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The Airborne Toxic Event renovates, recharges on 'Dope Machines'

The Airborne Toxic Event renovates, recharges on 'Dope Machines'

Less than a decade ago, there was a tried-and-true way for an L.A. indie band to start its career: Play club shows, earn buzz, score a Monday night residency at Spaceland or the Echo, land a record deal and work for a national audience. The Airborne Toxic Event caught the tail end of that era. Their self-titled 2008 debut stormed L.A.’s indie rock scene, rising far beyond it when the band signed to Island Records in 2009. They headlined the Greek Theatre and Gibson Amphitheatre and quickly became staples of KROQ-FM and mainstream alternative stations across America. But three albums in, the band is asking some of the same questions as some...

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