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The Airborne Toxic Event - Dope Machines CD

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Every so often, one song can change everything. For The Airborne Toxic Event, that particular number happened to be an A Capella version of Queen and David Bowie’s classic duet “Under Pressure.” “Somebody played it for me, and it blew my mind” declares vocalist and guitarist Mikel Jollett. “I made a decision to change my whole approach to music.” The front man would go on to personally produce The Airborne Toxic Event’s fourth full-length album and first for Epic Records Dope Machines with the blessing and support of Steven Chen (guitar, keyboards), Anna Bulbrook (violin, keyboard, backing vocals), Daren Taylor (drums), and Adrian Rodriguez (bass).

In the middle of 2014 after moving on from Island Records, Epic Records’ C.E.O. L.A. Reid reached out and signed The Airborne Toxic Event – for the second time. “He’s a big believer, and he brings a lot of energy to this,” recalls Mikel. They’ve carried a similar energy through three full-length albums. The Airborne Toxic Event [2008] spawned the gold-selling single “Sometime Around Midnight” and was named iTunes’ #1 Alternative Song of the Year. In many ways though, Dope Machines signals something of a rebirth. “It’s like debuting a new phase,” concludes Mikel. “It was a new approach. We’ve got a new label. We threw out everything we were tired of and moved on to a brand new palette. That was the goal. This isn’t what The Airborne Toxic Event is supposed to be. This is who we are.”

The lead single from Dope Machines ,“Wrong” debuted last October on US Alternative Radio.



 1. Wrong
 2. One Time Thing
 3. Dope Machines
 4. California
 5. Time to be a Man
 6. Hell and Back
 7. My Childish Bride
 8. The Thing About Dreams
 9. Something You Lost
10. Chains

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