The Airborne Toxic Event

Formed 2006.
The Airborne Toxic Event


The Airborne Toxic Event is an American indie rock band from Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. It consists of Mikel Jollett (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steven Chen (guitar, keyboards), Adrián Rodríguez (electric bass, backing vocals), Daren Taylor (drums) and Anna Bulbrook (violin, keyboard, tambourine, backing vocals). The band released its debut self-titled album in 2008 and released its follow-up album, All at Once, on April 26, 2011.

Named after a section in Don DeLillo's novel White Noise, the group is known for its blend of rock music and orchestral arrangements, having performed frequently with the Calder Quartet, a string quartet based in Los Angeles. The group has also played concerts with the Louisville Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of All at Once

    All at Once 2011

    Reviewed by Mark Beaumont
    A record of big sounds, bigger themes and enormous ambitions.
  2. Review of The Airborne Toxic Event

    The Airborne Toxic Event 2009

    Reviewed by Keira Burgess
    A band you want to like, but based on this sketchy offering it's hard to see the point.
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