Luce" (also a song title, which loosely/inaccurately translates to "He/she leads the world by light".
* 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 [[Music/{{Blink 182}} 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.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Would you believe that Tom put out a children's book called "The Lonely Astronaut"? Would you believe that the book approaches the same themes as the LOVE movie but in a simpler, funnier matter? Would you believe that Tom actually wrote something for the purpose of being ''child-friendly''?
** The band qualifies itself as this as well. When Tom wanted to start Angels & Airwaves, he wanted it to be different than what he created with [[Music/{{Blink182}} blink-182]], he wanted to try something new instead of just doing pop-punk or the dark sound he did with Box Car Racer: The result was a band influenced by Tom's love of space, critiques of war, and the overall concept of love that we know today as Angels & Airwaves.
* SpiritualSuccessor: to Box Car Racer. Tom has said in live shows in response to people asking if Box Car Racer would ever continue that Angels and Airwaves ''is'' 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 ''Film/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.
* {{Unperson}}: Averted with Ryan Sinn, whose likeness has shown up in photobooks and most prominently on the disc for the vinyl release of We Don't Need To Whisper made available to Modlife members.