Angels & Airwaves is the brainchild of Tom DeLonge, which came to fruition during the extended hiatus of blink-182. With lofty aspirations to transcend the limitations of the pop-punk genre of blink-182, the new band released their debut album We Don't Need to Whisper in 2006. It sold well though the critical reception was mixed. The concept, finding love in the middle of a war zone, was continued to the next album I-Empire (2007), which also reached the US Billboard top ten. A companion sci-fi film is planned for release during 2008.