Music Feeds Podcast Episode #129: Angels & Airwaves
Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge, has had his hands full over the last year, creating and curating an intricate multi-media project wrapped around A&A’s forthcoming fifth studio album, The Dream Walker, that also includes an award-winning film and a graphic novel. According to DeLonge it’s an “ambitious” undertaking, but one they’ve been committed to from the start.
“When we started out we always said we were an art project, not a band,” he explains. “But it took us a few albums to prove that, get a foundation, create an infrastructure so we could put out these trans-media projects.”
“On this one we’re kind of firing with all cylinders.” For this ambitious project DeLonge has assembled a team of talented artists to tell the same story and communicate the same message, across a variety of media. One such medium included an animated film, Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, which already has picked up an award for Best Animation at this year’s Toronto International Short Film Festival, as well as the new album and an original graphic novel series entitled POET, due out in 2015.