Tuesday, July 15, 2008

"Sometime Around Midnight," Track 7 of the Airborne Toxic Event Acoustic Video Series Released

Between Love and Like favorites, The Airborne Toxic Event are busy rocking the masses across the pond for the next couple of days, but that didn't stop them from sending out information this morning (or I guess afternoon as they're in England) on the lastest in their 10-songs-in-10-weeks acoustic song series. As we're on Week 7, that means track 7 which is the ethereal rocker and proven fan maker, "Sometime Around Midnight."

They didn't include a lot of info this time about where the video was shot and such, but they did mention, "That's Ben and Andrew from the Calder Quartet sitting in with us on violin."

The long and short of it is....it's a stunning version. When I'd seen them perform this track on The Carson Daly Show awhile back, I'd joked to lead singer/songwriter/rhythm guitarist Mikel Jollett later that he looked terrified (course, peforming on national tv for the first time, who wouldn't be right?). That was what, late April? What a difference a few months and being filmed for six acoustic videos makes because here, there's nothing but confidence and passion showing. This, my friends, is a snapshot of what it's like to see Airborne live.

Oh and remember that Yahoo New Music video contest I told you about a few days ago? Well it seems the timeframe for voting has been expanded beyond the 48 hour timeframe we initially reported, so go vote after you watch the video below.

(The Airborne Toxic Event is playing the following east coast dates: Tuesday, July 29, DC 9 here in Washington, DC; Wednesday, July 30, FNX Morning Show Anniversary Party at Hurricane O'Reilly's in Boston, MA; Thursday, July 31, Mercury Lounge in NYC; Friday, August 1, Late Night with Conan O'Brien in NYC, and Saturday, August 2, the Download Festival in Philadelphia, PA. They'll also be performing at the Monolith Festival in September.)

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