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HAPPY RELEASE DAY! Exitmusic’s “Passage” Out Now!


Happy release day to Exitmusic! Passage is their debut release for Secretly Canadian and it’s now available online and in-stores. Grab your copy from SC Distribution or find your nearest record store. EM is busy wrapping up their tour – see final dates HERE. Don’t miss them at this year’s Hopscotch Fest!

Love for Passage

“Their debut album proper quivers and quakes with the cinematic electronics and emotional abandonment of a soundtrack to Armageddon. But for all its bleak, dark fissures, bright and tender lights serenely burst out with hope.” – NME

“Passage surges, subsides and enthralls like a gothic Sigur Ros. Church’s guitar gives good Sturm und Drang but it’s Palladino’s vocal that’s centre-stage; occassionally a brooding murmur but more often a husky force of nature that could give the vengeful sirens of Greek mythology a run for their money.” 4 Stars – Mojo

“It broods and rumbles, full of anger and anguish and loneliness, before erupting in a squall of tortured release. It’s mostly bleak and intensely emotional, but also beautiful…But even (or perhaps especially) in its bleakest moments, Passage is one the most memorable and absorbing records you’ll hear in 2012.” – NPR

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.

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

Porcelain Raft Announces 7″, Releases Video for “Drifting In and Out”

Premiering Porcelain Raft’s video for “Drifting In and Out” earlier this morning, NPR says, “It’s pretty amazing what a person can do with smoke, a few lights and some good editing…Remiddi creates what I imagine it’s like inside the head of a person just about to start dreaming. The video is surreal, but never dives into nightmare territory.” Mauro Remiddi brings us the new video just in time for the announcement of his new Drifting In and Out b/w Chain 7″, out June 26th. Watch the video below!

See Porcelain Raft live in concert with Youth Lagoon. Dates HERE.

 

Jens Lekman stops by NPR’s Tiny Desk

 

Earlier this fall, Jens Lekman stopped by the NPR offices to do a short, unplugged performance at the now infamous Tiny Desk of NPR Music’s Bob Boilen. That performance is live on their site today:

 

 

Accompanied by percussionist and singer Addison Rogers, Lekman played three luminous, stripped-down songs – “I Want a Pair of Cowboy Boots,” “The End of the World is Bigger Than Love,” and new live favorite “Waiting for Kirsten.”

What’s next? Well, a new record at some point. But the end of the world is bigger than waiting for a new Jens Lekman LP, so we’ll all just have to sit tight.

AUDIO

Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
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

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

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