10:42 AM on 04/19/08
THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT
SIGNS WITH INDIE IMPRINT MAJORDOMO
Self-Titled Debut Album In Stores July 15
"Last Call With Carson Daly" Performance Slated For April 22
Los Angeles, CA - The Airborne Toxic Event has signed with Majordomo Records, it was announced today.
A buzz band in the truest sense, Airborne have become the darlings of local radio and press and fixtures on the Silver Lake music scene, garnering comparisons to everyone from Modest Mouse and The Arcade Fire, to the Clash and U2. With songs that feature unforgettable hooks, and what the Los Angeles Times referred to as "poetry you can dance to," their now legendary five-week residency at Silver Lake's Club Spaceland culminated with a sold-out show in which nearly a thousand people showed up to the tiny club.
The Silver Lake-based five-piece was formed in 2006 by singer Mikel Jollett and drummer Daren Taylor, who were soon joined by bassist Noah Harmon, keyboardist and classically trained violinist Anna Bulbrook, and guitarist Steven Chen.
Fan interest in the band reached a new level when Los Angeles rock stations KROQ and Indie 103.1 both added the song "Sometime Around Midnight" to their rotation after catching Airborne's dynamic live show. "Sometime Around Midnight" rose to the top spot on national tastemaker KROQ's most requested list in January, and has remained in the top 10 most requested for nearly three months. The band has also landed a performance spot on "Last Call With Carson Daly," which is slated for April 22. Airborne will be touring in support of the album, and are scheduled to play Live 105's summer festival, BFD, at Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco on June 7th and the new Pemberton Festival in British Columbia July 25-27.
Airborne's decision to sign with Majordomo came out of a desire to take a new and innovative path, as bands such as Radiohead have done. Having come so far on their own as an unsigned band, and with a finished self-made record already in hand, they decided to forego a traditional major-label or indie-label deal - despite being courted by countless major labels - and chose instead to work in a collaborative fashion with a team of indie and major-label refugees that could take them to the next level. The band made an informed decision to team up with Majordomo in order to take advantage of the label's unique combination of an indie's dedication and perseverance with a major label's resources, including distribution via Sony BMG.