exitmusic

exitmusic

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At once apocalyptic and hopeful, Exitmusic's emotional impact recalls bands like Sigur Ros while tapping into the old soul of American music from Bob Dylan to Billie Holiday. Thoughtful, arresting vocals are embedded in lush, evocative instrumentation - a perfect union of soundscape and song craft.

Biography

www.myspace.com/thedeclineofthewest

Devon and Aleksa met one November on a train ride across Canada. They drank coffee all night and argued about the existence of evil. They listened to early Bob Marley and Blood on the Tracks. They were 18 years old.

Aleksa went home to New York City, where she worked as an actor. She told her mom she'd met the man she was going to marry. Her mom asked her where he was. She said she didn't know.

Devon went home to Winnipeg, where he worked in a subterranean pool hall/crack den. He saw some strange, bad things there. At night he would walk home in the ridiculous cold through a snow-covered golf course. A thick mess of stars pressed down on him and he thought about her. He left town, wandered all the way around the world and finally wound up in New York City. He found Aleksa and they moved in together and started making music on Aleksa's four track.

They moved to Los Angeles, bought a computer and began writing the songs that are now EXITMUSIC. In September 2004 they got married at a scenic overlook on Mullholand Drive. On their wedding night they drank champagne and made demo covers out of cardboard and glue and pictures they took at a train station photo-booth.

Their new album, The Decline of the West, was entirely self-produced, engineered and recorded in various Los Angeles bedrooms and living rooms. With zero prior knowledge of recording technique, their uniquely lush but lo-fi sound is astonishing.

Aleksa Palladino is a respected actress who has starred in over 20 film and television roles, including her debut opposite Scarlett Johanson in the critically-acclaimed Manny & Lo (Lo), The Adventure's of Sebastion Cole with Adrien Grenier (Mary), Todd Solonsz's Storytelling (Catharine), and the latest film by legendary director Sidney Lumet, Find Me Guilty (Marina). The new year will see her starring alongside Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney and Marissa Tomei in Lumet's new film, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (Chris). She will also appear with Henry Rollins in the second installment of the cult horror franchise Wrong Turn (Mara), and as Sybil Vane in the avant-garde adaptation of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, by maverick director Duncan Roy.

Devon Church is rounding out EXITMUSIC's cinematic vision by writing screenplays about underground cities, 200-storey prisons, spiritual conmen, Emma Goldman, Helena Blavatsky, god in the form of a jellyfish, and the devil in the form of a tyrranical 1940's studio boss.

Discography

EXITMUSIC/ THE DECLINE OF THE WEST
2007

Set List

1. The Following Winds
2. Here's Sunset
3. The Decline of The West
4. Slow Parade
5. Strike Anywhere
6. The Father's Estate
7. Everybody Row
8. The Silence
9. Exit Music
10. Stories of the Street (L. Cohen)