Exitmusic have released the video for their new single "The Modern Age".
The beautiful pastoral and haunting images from director Daniel Ryan fit smoothly with frontwoman Aleksa Palladino's achey croon.
Exitmusic - "The Modern Age" video:
Of the inspiration for the shoot, Palladino says, "Devon and I spent a few years volunteering at wild life rescue centers and, despite all the best efforts of very knowledgeable and compassionate staff members, sometimes an animal would just die from the shock of being captured. Their bodies would shut down because they knew they were not free. It has always stayed with us. That's where we got the idea for the video."
Exitmusic have confirmed a tour of Europe in November with a stop at Iceland's Airwaves fest before continuing on to the UK and EU. The full set of dates are listed below.
Exitmusic November 2012 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
02/11/12 Reykjavik, IS - Iceland Airwaves
03/11/12 Amserdam, NL - London Calling
04/11/12 Paris, FR - L'Espace B
06/11/12 London, UK - The Lexington
07/11/12 Sheffield, UK - The Plug
08/11/12 Leeds, UK - Wharfe Chambers
09/11/12 Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
10/11/12 Dublin, IE - Whelans
12/11/12 Manchester, UK - The Castle w/ FREE
13/11/12 Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
14/11/12 Gent, BE - Vooruit
15/11/12 Opwijk, BE - Nijdrop
16/11/12 Cologne, DE - Studio 672
17/11/12 Munich, DE - Orangehouse
18/11/12 Berlin, DE - Magnet Club
19/11/12 Frankfurt, DE - Zoom
20/11/12 Hamburg, DE - Prinzenbar
"A perfect roar of sound steeped in Radiohead and Sigur Ros but full of talent in voice and texture. A real aural feast" - NPR
"Elegant but ghoulish guitar pop" - NEW YORK MAGAZINE
"Insurgent, cinematic, and sometimes brilliant, Passage is an emotionally evocative record bearing sharp hooks, driven deep by heavy textures and broad dynamics" - PITCHFORK
"A bold, revealing album that stands as a self-assured sonic announcement of Palladino and Church’s grand arrival on the modern music scene." - THE LINE OF BEST FIT
"It's very hard not to fall under Exitmusic's intoxicating spell." - MUSIC OMH