A blend of Brit rock sensibility and Southern California energy, the Airborne Toxic Event is what would happen if Morrissey and Franz Ferdinand shared a summer home. This California quintet borrowed their name from an '80s novel by Don Delillo called White Noise, where a chemical plant explosion created an enormous black cloud.
"Does This Mean You're Movin' On," the first track off their three-song EP, is a burst of frantic lyrics and erratic guitar riffs that speak to the emotions from a broken relationship's aftermath. They've secured a March residency at the Echo in Los Angeles to support their EP, and with a live show that includes a viola, an organ, a trumpet, and the hood of a 1969 Alfa Romeo, you may want to check it out.
Now Hear This:
The Airborne Toxic Event - "Does This Mean You're Movin' On?" DOWNLOAD MP3
On the Web:
The Airborne Toxic Event on MySpace
Talk: Do you prefer Airborne's black cloud or plain white noise?