2009 self-titled debut album by the American Alt- Rock band. The entire album was recorded using a recording studio in the home of Pete Min, the band's producer. First single "Gasoline" was released on November 17, 2008, and second single "Sometime Around Midnight" was released on February 2, 2009.
"Here's an LA five-piece with intimate lyrics and epic ambitions. Frontman Mikel Jollett has written for literary magazine McSweeney's and brings a literary dash and a cracked Bowie-esque baritone. Striking hard at lost love and mortality, imagine a poppier Arcade Fire, or Nick Cave fronting U2." -- Daily Telegraph
"Lyrics full of the best fiction's emotional resonance... tracing a historical line from The Strokes to The Killers, yet also marking this band's own great leap forward." -- Q Magazine 4/5
"One of the best new bands operating today." -- Alternative Press
"This self-titled debut album from the L.A.-based band will rock you with energetic guitars, haunting violins and melodic hooks at every turn." -- Newsweek
"Occasionally you get lucky and stumble across a band at the very moment they ignite the engines and blast off into the heavens. The Airborne Toxic Event just gets louder and richer until the music practically bursts at the seams and spills its steaming guts across the stage." -- NME