Airbag’s new album, A Day in the Studio/Unplugged in Oslo, is available for pre-order now! Signed copies available exclusively from the official Airbag web shop. The album and DVD will be out on December 3rd.
Most of our songs start out on an acoustic guitar and it’s always been about the melodies that go into making a great song. Since we never got to tour our latest album, “A Day at the Beach” due to the pandemic, going back into the studio with just acoustic guitars gave us the chance to revisit those songs.
We really didn’t intend for it to be more than a lockdown session, which everyone was doing at the time, but it sounded really good, with slightly different arrangements and all three of us singing. So we ended up with two sessions and digging deep into our catalogue to find songs that fit really well with the new stuff.
Mixed by Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes and filmed by Eirik Stordrange, tracklisting for “A Day in the Studio” is as follows:
Machines and Men (A Day at the Beach) Sunsets (A Day at the Beach) Into the Unknown (A Day at the Beach) Come on In (previously unreleased) Colours (Identity – cd/vinyl only) Sounds That I Hear (Identity – cd/vinyl only)
The Identity Special Edition is out now! The digi sleeve and jewel case CD are available for order at Karisma Records and your favourite retailer. The vinyl is expected to be available in early August due to a delay at the pressing plant.
We’re very excited to bring you the ultimate sonic experience of our 2009 debut album, with Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes’ 2012 remix and a brand new mastering by Jacob Holm-Lupo. The vinyl feature for the first time the originally intended artwork. Both the CD and vinyl feature a 12-page booklet with liner notes by the band and never before seen images from the era.
Airbag has released a 23mins video of the band performing four tracks in an acoustic session filmed and recorded in December 2020. Three tracks are taken from the bands latest album, A Day at the Beach, while the fourth is a previously unreleased song, Come on In, dating back to 2004.
Two more songs were recorded for a release on DVD, vinyl and CD later this year.
Airbag – A Day in the Studio was recorded and mixed at Subsonic Society in Oslo, Norway by Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes and filmed and edited by Eirik Stordrange.
At last! Our new album, A Day at the Beach, is out now on CD, vinyl and digital!
A Day at the Beach is released on Norwegian prog label KARISMA RECORDS, recorded at Subsonic Society and Airbag Studio in Oslo, Norway, featuring contributions by Kristian Hultgren (Wobbler) and Ole Michael Bjørndal (Oak).
The album is mixed by long-time collaborator Vegard Kleftås Sleipnes and produced by Asle Tostrup and Bjørn Riis. Front cover photo by Forker Fotos – Anne-Marie Forker Photography, with graphic design by Asle Tostrup.
Be sure to stop by Airbag’s Facebook page for stories from the recording sessions, insights on the songs and other news in the next coming weeks!
Signed copies of A Day at the Beach is now available exclusively from the official Airbag web shop airbagsound.com. The album is available on CD and limited edition 180g colour vinyl and standard 180g black vinyl.
We also have two new two new t-shirts for A Day at the Beach available in the shop!
The second single off the album, Sunsets, is now available on stream. Check it out here.
Machines an Men, the first single off the album, is still available on stream here.
Finally! After nearly 18 months in the making, our new album is out!
Disconnected is available on limited edition digisleeve and standard jewel case CD, deluxe 180g double vinyl and digital download at all major stores (physical and online), iTunes and the official Airbag web shop.
Airbag’s new album, titled Disconnected, will be released June 10th on Karisma Records.
After nearly two and a half years since The Greatest Show on Earth, a trip around the planet, solo project and other collaborations, we’re back with a brand new album that undoubtedly is our best yet. We’ve spent nearly a year writing, recording and mixing and we really couldn’t be more proud of the result!
Disconnected feature six songs reflecting on the theme of alienation between the individual and society, what society expects from us as individuals, and our resultant failure to live up to those expectations. Each of the six compositions depicts the state of feeling on ‘the outside’ and out of touch with oneself and those around us.
Musically, we’ve explored new sounds and ventured deeper into creating soundscapes, textures and dramatic arrangements.
Disconnected will be available on limited edition CD, double vinyl and digital download.
Stay tuned for pre-order information, cover artwork and more details.
It’s exciting times! We’ve started recording our 4th album and the follow-up to Greatest Show on Earth. I’ve been writing new songs since last fall, starting in the middle of releasing my own album, and we’ve spent the winter and spring rehearsing and sorting out the arrangements.
Henrik, our drummer, tracking drums this weekend at Subsonic Society in Oslo, with engineer and long-time Airbag collaborator (and bass player in my live band) Vegard Sleipnes. We plan on wrapping up the sessions this week and the rest of us will be laying down bass, guitars, keys and vocals throughout the summer and early fall.
Be sure to follow the recording process on my Facebook page and on Instagram.