There's been some great music released the past couple of Tuesdays, including Airborne Toxic Event (out 4/26). I love their song, "Sometime Around Midnight" for the simple reason that you can picture yourself in the bar, watching your lover walk away with another person, you can feel the drunkenness and the powerful punch of emotions made more poignant by drink. Mikel Jollett, the lead singer, has a way of connecting to his lyrics that bring the listener along for the ride on his emotional journey. They have a pretty simple formula- rockin beats, and lyrics that everyone can relate to, plus a singer who sounds like he is experiencing those emotions as he's singing! Right in front of you! While you listen! He sings with so much gusto and emotion, the man must be exhausted after singing a song. And man, you feel it too.
So, when they released their new album, I paid attention. And it did not disappoint. I won't go into a big long review of the album, because a)there are plenty of other music websites that already do that sort of thing and b)no review does justice when all you want to do is hear the music. So here you go. My suggested listening from the new Airborne Toxic Event album, All At Once.
All At Once:
Half of Something Else:
Buy it here or here