Toxicity 42

Posted: August 15, 2014 in Toxicity
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The Airborne Toxic Event, Boonstock Music Festival, Penticton, BC, Aug. 1, 2014. Photo by TATE fan Elva.

The Airborne Toxic Event, Boonstock Music Festival, Penticton, BC, Aug. 1, 2014. Photo by TATE fan Elva.

By Glen

Deep breath………

The final weeks of summer find fans of The Airborne Toxic Event living in an “in between” state. The avalanche of TATE news that unexpectedly rumbled through a couple weeks ago has subsided, giving way to a calm that should last no more than a few weeks before things really ramp up again, what with the fall tour and a new single set to drop very soon. This gives us a chance to slow down and share a few TATE tidbits that fell by the wayside amongst the early-August hullabaloo.

Toxic Resources

Ever get frustrated trying to find that one TATE interview you once stumbled upon in the morass that is YouTube? Yeah, us too. Which is why we’re excited to announce that This Is Nowhere has branched out into Youtube with a new channel dedicated to all things Airborne.

Not only does this give us a place to upload our own videos that we capture at shows, but we’re also hoping to bring some order to the TATE video universe. Thus far, we’ve created eight playlists:

  • Toxic History: documentaries and video blogs
  • Live TATE (Pro Quality): live performances recorded by official sources
  • TATE Interviews: interviews with the band or its individual members
  • TATE Covers: acoustic covers released by the band
  • TATE Music Videos (Official): officially released music videos
  • TATE Bombastic Videos: officially released bombastic (acoustic) videos
  • TATE in 3 Words: fan-made videos from This Is Nowhere’s #TATEin3Words project
  • TATE Gig Footage: live performances recorded by fans in the audience

At this point we are barely scratching the surface of what you’ll eventually be able to find through our channel. The Covers, Music Videos, Bombastic and TATE in 3 Words playlists are all complete; the others are a bit of a hodgepodge and very much a work in progress. But in the coming weeks, months and years, the collection will only continue to grow, with new playlists added as needed.

Another great resource was provided by our friend Elva, who sent us this handy dandy listing of all uses of Airborne music in TV and film. *Trivia Question: Guess which TATE song has been used the most on screen? Find the answer below – no cheating!

Finally, for you Reddit users, TATE fan and This Is Nowhere reader Tegan has started an Airborne Toxic Event subreddit. Abstract Toxic EventCheck it out!

Toxic Art

Earlier this summer I purchased an awesome original painting: “Abstract Toxic Event” – an abstract rendering of TATE’s debut album cover that now hangs proudly on my office wall, where it elicits frequent compliments from co-workers and visitors alike. Now, you can purchase prints of this gorgeous piece – or better yet, get it on a throw pillow, iPad case, card or tote bag!

And speaking of cool fan art, This Is Nowhere reader Shyra caught our eye with this stunning birthday drawing she created for the friend who was responsible for introducing her to The Airborne Toxic Event. Amazingly well done, @LadyRabin! (P.S. It just happens to be my birthday today, in case you feel so inclined… JK/LOL.)

Toxic Gold

Last week we brought you “Dope Machines” from Lollapalooza; this week we present “California,” the second song from TATE’s upcoming fourth album. Which of the new tunes do you love more? Let us know in the comments below!

*The answer to today’s trivia question is “Changing,” which has been used eight times, being heard on such notable shows as Suits, Gossip Girl, 90210, Vampire Diaries and Fringe, as well as in the trailer for the film Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Glen, Fan of The Airborne Toxic EventGlen 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.

  1. treendabean says:

    Fine work on the Youtube channel, thanks for creating such great resource.

    May I suggest adding a playlist dedicated to the lighter side of TATE? Let’s face it, these guys can be downright hilarious.

    Some suggestions: (long, but with some seriously WTF moments) (they have a future on Broadway) (Steven ain’t playing) (I may have fallen over laughing about ‘eating while crying’)

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  2. Reallyoldishfan says:

    Got to say I prefer California at this point!

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    • treendabean says:

      On first listen I preferred California, it was stuck in my head all through the first day I heard it. but after my second, third, fourth, fifth… listen to Dope Machines I find I like it a whole lot more. Can’t wait to hear the studio version, I think it’ll be phenomenal.


  3. Nichole says:

    California is definitely feeling like the stronger of the two. When does the single drop?

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    • I prefer Dope Machines myself, but they’re both outstanding. No official date yet, but Mikel said it will be very soon. I’d guess we’ll hear something in the next few weeks.

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      • Nichole says:

        Thanks for replying!

        You know what’s funny is, after I had committed to my comment, I have had Dope Machines stuck in my head.

        So, I suppose, I’m ambivalent as of late. And hungry for more.

        I did the math on when I’ll get to see them next (it has been over a year! August 1st!), and I have 36 days left to weed through.

        If there are any other Arizona fans on here, I’d love to make a connection! I am taking my sister to the show… and I’m terribly nervous she’s going to bring down my “TATE Live” ambiance.

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  4. One of the best live performances from a member of the crowd I’ve come across:

    -A slow version of Strange Girl and a fast version of The Kids Are Ready To Die. And lots of Mikel being the sensational frontman he is.

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