Kevin Bronson over at Buzzbands is reporting that polarizing LA band Airborne Toxic Event has signed to Island Def Jam. The band, who in the past year have moved from playing Sunset Junction underbills to becoming one of the most talked about new rock bands of the year, had been signed to indie Majordomo, which successfully built enough momentum via the band's debut that the world's biggest music conglomerate came sniffing.

“They came to us and said 'We want to give you 100% creative control,'” front man Mikel Jollett told Buzzbands. “Majordomo has a really good stake in this thing — they were very much a partner. It's a good situation for everyone involved.”

LA Weekly