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Angels and Airwaves Release Double EP “Stomping the Phantom Brake Pedal”

Angels and Airwaves, the alt-rock side project begun in 2005 by Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge, has turned out to be much more than a side project. The band has released a total of four studio records since that time, their epic, atmospheric sound and poignant lyricism drawing a surprisingly large fan base without the support of major distribution.

Now, despite Blink-182’s highly publicized comeback in 2009, Angels and Airwaves continue to make music together. Today, the band releases a special double EP entitled Stomping the Phantom Brake Pedal—but it’s only available from the band’s website (for now).

Known from its inception as a band that favors its fans, A&A has made a point of reaching out directly to their fan base first, offering a special pre-order deluxe package of the EP set that has already sold out. (Guess their marketing techniques work.) The double EP itself is now available only as a digital download from the band’s website, but will be released to iTunes on January 9.

As a sneak peek, you can take a look below at the official video for “Diary”, the opening track on the first EP. Characteristic of A&A, the first 6 minutes of the song are instrumental only—but it captures the imagination. Take a look/listen, and if you want to hear more, don’t wait for the iTunes release—go over to the Angels and Airwaves website and get the rest of it.


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Tim Ferrar's interest in pop and rock started as a child, listening to Top-40 radio for hours on end while playing air guitar in his bedroom. Eventually air guitar led to electric guitar, and Tim began playing in bands and writing his own songs. With an admitted weakness for "a great hook or a great guitar riff," Tim's musical tastes are broad and varied, ranging from Michael Jackson and Lady Gaga on the pop side to Bon Jovi and Foo Fighters on the rock side- making him the ideal guy to cover our Rock and Pop categories. By day, Tim is a mild-mannered accountant in Chicago. By night, he rocks out on electric guitar in a cover band in various clubs around town- much to the surprise of some of his clients.

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