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We’re very excited to announce that our brand-new single, “Wrong,” from our soon-to-be-released fourth studio album is OUT NOW. It’s our first new song in a year, and the first of many.

Get “Wrong” now on iTunes. Also available for streaming on Spotify.


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Los Angeles Review of Books Feature

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Want to be in our New Video?

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Photo Credit: Ayaz Asif

If you live in or will be in Denver on November 7th and you want to be in our new video for “Wrong,” we want to hear from you. We’ll be filming at the Ogden Theatre during the day in advance of our concert (and during the show), so if you’d like to be a part of this, email the following to with the subject heading “Music Video“:

1) A short paragraph about yourself and why you want to be in the video. Please include your full name.
2) A photo of yourself

If you’re selected, you’ll need to be available on November 7th for the entire day. If you don’t have tickets already, we’ll add you to our guest list for the show that night—plus, we’ll throw in some other goodies for you.

You’ll get a reply only if you’re selected. In it, we’ll provide detailed instructions about call times, clothes, etc.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


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Loveline Thursday Night

Listen to The Airborne Toxic Event on Loveline this Thursday, October 23.


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Pawtucket Canceled Due to Laryngitis

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We hate announcing things like this.. Mikel has come down with laryngitis and unfortunately must be on vocal rest for a few days. We promise to make it up to Pawtucket in the near future.

In the meantime, you can get full refunds for tonight’s show at the Met in Pawtucket wherever you bought your tickets. If you run into any problems doing so, please email us at, and we’ll make sure it gets sorted out.

Seriously sorry for any inconvenience!


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New Single “WRONG” WORLD PREMIERE TODAY on Philly’s Radio 104.5

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We’ve been waiting for this day for a very long time, and now we’re thrilled to finally be unveiling our brand-new, never-before-heard song, “Wrong,” exclusively on Philadelphia’s Radio 104.5 TODAY (Friday) at 12:00 p.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT).

This will be the first single off our upcoming fourth studio album. Listen LIVE from anywhere via iHeartRadio.

Philly, we’ll see you tonight at the Electric Factory.


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2nd Denver Show! PRE-SALE TODAY at 10 A.M.

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Denver, let’s do it twice. We’ve gone ahead with a second show at the Ogden Theatre right after the first one.

On Friday, November 7th, we’ll be playing the very last show of our Fall Tour at the Ogden for the second night in a row. Final show of the tour, final tour of the year—which means anything goes. This will definitely be one for the books.
PRE-SALE starts at 10:00 a.m. TODAY. Get your tickets HERE.
(link will go live when sale begins)

General Tickets go on sale this weekend.


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Twin Shadow Supporting at the Greek Theatre in L.A.

We’re very excited to announce that our friend Twin Shadow will be opening our concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on October 30th. If you haven’t bought tickets yet, you can get them HERE.


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Yahoo! Live-Streaming Tonight’s Show in SF

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Our Fall Tour has officially, finally begun. Thanks to everyone who made it out to sweaty, screamed-out Night One of our three-night residency at the legendary Fillmore here in San Francisco—where we played our entire first album and debuted our new song, “Wrong,” for the very first time.

For Night Two, during which we’ll be playing our second album, All At Once, in its entirety, we’ve decided to do something extra special:

The FULL CONCERT will be streamed LIVE on Yahoo! starting at 10:00 p.m. PDT, so you can watch the whole thing from anywhere in the world. The link counts down until showtime, so you’ll know exactly when it all begins..


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New Fall Merchandise Announced

Our new fall merchandise line is available today through our on line STORE!  The store is owned and operated by the band.  Only one shipping fee is charged per order no matter how many items you purchase!


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Fall Tour Openers Announced

We’re happy to announce In the Valley Below as the openers for our Fall Tour. They’re friends of ours in L.A. who make electrifying, hypnotic music, with an amazing live show to boot. Here’s their video for “Peaches”:

For our San Francisco dates, we’ll be mixing it up a bit:

In the Valley Below will play our Friday night show (September 19th). On Thursday the 18th, Kiev will open the show. And on Saturday the 20th, we’ll be joined by our old friends White Arrows.


