California quintet The Airborne Toxic Event are to release their new album Such Hot Blood In the UK on October 7. The album - the band's third - will be released on their own label through Membran Distribution. The Airborne Toxic Event will play a series of headline shows, culminating at London's Shepherds Bush Empire on Monday, October 7. 'Timeless', taken from Such Hot Blood, will be released on the same day.
The album is the follow-up to 2011's All At Once released through Island/Universal and TATE's self-titled indie debut on Shout!, Factory's Majordomo imprint, which was released in 2008. Written after a long period of touring, the record has "themes of trying to find a home" says front man Mikel Jollett. Such Hot Blood was conceived in Nashville's infamous Blackbird Studios with "mentor and friend" Jacquire King, the three-time Grammy Award-winning producer, engineer, and songwriter/musician whose credits range from Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men, and Cold War Kids, to Buddy Guy and Tom Waits. The resulting album, which was released in America in April, reached No.1 in the US Alternative Chart on iTunes,
TATE's forthcoming UK dates will coincide with their 900th show, as they bring Such Hot Blood to their self-confessed "Mecca of music". They are the only modern music act to play at the esteemed Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles during its 2009 fall season. The result was the concert-documentary film All I Ever Wanted (2010), chosen as an official selection to the Raindance Film Festival. The band has also performed with the Colorado Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, and frequent collaborators the Calder String Quartet.
The band take their name from an incident in Don DeLillo's terrifying 1985 novel White Noise- involving a poisonous cloud that erupts after a chemical spill from a railcar. The band are Mikel Jollett (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Steven Chen (guitar, keyboards), Anna Bulbrook (viola, keyboards, tambourine, backing vocals), Noah Harmon (bass, backing vocals), and Daren Taylor (drums).
UK live dates:
Tues, Oct 1 Birmingham, Academy 2 Sat, Oct 5 Dublin, Academy
Wed, Oct 2 Manchester, Academy 2 Sun, Oct 6 Glasgow, The Garage
Thu, Oct 3 Leeds, Cockpit Mon, Oct 7 London, Shepherds Bush Empire
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