Angels & Airwaves have released an acoustic EP of We Don’t Need to Whisper, a special four-song outing that celebrates their 2006 debut record with stripped down and new arrangements of four fan favorites, including “Valkyrie Missile,” “Distraction,” “Do It For Me Now,” and “The Adventure.”
Tom DeLonge had the following to say about the new EP,
It’s been about a year since we put out new music and I wanted to give the fans something while the band works on the soundtrack to the upcoming Strange Times film. Being in the studio brought back memories of AVA’s first album and I thought it’d be fun to reimagine those tracks and play around with the arrangements a bit. It’s the first time we’ve ever put out an all-acoustic release and it’s great to be able to do it with these songs, which are all pretty special to me.
DeLonge is dedicating the EP to producer Jeff “Critter” Newell, who passed away in 2012. He further commented,
Critter was everything to us. We considered him a member of the band. He had the most artistic and beautiful soul and was such a big part of our lives. He always spoke with such poetry. He was my companion during the making of the first years of AVA. He would drink and dance in the studio parking lot to these songs till 4am. When we started recording these new versions, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much I miss him. His spirit was definitely with us in the studio.
Starting today through Thursday, August 24th, the new EP is available for download only on To The Stars, Delonge’s site. You can check it out or pick it up HERE. If you’re looking to hear the new EP, it will arrive on all streaming platforms Friday, August 25th.
If you just can’t wait until then, you can pre-order the EP via iTunes and receive “The Adventure” as an instant gratification download. You can also see rare footage of them performing the track during the the We Don’t Need To Whisper sessions back in 2005-2006 below.
Angels & Airwaves – The Adventure (Acoustic) (Lyric Video)
In addition, DeLonge will serve as the director of the upcoming Strange Times film with Angels & Airwaves providing the soundtrack. All of those songs will be new and original. Partnering with The Cartel and Striker Entertainment, DeLonge will produce a feature film based on his Strange Times franchise. The movie centers on a rebellious group of San Diego skateboarders who take it upon themselves to investigate extreme paranormal activity around town, only to embark on an adventure that they could never have imagined.
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