Exitmusic Announce UK Headline Tour

July 14, 2012

“Enthrals like a gothic Sigur Rós… an eviscerating rite of passage.” **** MOJO
“You will be engulfed, so dress accordingly. It’s a tsunami of pop noise…” – THE GUARDIAN
“Rare and beautiful.” – NYLON
“Passage is a fabulous, slow-burning then tumultuous breakthrough.” – METRO
“Their Beach House-meets-Cat’s Eyes veneer makes for gloriously Luscious listen.” – NME

With their debut album rated amongst the Albums of the Year on US site NPR and critically acclaimed upon its UK release in May, Exitmusic are set for their first UK headline tour this Autumn.

Having toured in with the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Zulu Winter and the Joy Formidable, the headline dates will follow appearances at Iceland Airwaves, and a run of European live shows.

UK & Ireland headline dates:

6 Nov: The Lexington, London, UK

7 Nov: The Plug, Sheffield, UK

8 Nov: The Cockpit, Leeds, UK

9 Nov: King Tuts, Glasgow, UK

10 Nov: Whelans, Dublin, IE

12 Nov: The Castle, Manchester, UK


Recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with mixer Nicholas Vernhes (Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter), Devon Church and Aleksa Palladino, along with the assistance of Dru Prentiss and Nicholas Shelestak, built on the chilling, beautiful aesthetic they had created as a duo to create an extraordinary debut long player.
The result is a sound that is more powerful and more nuanced, covering broad oceans of emotional terrain. Opener “Passage” is like watching a great shifting of tides through rapid time-lapse photography, introducing new dynamics in one magnificent breath. Elsewhere, on “The Night,” Exitmusic’s gaze moves upwards with chiming, blurry guitars, the heavenly sighs of Palladino in the background and one of the album’s finest choruses in the foreground, while “Storms” sounds like Peng-era Stereolab as seen through a fun house carnival mirror. The album has a bona fide, fist-pumping anthem – “The Modern Age” – and closes elegantly with the starkly devastating “Sparks of Light.”


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