Toxicity 3

Posted: August 10, 2013 in Toxicity
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By Glen

The fall is shaping up quite nicely for fans of The Airborne Toxic Event, with holes in the band’s touring schedule being filled in, and another special release to look forward to. Meanwhile, a certain viola player has been killing her summer moonlighting with another band…

NEW US Dates

As promised, American fans have more dates to circle on the calendar, as the band has announced a new slate of shows in September. Or, more accurately – eastern American fans. Those of us in the west are going to have to make due with shaky YouTube videos with bad sound for a little while longer.

Fri Aug 9 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theater
Wed Sep 4 – Columbia, SC – Jillian’s
Thu Sep 5 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
Mon Sep 9 – Richmond, VA – The National
Tue Sep 10 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Thu Sep 12 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head
Mon Sep 16 – Lansing, MI – The Loft
Tue Sep 17 – Kalamazoo, MI – District Square
Wed Sep 18 – Chicago, IL – The Vic TheatreSuch Hot Blood 180 Gram Vinyl (Limited European Edition)
Thu Sep 19 – Kansas City, MO – Czar Bar (very intimate Buzz Radio Show for just $9.65)

Such Hot Blood Vinyl Release

The collectors amongst us were thrilled to hear the long-awaited news that Such Hot Blood will indeed be released on vinyl. It will be the deluxe European edition, with bonus tracks Dublin and The Way Home included on a bonus 7″. The release is scheduled for Sept. 30, and it can be purchased through TATE’s online store. An extra $10 gets you an autographed copy.

Incidentally, if you’re looking for a classy way to display your vinyl collection, check out the rock art frames at Rock Art Picture Show. These are the same frames used by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and are very reasonably priced at $16.95 ($14.95 if you buy four or more, as I plan to do for my Airborne collection). They also have 7″ frames – you’ll be needing one of those to display the bonus piece. Here’s a demo of the frames:

Falling in Love… Slowly

On the blog beat, here’s an interesting take from one aficionado who stresses the need to slow down and take the time to let music grow on you. She didn’t immediately fall in love with Such Hot Blood, but as she allowed it to simmer, she found the beauty in tracks like Bride and Groom and This is London. A good reminder for all of us in this instant gratification culture of ours.

Acoustic Session and Interview

For some reason, a number of unseen videos shot during this spring’s Coachella Festival have just started surfacing. Not that I’m complaining, mind you; not when we get treats like this: exquisite acoustic performances of The Storm and Timeless, interspersed with insights from Mikel and Daren.

Anna Bulbrook and the Magnetic Zeros


The band has had some time on their hands of late, and Anna’s used it to stay sharp – literally, as she’s twice guested with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. She joined them first on Conan, and later in a special performance at the Hollywood Bowl. We appreciate the extra opportunities to see you perform Anna; just don’t let this go beyond the harmless flirtation phase, alright?

YouTube Gold:

And finally, as always, we close with some YouTube goodness. Such Hot Blood as a whole has been surprisingly underrepresented on the current tour, with gems like Elizabeth, Fifth Day and Bride and Groom receiving infrequent play, and What’s In a Name and This is London being forsaken entirely (a topic for another day!). Here’s a little taste of what you may have been missing:


Glen is the founder and editor of This Is Nowhere. He’s grateful for an understanding wife and kids who indulge his silly compulsion to chase a band all over the Pacific Northwest (and occasionally beyond) every time the opportunity arises.


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