Editors’ Notes With a name inspired by Don DeLillo's novel White Noise, this L.A. band transform colorful prose into serious alt-rock drama. Founded in 2006 by Mikel Jollett, The Airborne Toxic Event spin romantic struggles and life lessons into a toxic brew of boisterous rock and slick synth-pop. Jollett can sound as dauntingly dark as Ian Curtis, as on the rollicking "Sometime Around Midnight"; other times he can whip his wails into a Bono-like frenzy ("Timeless"). The band reel him in with big rhythmic punches on "Changing," while The Calder Quartet's grand strings boost it all to cinematic heights.

SONG
ALBUM
4:38
 
Sometime Around Midnight
5:03
 
4:41
 
Hell and Back
3:53
 
All I Ever Wanted (feat. The Calder Quartet)
4:17
 
Does This Mean You're Moving On?
2:13
 
All for a Woman
3:45
 
4:15
 
3:48
 
All At Once (feat. The Calder Quartet)
5:16
 
4:02
 
Happiness Is Overrated
3:11
 

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