Looking for some good alternative rock? I present to you the Airborne Toxic Event.
The L.A. band, was formed by Mikel Jollett after he had the worst week of his life: he went through a bad break up , his mother was diagnosed with cancer, and he found out he had a genetic autoimmune disease. They do say that bad things come in threes, don't they?
But through these events the would-be novelist found the cathartic process of songwriting. Thus, The Airborne Toxic Event.
A mix of good old rock and roll, punk rock, gravelly vocals, and some solid orchestral strings makes up their great sound.
The band's self titled debut isn't perfect, it most certainly has it's high and low points lyrically (highs: look below lows: specifically the terrible "Wishing Well" and "Papillon" which inexplicably open the album); but musically, The Airborne Toxic Event delivers throughout.
Basically, skip the first two tracks and you'll really enjoy the album.
Well, don't just listen to me, listen to them:
Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event
- This is a pretty enormous track and a surefire first single - lots of strings and a bloody brilliant rock breakdown. It hits the nail of seeing an ex after a bad breakup perfectly on the head.
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