The Airborne Toxic Event, named after a section in Don DeLillo’s famous novel White Noise, mixes stylish alt-rock with the literary inclinations for frontman Mikel Jollett. Today, we bring you an exciting live performance of their song “All I Ever Wanted,” recorded in the Last.fm Discover Studio.
Jollett formed his band in 2006, a tumultuous time in his life. As a novelist himself, he gave the band (then only he and and drummer Daren Taylor) a distinct literary edge with his poetic lyrics. After the band gained a lot of local recognition, they decided to add three more members on guitars, bass and violin to fill out a full band.
On their debut full length album, The Airborne Toxic Event make quite a statement. Projecting a stylish romanticism, their songs evoke an exciting night out in the city. Following in the footsteps of like minded rockers The Killers and The Strokes, The Airborne Toxic Event capture the glamour of youthful revelry, albeit from a slightly more cerebral perspective.
Check out this live performance of their new single “All I Ever Wanted” off of their new album All At Once, recorded in the Last.fm Discover Studio:
Check out a video of their performance too!
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Head over to Last.fm Discover to see the rest of their session and an interview with the band!