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New Record Deal + Acoustic DC Show Added

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We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve signed a new record deal with Epic Records. This brings us back with the one and only L.A. Reid, who originally signed us when we joined Island Def Jam back in 2009. It’s great to be working with him again and the whole Epic team, and we can’t wait to put out our new album with them…

A Special Acoustic Evening in DC

With our October 8th show at the 9:30 Club selling out, and the overwhelming demand for another night in town, we’ve decided to add a very special acoustic show in Washington DC on Thursday, October 2nd, at the historic Lincoln Theatre.

Pre-Sale Tickets go on sale Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10:00 a.m:

Thu Oct 2 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre – PRE SALE WED @10AM
(Link will go live when sale begins)

The General Sale will begin this weekend.


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New Rhode Island Date Added

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We’ve just added a new show for the Fall Tour on Sunday, October 5th at The Met in Pawtucket. Pre-Sale tickets go on sale TOMORROW (Wednesday) at 10:00 a.m.

Sun Oct 5 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met – PRE-SALE WED @ 10AM
(link will go live when the sale begins)

The General Sale begins this Friday at 10:00 a.m.


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Chicago Added to Fall Tour

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Thank you, Chicago, for sticking with us and getting thoroughly drenched on Sunday for one of our favorite festival sets ever. We had a muddy good time at Lollapalooza this year, and we’re happy to announce that we’ll be coming back for a full show this Fall.

We’ll be playing the Vic on Saturday, October 18th. Pre-Sale starts TOMORROW, Wednesday August 6th, at 10:00 a.m., with the General Sale beginning this Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Sat Oct 18 – Chicago, IL – The Vic – PRE-SALE WED @ 10AM
(link will go live when sale begins)


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Watch 2 New Songs on Lollapalooza LIVE STREAM Today



Today, we’re in Chicago’s Grant Park for the annual music and madness extravaganza that is Lollapalooza. If you’re here, we’ll see you at The Grove Stage at 6:00 p.m. CDT.

If you can’t make it, you can watch Lollapalooza’s own LIVE VIDEO STREAM of our entire performance starting at 6 p.m. sharp (Chicago time).

Plus, SiriusXM Alt Nation will be airing rebroadcasts of our set all week.

For this special occasion, we’re excited to be debuting two brand-new songs: “California” and “Dope Machines.”

Which is one way to say that there will be new music coming this Fall. We can’t wait to show you…


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Minneapolis, we’ll see you this Fall


We’re coming back to you, Minneapolis, like we always knew we would. For our upcoming Fall Tour, we’ll be playing at one of our favorite venues, First Avenue, on October 19thPre-Sale begins TOMORROW (Wednesday) at10:00 a.m.

The general sale for this show starts Friday at 12:00 p.m.

Sun Oct 19 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue – PRE-SALE WED @ 10AM
(The ticket link will go live when the sale starts)


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Milwaukee Added to Fall Tour

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We’re excited to be adding another show to the insanity that is our Fall Tour. Milwaukee, we look forward to seeing your sweaty, beautiful faces on October 17th at the Eagles Ballroom. Pre-Sale begins TOMORROW (Wednesday) at 10:00 a.m.

The general sale for this show starts Friday at 10:00 a.m.

Fri Oct 17 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom – PRE-SALE WED @ 10AM
(The ticket link will go live when the sale starts)


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VICTORIA, BC – Rifflandia Festival – Fri Sep 12



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Neda 5-Year Anniversary

Five years ago today, 26-year-old Neda Agha-Soltan was murdered on the streets of Tehran during a protest against the disputed election of then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In the chaos of the aftermath, someone filmed her death (at the hands of a government paramilitary group) and put it online. The video struck a chord with people around the world, including us. For the one-year anniversary in 2010, we worked with Amnesty International to raise awareness about the ongoing human rights struggle in Iran. We created an online campaign called “Neda Speaks” and hosted a charity concert in Los Angeles. We also wrote this song:



The song still marks a turning point for us, something about the power of art and the limitations of that power in the face of totalitarianism. We aren’t politicians or soldiers, just people still haunted by the image of that woman and what she represents..

To learn more, visit Amnesty International.



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