19 maj 2009

The Airborne Toxic Event

Sometime Around Midnight - The Airborne Toxic Event

I strongly encourage you to take a listen to the new self titled album from The Airborne Toxic Event.

After Pitchfork gave the album the historically low score 1.6 out of 10, calling it a complete ripoff of Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes, Interpol and the Strokes, I must admit that I completely wrote this album off. But through the last couple of weeks I've really come to like it anyway. It's not like TATE have reinvented the wheel or anything, but they've got some really nice dark and catchy tunes. And hey, the above mentioned bands aren't the worst sources of inspiration are they? And I really feel that's all it is, a source of inspiration and not a rip-off.

Furthermore they are not a bad live act at all. I took some pictures at the concert in Lille Vega a couple of weeks ago:




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