Tom DeLonge Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is — New Song Hits The Web
This isn't going to be another one of those Angels & Airwaves stories where Tom DeLonge makes jaw-dropping statements about the greatness of his new band's music without actually providing audible proof of said music's greatness.
No, this one is actually about the music.
That's because finally, after months of calling A&A everything short of "the New Beatles" — and almost a year to the day that his former band, Blink-182, went on "indefinite hiatus" — DeLonge has posted an actual song on the band's Web site, AngelsAndAirwaves.com.
It's called "The Adventure," a tune that DeLonge first told MTV News about back in December. And it's accompanied by an arty, black-and-white video directed by Mark Eaton (a guy who worked on Blink's 2003 tour doc "Riding in Vans With Boys," and not the bearded, 7'4" behemoth who played for the Utah Jazz from 1982-1993 — though that would've been awesome).
The "Adventure" video is chock-full of female nudity and blurry visuals of street lights and late-night subway trains — a pretty far cry from Blink's heady, poop-joke past — and according to Angels' label, Geffen Records, there are no plans to release it (or the song) to the nation's, er, airwaves. At the moment, there's also no firm release date for the band's debut album, though according to DeLonge, it'll hit stores "sometime in the spring."
Things are similarly murky when it comes to the Angels & Airwaves movie, which DeLonge said is still in the works (as evidenced by a trailer on the band's site), but has no set completion date.
"We're still filming, we've already shot all the documentary stuff, we're working on the CGI stuff and we'll shoot the love-story stuff soon," he said. "We all agreed that we wanted it to come out a little bit after the album is done. It'll be a theatrical release, though to what extent I'm not sure. If I can sit people down, give them 5.1 sound and give them 30-foot visuals, then it'll help me present my music to them. The CGI sequences are epic, and like the music, when it's action and violence, it'll be violent, and when there's love and romance it will give you chills."
— James Montgomery