As many LA Bloggers have told you, the Airborne Toxic Event has the Monday residency in March at the Echo. Coming off of the strength of Rolling Stone's top MySpace Bands, this band has been on a tear. They have had a great review at Kevin Bronson's Buzz Bands Blog as well as love from the usual hipster crew of tastemakers.
And rightfully so, these guys (and gal) are great. Their three song EP is way too short and the complaint that one can have is that you want more. They delivered more Monday night and they delivered it in full force.
On the surface, the band reminds me of the Arcade Fire: They have five members, one of which is an adorable girl who plays the violin. They all play each others instruments and jump around and leave everything they have on stage, but they are a very different band. They have a very diverse sound and explore their instruments in wonderful ways. How many violin/electric bass duets do you hear in indie bands these days? As you can see above, both were played with a bow.
Next Monday, the band will be playing an all acoustic set brought to you by Radio Free Silverlake. I am very curious to see what these guys can do without all their accouterments. So, I might be back to these guys again.
Here are a couple of tracks from their EP. Last time I checked, Sea Level had a handful in there.
Also, my apologies to Radars to The Sky. I got there late and missed their set.