Exitmusic’s Passage is set for release on Tuesday, May 22nd, but you can stream the album in its entirety now at NPR’s “First Listen.” During this year’s SXSW, Robin Hilton took notice of the husband-and-wife duo, who recently expanded their live lineup to include Nicholas Shelestak and Dru Prentiss. A champion for the group since, Hilton writes,“Simple, spare beats hold chaotic soundscapes together while delicate melodies tell troubled tales. The songs are gorgeous and gruesome, soaring and sad, glittering dreams and haunting nightmares…But even (or perhaps especially) in its bleakest moments, Passage is one the most memorable and absorbing records you’ll hear in 2012.“
While in Bloomington for a show with Joy Formidable and A Place To Bury Strangers, Exitmusic performed in Secretly Canadian‘s first Flyover Session. Filmed at Russian Recording by the awesome dudes from 19th State, the video features Exitmusic’s “The Night,” off their forthcoming album, Passage. You can now purchase the song from iTunes. Watch above.
Exitmusic’s debut album, Passage, is not out until May 22nd, but you can grab a little piece of it today. “The Night” is the first single up for purchase and it’s available via iTunes. Check it out HERE.
Also starting today is the Passage pre-order. Don’t wait to get your copy!
Exitmusic will soon finish their North American tour with School of Seven Bells; the last show takes EM home to New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge on May 5th. They’ll leave shortly after for dates in the UK, including a handful of shows with Jagjaguwar’s Sharon Van Etten and finally, return to North Carolina for the Hopscotch Musical Festival.
NPR Music’s Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton bring us a new episode of All Songs Considered, centered around beloved weirdos. The show features our own Exitmusic and their previously unreleased song, “The Night,” off the forthcoming album. Listen to the All Songs Considered.
In the midst of touring with School of Seven Bells, Exitmusic will soon join Sharon Van Etten for a handful of UK dates. The response to EM’s live show has been tremendous. Read what folks are saying below. See them live on tour – full list of dates HERE.
“The opening song gives that dynamic in spades, and much of the audience is struck dumb by what they’ve just heard…It’s so good, I want to charge the stage and hug them all.” Brightest Young Things
“This past weekend’s EXITMUSIC show was perfect for that dark setting at The Earl. The band’s introspective and often chilling music thrived in that atmosphere.” The Blue Indian
“Aleska Palladino’s vocals rung with a raw intensity and the booming drums shook the entire room…Rather than trap me, however, the sound envelops my soul and I couldn’t help but find my entire body moving along.” Muzik Dizcovery