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WATCH // Taken By Trees Perform Live for NPR’s Tiny Desk, Victoria Shares New ‘When The Lights Are Low’ Spotify Playlist

Taken By Trees recently paid a visit to the NPR offices for a charming Tiny Desk performance. Victoria and the boys chose to play “I Want You” and “Only You” and do so wonderfully. Bob Boilen writes, “These songs seem to come from a place somewhere between a dream state and waking life: There’s restraint to the way the players approach this music, almost as if they’re trying not to wake the baby in the other room.” Watch both songs above!

Victoria put together a Spotify playlist, sharing songs that influenced the music and writing of Other Worlds. Stream When The Lights Are Low below!

“I have selected songs that I listened to while I was writing and producing ‘Other Worlds.’ Some songs I took inspiration from for its overall sound like the Augustos Pablo track and “Diamond Head” by The Beach Boys. Other songs I have taken inspiration when it comes to lyrics or just an ambience or feel. For me Other Worlds is a pure love album with a perfect temperature of 29 celsius hanging in the air while laying on a sandy beach.” – Victoria

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

Exitmusic Featured on Bob Boilen’s SXSW Highlights, On Tour Now!

Exitmusic made their inaugural stop at Austin’s SXSW last week. Playing EIGHT shows, they were sure to grab attention of festival-goers while they were there. Bob Boilen, a name we all recognize from NPR’S All Song’s Considered, stopped by the DOC/JAG/SC showcase at Mohawk on Thursday night and EM, although playing in the dark, made their mark. In his SXSW Musical and Not So Musical Highlights, Boilen called Exitmusic a “perfect roar of sound steeped in Radiohead and Sigur Ros but full of talent in voice and texture. A real aural feast.Watch Boilen’s clip of EM performing “The Sea” above!

New York’s The Alternate Side got in on the SXSW action, asking EM to document their trip down South. Read it all from Aleksa’s viewpoint HERE. Photos too!

Aleksa and Devon also sat down with MTV2‘s Matt Pinfield in his 120 Mintues segment for a wee little chat about this and that. It’s video number 14 in the segment! Check it out HERE.

FINALLY, see Exitmusic live in concert!! Sharing dates with A Place to Bury Strangers, The Joy Formidable and School of Seven Bells, it’s likely they’ll be in a city near you! Check all the dates HERE!

Damien Jurado Visits NPR’s Tiny Desk

 

 

NPR’s Mike Katzif recently recorded Damien Jurado playing one of their Tiny Desk Concerts. National Public Radio generously gives artists the chance to interrupt the work-flow of anyone near Bob Boilen’s desk, and Damien bowled them over. You can watch or download the session here at NPR.

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Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

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Innocence by Electric Youth

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