The first time I heard about Exitmusic, I instantly thought of Radiohead‘s delectably sad track meant to play over the credits of Romeo + Juliet in 1996. The film, the song, and the context of both evoke a terrible, but addictive loneliness.
Likewise, the Brooklyn duo of Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church conjure some ethereal music that creeps over the bones like a wet fog caught between the window panes separating winter from spring.
Though nowhere near as dramatic and tragic as the story of Romeo and Juliet, Exitmusic is a much underappreciated meet-cute of instrumental post-rock meets the dainty renderings of a huskier, more substantial American Ellie Goulding. Palladino’s vocal command is animal-like, wavering at times like a trembling violin bow under emotional stress and Church backs her up like a permanent, innate appendage–the two go together immutably.
Touring in support of their full-length release, Passage, Palladino and Church bring their glittering, dreamlike tuneage to Denver’s Larimer Lounge tonight.
Exitmusic performs tonight at Larimer Lounge. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. Doors open at 8pm.
Sal Christ is a writer with headphones glued to her ears. Getting some hang time upside down daily is of the utmost importance, as is sucking down a cup of sarcasm. For more music action, follow her on Twitter.