March 19, 2009 The Airborne Toxic Event's self-titled debut is extremely catchy and energetic guitar rock filled with hooks and radio-ready melodies. The music falls in line with that of fellow new wave and post-punk revivalists such as Interpol, Hot Hot Heat, and Franz Ferdinand. The group's aggressive, jagged rock sound keeps the music edgy while harnessing elements of dance and brit-pop to be immediately accessible.
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August 4, 2008 The Airborne Toxic Event's self-titled full-length debut has earned the band comparisons to Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire and Interpol, among others. Complementing Mikel Jollett's dry vocals with surf-friendly rock, the group has made more than a few "Bands to Watch" lists, both before and since the release of its debut.
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June 1, 2008 Spurred by a string of bad news in his personal life, novelist Mikel Jollett turned to writing songs instead of prose for relief. Within months, The Airborne Toxic Event was born. The L.A. band shakes up standard rock with a viola and trumpet in this session from WXPN.
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