Some bands grind it out for years before they find a following and
then some bands are seemingly big from the start. When The Airborne
Toxic Event arrived in the Echo Park area of
Los Angeles, California
to play their first show, they were greeted by a crowd of more than
200 people. What followed was a year of steady ascent: bigger and
bigger shows, trips up and down the West Coast and to
New York and the
Rolling Stone named them
one of the top 25 bands on MySpace, The
Los Angeles Times, in its
year end wrap-up, called them the band to watch in 2008.
The band quickly learned the in-and-outs of the modern music
industry and came to a few conclusions: own your music, control your
destiny, earn your fans honestly.
So, when the upstart West Coast indie imprint Majordomo
offered the band a dream partnership deal, they took it and decided
to forego the entire major-label system.
With the release of their self-titled debut album in August
2008, critics raved and fans nationwide quickly latched on to the
excitement that began in Los Angeles.
As 2008 ended, iTunes named “Sometime Around Midnight” the #1
Alternative Song Of the Year on their Best of 2008 list.
The band’s contribution to
NCIS: The Original TV Soundtrack is the ironically titled, “I
Don’t Want To Be On TV,” a brand new track featured exclusively on
this album. The song
will also be featured in the February 10th episode of