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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New DVD due from Airborne Toxic Event due in Sept

The Airborne Toxic Event are set to release a documentaryfilm about their sold-out performance at the internationally renowned Walt Disney Concert Hall, featuring an eclectic mix of musicians and performers-ranging from a children'schoir, a world-class string quartet, a high school marching band, horn players, visual artists, and Mexican folkórico dancers. Available in the U.S. on September 7th, All I Ever Wanted: Live From the WaltDisney Concert Hall offers an intimate, behind-the-sceneslook at the exhaustive rehearsals and preparation that went into putting on the show at the Frank Gehry-designed venue, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Praised by the Los Angeles Times as a "performance of genuine warmth and ambition," the concert in December of 2009 was the last of 354 shows the Airborne Toxic Event played in support of the their debut release.With string accompaniment from the Calder Quartet, the show features selections from that album, as well as new songs and never-before-recorded cover versions of the Ramones' "Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio?" (with the Belmont High School Marching Band), the Magnet Fields' "The Book of Love," and Q Lazzarus's "Goodbye Horses."

View the trailer for "All I Ever Wanted" here:

All I Ever Wanted: Live From the Walt Disney Concert Hallhas been accepted into theprestigious Raindance Film Festival in London. The largest independent film festivalin the U.K., Raindance premiered classics like "Pulp Fiction," "The Blair Witch Project"and "Memento." Past jury members have included Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Tom Wait, Mick Jones, Dame Judi Dench, photographer/filmmaker Anton Corbijn and filmmakerJonathan Caouette. Raindance will host the European premiere of the film on September 30th in London.

The Airborne Toxic Event will headline a North American tour this fall,accompanied by the Calder Quartet. The band will play a series of acoustic sets at avariety of nontraditional venues, including a synagogue, a church and an old vaudeville theatre. Full tour dates are listed below.The band is currently in the studio with producer Dave Sardy, working on their new album, slated for release in early 2011.

The Airborne Toxic Event's debut single "Sometime Around Midnight" was the #1Alternative Song of the Year at iTunes; the track also saw tremendous success atAlternative Radio as the #10 Most Played Song of 2009 and the #4 Alternative Single.The band's self-titled debut album sold more than 300,000 units worldwide and spenteight weeks at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart. The Airborne Toxic Event hasappeared at nearly all the major international music festivals, including Coachella,Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, T In The Park, Summerfest, Fuji Rock and Reading & />Leeds, and has shared the stage with Kings of Leon, Franz Ferdinand, The Fratellis, and theTing Tings. They have appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien,The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Dalyand The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and received countless accolades from press.

Tour dates for The Airborne Toxic Event w/ the Calder Quartet:
Sept. 7             Washington, DC              Sixth & I Synagogue
Sept. 8             Somerville, MA                Somerville Theatre
Sept. 10             Philadelphia, PA             Keswick Theatre
Sept. 11             New York, NY                 Town Hall
Sept. 13             Toronto, ON                    Trinity St. Paul's Church
Sept. 15             Chicago, IL                      Park West
Sept. 18             Seattle, WA                     Town Hall
Sept. 19             San Francisco, CA          Regency Ballroom
Sept. 22             Los Angeles, CA             John Anson Ford Ampitheatre

lot's to get to tonight -
  • Bryan Ferry to release Olympia on Oct 25 and will feature Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour as well as Roxy Music bandmates Brian Eno, Phil Manzanara & Andy McKay
  • Surf City will release Kudos on Arch Hill in September
  • Street Chant's Means is out in August on Arch Hill - here's a vid for "Yr Philosophy" - hmm, ben likey
  • Pine is looking for help to decide what their new single should be - listen here and let them know here

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