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WATCH: Exitmusic Performs “The Hours” for Out of Town Films

After playing a show at Philadelphia’s Johnny Brenda’s, Aleksa and Devon of Exitmusic performed an acoustic version of “The Hours” for Out of Town Films. We don’t always get to see this pair in such a stripped down setting and the performance is just what you would expect from the husband-and-wife duo – intimate, beautiful and moving. Watch above.

See Exitmusic live on tour with School of Seven Bells. Dates available HERE.

WATCH: Exitmusic’s New Video For “Passage” On NPR

NPR premiered Exitmusic’s haunting new video for “Passage,” the first single of their forthcoming album of the same name. Head on over to their website to check it out now or watch it here. The video is also available in the UK at CLASH.
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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!

Exitmusic Announces New Album, Title Track Available For Download

We’ve got some incredibly exciting news. Exitmusic has a brand new full-length and it’s out May 22nd. Titled Passage, it’s the much anticipated followup to their debut EP, From Silence. Earlier this morning, KEXP premiered the title track, saying “what defines Exitmusic is their epic songwriting style that is 100% evident in their new single ‘Passage.’”

Recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with mixer Nicholas Vernhes (Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter), Church and Palladino, along with the assistance of new bandmates drummer Dru Prentiss and engineer Nicholas X, built on the chilling, beautiful aesthetic they had created as a duo when recording at home. The result is a sound that is more powerful and more nuanced, covering broad oceans of emotional terrain.

Opener and title track “Passage” is like watching a great shifting of tides through rapid time-lapse photography, introducing new dynamics in one magnificent breath. It is a statement of intent that tears down the Victorian boudoir gauze found on previous efforts. The ghosts are still piercing the veil, but now they’re throwing chairs. The song begins gently, with candlelight piano plucks, distant explosions on the horizon, aching breaths and moans. But in moments, the oceans swell and lurch as it detonates into a shower of brilliant shrapnel.

Passage is a long time in the making, and certainly worth the wait. Listen and download the title track below.

Exitmusic kicks off their tour Tuesday, February 28th at Mercury Lounge in New York. See full list of dates HERE.

Watch Exitmusic Perform “The Hours” Live for MTV Hive

Exitmusic stopped by MTV Hive recently to play “The Hours” for the First Take series. As expected, it’s another solid performance for the husband-and-wife led group. The song is interlaced with interview clips; Aleksa and Devon talk about meeting for the first time and where exactly their songs grow from. It’s a neat take you’ll definitely want to see.

The band hits the road in March for a serious slue of tour dates. Catch them live with The Joy Formidable, A Place to Bury Strangers and School of Seven Bells in a town near you! See full list of dates HERE.

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