When I hear Exitmusic, I see sweat, slow moving, bodily motion, and sex...a cinematic flicker of all things risque carouseling in the mind. It's fine...you can call me a perv. I can take it. But these are the images that ooze out of the music this New York based duo create. It's hot and humid, with dynamic shifts and guitars that provide emotionally charged condensation to form on the periphery. Singer Aleksa Palladino's vocals wail in uncontrolled ways as well. I'm not sure she ever trully knows where they will take her.
The band's debut Passage will be out later next month, but to kick things off the duo recently released a video for the title track. Says director William Joines, "Early on, we (the band and I) talked about the song's feeling of being drawn to something inevitable, like a moth to a flame. I tried to capture that in the video with images as dynamic and cinematic as the song itself. For the video, that means gauzy images of Palladino and band mate Devon Church in a variety of setting. Jamming in a grey misty void, participating in ritualistic pyro-friendly activities, and spending quite a bit of time contemplating what it all means. It's possible you might do the same. Just be careful...those thoughts just might turn to the kind of sexually charged imagery I was talking about earlier.