The Airborne Toxic Event is an indie rock band from Los Angeles led
by singer and guitarist Mikel Jollett, The band takes its name from the novel "White Noise" by Don DeLillo where a chemical spill from a railcar releases a poisonous cloud, dubbed by the military as an “airborne toxic event.”.
After an extensive courtship from major labels, The Airborne Toxic Event signed with Majordomo Records in April 2008, and their first self-titled record was released in August, 2008. This December iTunes named the band's song "Sometime Around Midnight" the number one alternative song of 2008.
That's the band's official video, above, and a recent appearance on Letteman, below. And while keyboardist Anna Bulbrook can be a little annoying (you'll see why) I really like their music.