Dragan Jakovljevic – Guitar, BGV’s, Percussion
Douglas Hale – Vocals, Keys, Guitar
Richard Carpenter – Keys, BGV’s, Guitar, Percussion
Jeff Taylor – Bass, BGV’s
Justin Robinson – Drums
Air Review started writing songs in 2008 out of the converted garage of an unassuming suburban house outside of Dallas, Texas. Meeting once a week for nearly a year in a room without air conditioning or heating, the quintet carefully crafted a record that they later self-released in 2009. After a couple years of playing countless shows and receiving glowing reviews, the band still felt like something was missing. The group hibernated for another 12 months and re-invented themselves.
The first offering from their newly defined sound, America’s Son, became one of the most requested songs on north Texas’ 91.7 KXT who later included it in their “Best Songs of 2011” right next to Adele, Foster the People and Coldplay. America’s Son also caught the attention of The Huffington Post and CMJ who claimed it was “a very different sound from other folk-pop groups and considered the band one to watch in 2012”.
Air Review’s dynamic live shows have landed them support slots for acts such as Flaming Lips, Portugal. The Man, Grimes and School of Seven Bells. Their knack for engaging melodies has turned heads around the world securing licensing with the International Olympic Committee and Levi’s.
All of this paved the way for their upcoming masterfully composed full-length album, Low Wishes, to be released by Velvet Blue Music (Huntington Beach, CA) and Spune (DFW, Texas) January 29th, 2013. This self-produced and recorded, pop infused indie record gracefully combines folk influences with synthesizers, beats and noisy guitars. It is soft and subtle at times, yet unmistakably anthemic, complete with magnificent choruses.
Low Wishes is a nostalgic look at growing into adulthood and an affirmation of the belief that there is something more to life. Without hesitation, Air Review is clearly poised to stand out in a big way in 2013, simply by staying the course it has already set.
9/28 Dallas, TX @ Index Festival w/ Future islands, Local Natives, Foxygen, etc
11/01 Dallas, TX @ Untapped Festival