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."

Exitmusic’s “Passage” Streaming in Full on NPR’s First Listen


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.

STREAM PASSAGE NOW.

The album is available for pre-order; find your copy HERE. You can also purchase “The Night,” off the forthcoming album, at iTunes.

WATCH: Exitmusic Perform “The Night” for the first Secretly Canadian Flyover Session

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 First Single off “Passage” Now Available on iTunes, Pre-order Album Now

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.

Exitmusic on NPR’s All Songs Considered, On Tour with SVIIB

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 Live Show

“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

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AGENT CONTACT

US:
Mike Mori, Windish Agency
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UK/Europe:
Ross Morrison, Primary Talent
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