Beginning their career as the most popular surf band in the nation, the Beach Boys finally emerged by 1966 as America's pre-eminent pop group, the only act able to challenge (for a brief time) the overarching success of the Beatles with both mainstream listeners and the critical community. From their
Phoenix formed in 1991 in the semi-affluent Parisian suburb of Versailles, in the same culture that produced late-90s bands such as Air and Daft Punk; Laurent Brancowitz was actually part of Darlin' with Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, who eventually became Daft Punk. The name of th
Air is a French (from region Ile-de-France) music duo, consisting of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel. The name Air is a backronym for Amour, Imagination, Reve which translates to Love, Imagination, Dream.
Air's debut EP, Premiers Symptomes, was followed by the critically acclaimed album Moon