October 10, 2008

Attn Los Angeles: Wanna be in a video? Got a bicycle?

(NOTE: The meeting place has changed. It’s now at the Pioneer Chicken at 1321 Echo Park Ave., just above Sunset.) when: Friday, Oct. 17 9.30 pm – 11.30 pm where: Meet at the parking lot next to Pioneer Chicken at Sunset and Fountain. 1321 Echo Park Ave., just above Sunset. […]
October 7, 2008

NME – New Music Radar

New Music Radar – The Airborne Toxic Event When death haunts you, your music really starts to matter By Mark Beaumont September 13, 2008 “My whole life I was invincible like everyone else,” says Mikel Jollett, singer with L.A.’s The Airborne Toxic Event, fingering the patches of his scalp. “You’re […]
October 6, 2008

Spin – Breaking Out

Go to article Breaking Out – The Airborne Toxic Event West Coast upstarts rewrite indie rock with passionate flair By Mikael Wood September 2008 According to Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett, Pavement ruined indie rock. “Don’t get me wrong,” he cautions, munching a salad with guitarist Steven Chen at […]
October 5, 2008

Los Angeles Times – Calendar Feature

Go to article Airborne Toxic Event and the tale of beauty and the bleak Leader Mikel Jollett turns dark life experiences into unexpectedly uplifting songs. A wider audience is discovering this L.A. band. By Scott Timberg, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer August 9, 2008 MIKEL JOLLETT, lead singer of the […]
October 4, 2008


Go to article By Mark Beaumont Posted on 08/08/08 at 08:28:49 pm Occasionally you get lucky and stumble across a band at the very moment they ignite the engines and blast off into the heavens. Such a band right now is Los Feliz’s The Airborne Toxic Event, a wired and […]
October 3, 2008

RADIO: World Cafe Next on WXPN/NPR

Go here for the interview and in-studio performance Rock Gets Literary By David Dye August 4, 2008 Given that its name comes from Don DeLillo’s novel White Noise, it’s no surprise that The Airborne Toxic Event infuses its catchy rock with literary references. But its songs have heart, too: Singer […]
October 3, 2008

The Globe and Mail

Go to article Heavy Turbulence By David Ebner September 4, 2008 VANCOUVER — Let me tell you about this song. It starts softly, the sweet sound of violin and viola, then it swirls and swells. The words are all true, an unflinching rendering of emotional pain. It plays out at […]
October 3, 2008

USA Today – Backstage Pass

Go here for the article and 10-part video blog Backstage Pass: The Airborne Toxic Event cover Pemberton By Korina Lopez July 28, 2008 In the space of one week in 2006, Mikel Jollett was diagnosed with a genetic autoimmune disease, his mother was diagnosed with cancer, he and his longtime […]
October 3, 2008

Sometime Around Midnight (acoustic) – Endfest

An unplugged performance for 107.7 The End’s Endfest at the Experience Music Project (EMP) in Seattle