ACL Discovery Band: The Airborne Toxic Event

Now that I’ve secured my 3-Day pass for Austin City Limits in September and the 2011 Line-Up has been released, it’s time to start discovering some new bands! While the stages at ACL will be hosting several bands I already know and love, half the fun of going to a music festival is discovering new awesome bands. Two years ago, I discovered Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights – an awesome Dallas based band. There is something so exciting and inspiring about discovering and loving new bands. I still remember the day I heard Needtobreathe open for Gavin DeGraw a few years back at the House of Blues. I immediately fell in love with their soulful sound and heartfelt lyrics. The icing on the cake is when you share your love of a new band with a friend and then they jump on the bandwagon. Then you both can say…you listened to them way back when….before they got big….

Today, I’m listening to The Airborne Toxic Event and I’m loving it! What do you all think?

Wikipedia says….”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), Noah Harmon (electric bass, upright bass, backing vocals), Daren Taylor (drums) and Anna Bulbrook (viola, keyboards, 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.”

Why “The Airborne Toxic Event”?

From White Noise, by Don DeLillo 
Section 2 titled: The Airborne Toxic Event:

I watched the audience. Folded arms, heads slightly tilted. The predictions did not seem reckless to them. They were content to exchange brief and unrelated remarks, as during a break for a commercial on TV. The tabloid future, with its mechanism of a hopeful twist to apocalyptic events, was perhaps no so very remote from our own immediate experience.
Look at us, I thought. Forced out of our homes, sent streaming into the bitter night, pursued by a toxic cloud, crammed together in makeshift quarters, ambiguously death-sentenced. We’d become part of the public stuff of media disaster. The small audience of the old and blind recognized the predictions of the psychics as events so near to happening that they had to be shaped in advance to our needs and wishes. Out of some persistent sense of large-scale ruin, we kept inventing hope.

Stay tuned for more great artists and the reveal of my custom ACL Line-Up!!


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