EXITMUSIC

Sometimes, listening to Exitmusic, it's hard to tell exactly whether the goosebumps you're getting are from the parts that are chillingly beautiful and melodic or the ones that are aching and guttural. Or further, the ones that are creepily sparse and disembodied. The New York City duo -- Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church -- doesn't care when the chill runs down your spine, they just hope their music provokes some kind of primal feeling. Church explains, "It's like what Aleksa sings at the end of 'The Sea': 'And you turn your back to life... Oh, sorrow.' We want our music to confront people in a gentle but powerful way, to make them feel something."

WATCH: Exitmusic Perform “The Night”

Bowlegs brings us a new video of Exitmusic performing “The Night.” It’s off their recently released full-length debut, Passage, which Bowlegs says “not many records can balance power and beauty with such affecting results.” Watch above.

Purchase Passage from SC Distribution.

WATCH: Exitmusic’s New Video for “The Night”

Premiering on Pitchfork yesterday, Exitmusic’s new video for “The Night,” off their recently released Passage, is now available for your viewing pleasure. The video follows a lost-looking Aleksa through an eerie, suburban house. Director Will Joines tells us, “For me, when Aleksa mentioned that song was about finding a loop hole to cheat the the separation of physical form, I immediately got excited about showing someone consumed and transformed by something greater than them self. Setting the video in a very ordinary environment seemed the perfect way to underscore this bizarre conversion.” Watch above!

“It’s (Passage) audacious and ambitious, twisting lyrics about depravity and loneliness into shared anthems meant for overcoming both.” – Pitchfork

Get your copy of Passage from SC Distribution.

HAPPY RELEASE DAY! Exitmusic’s “Passage” Out Now!


Happy release day to Exitmusic! Passage is their debut release for Secretly Canadian and it’s now available online and in-stores. Grab your copy from SC Distribution or find your nearest record store. EM is busy wrapping up their tour – see final dates HERE. Don’t miss them at this year’s Hopscotch Fest!

Love for Passage

“Their debut album proper quivers and quakes with the cinematic electronics and emotional abandonment of a soundtrack to Armageddon. But for all its bleak, dark fissures, bright and tender lights serenely burst out with hope.” – NME

“Passage surges, subsides and enthralls like a gothic Sigur Ros. Church’s guitar gives good Sturm und Drang but it’s Palladino’s vocal that’s centre-stage; occassionally a brooding murmur but more often a husky force of nature that could give the vengeful sirens of Greek mythology a run for their money.” 4 Stars – Mojo

“It broods and rumbles, full of anger and anguish and loneliness, before erupting in a squall of tortured release. It’s mostly bleak and intensely emotional, but also beautiful…But even (or perhaps especially) in its bleakest moments, Passage is one the most memorable and absorbing records you’ll hear in 2012.” – NPR

WATCH: Exitmusic’s Aleksa Palladino Perform “Storms”

Exitmusic’s Aleksa Palladino brings us a new video of her performing an acoustic version of “Storms,” off the forthcoming album Passage. It’s out next Tuesday – you can still pre-order HERE. During Exitmusic’s live performances you see Aleksa as a powerhouse, acting as the driving force behind their dark, emotive sound, but here we see her in a softer light. Using only her iPhone to record, Aleksa sits down with a guitar and her voice for another captivating performance. Watch above.

Like what you see? Watch another home video of Aleksa and Devon performing “White Noise.”

See Exitmusic live in concert; they’re on tour in Europe right now with Sharon Van Etten and Trailer Trash Tracys. Full list of dates HERE.

AUDIO

The Sea by Exitmusic

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AGENT CONTACT

US:
Mike Mori, Windish Agency
mike@windishagency.com

UK/Europe:
Ross Morrison, Primary Talent
ross@primary.uk.com