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."

LSTN // Exitmusic’s “The Night” Remixed By Ryan Olson of Polica, European Tour Begins Friday at Iceland Airwaves

Premiering this morning on This Is Fake DIY is a new remix of Exitmusic’s “The Night.” More specifically, Ryan Olson (Polica, Marijuana Deathsquads) handled the mix, distorting vocals and layering on a bevy of new sounds. Listen above. You can watch the video for the original version, off Exitmusic’s album Passage, on the Secretly Canadian Youtube channel.

Exitmusic start their European tour this Friday at Iceland Airwaves and continue shows throughout November. They come home to play Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory on December 6! You’ll find all dates and ticket links HERE.

WATCH // Exitmusic Premiere Video for “The Modern Age”

Premiering earlier today at The Fader, it’s the new Exitmusic video for “The Modern Age” off the recently released album, Passage. Directed by Daniel Ryan, the haunting video came out of a very real life experience both Aleksa and Devon share. Aleksa says, “Devon and I spent a few years volunteering at wild life rescue centers and, despite all the best efforts of very knowledgeable and compassionate staff members, sometimes an animal would just die from the shock of being captured. Their bodies would shut down because they knew they were not free. It has always stayed with us. That’s where we got the idea for the video.” Watch “The Modern Age” above.

Exitmusic will head out on tour this fall, playing shows across North America and eventually heading to Europe. You’ll find tour dates and ticket links HERE.

More Exitmusic fun –> In case you missed it before, NPR has shared Exitmusic’s live Alternate Side session in their Favorites section, calling Aleksa and Devon’s growing artistic identify “beautifully beguiling and darkly unsettling.” Watch HERE.

Lastly, Exitmusic share all the lyrics from their album Passage. If you’re curious, check them out HERE.

Exitmusic on Cover of XO Magazine, Perform Live at The Alternate Side

XO Magazine share their Autumn issue, New Ceremonials, featuring a gorgeous cover photo of Exitmusic. The issue eases the reader into the new season, with Exitmusic’s Passage set as the soundtrack. “It simply gets us back to our bare bones and confronts us to go on a refreshing emotional journey,” writes XO. The magazine features an equally beautiful spread, Sparks of Light, complete with additional photos and an interview with Aleksa and Devon. Check it all out HERE.

Exitmusic stopped by WFUV’s The Alternate Side for an in-studio performance and interview led by host Kara Manning. Watch four videos from the session below in our Youtube playlist and head to TAS the interview.

See Exitmusic live in concert! They’ll tour in North American starting at the end of September and eventually travel to Europe! Dates HERE.

Exitmusic Announce North American Tour, Watch New Live Video from Secretly Canadian Flyover Session

Here’s your chance to see Exitmusic live in concert! The tour will take EM through North America, with shows starting in late September at Montreal’s Il Motore and ending at Asheville’s Moog Festival! Full list of dates with links to purchase tickets below!

The fine folks at Nineteenth State captured Exitmusic live at Bloomington’s own Russian Recording for Secretly Canadian’s first Flyover Session. Watch EM perform “White Noise” from their debut full-length Passage above! Director Andy Newman also brings us a beautiful behind the scenes video of Exitmusic at The Basement in Columbus! Watch HERE. Read the rest of this entry »

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