New York, NY
Radiohead, Portishead, Phantogram
The end of the world is coming and Exitmusic want to sing you a lullaby. Amidst the swells and echoes, the hollowness of time drips in a steady pulse, bleak and final yet exposing the beautiful vulnerability that is being human. Few bands can invoke such imagery, fewer still in such expert fashion. Their music is life and death, the rainy day and the sun that eventually breaks through the clouds. Within the powerful tenderness of their latest EP, From Silence, hope and despair come to marry in perfect harmony. And like life itself, when From Silence reaches its conclusion, you’ll find yourself wishing the end didn’t come so soon.
A chance meeting aboard a train, a meteor shower and the risks we take for love brought Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church together years ago and the relationship that ensued (they’re now married), has yielded rewards to all of us who are willing to listen. Four years ago they were willing to let us into their world, with the release of their first collection of songs, The Decline of the West, a dark and haunting album which brought them their first taste of critical acclaim.
The couple lived in L.A. until Palladino (who is also a talented actress) was cast in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, which allowed them to move back home to New York and expand, adding performing drummer Dru Prentiss and electronic musician Nicholas Shelestak to the band. Having recently joined the impressive roster over at Secretly Canadian, From Silence was released on October 4th of this year. They can currently be found on the road with fellow New Yorkers Phantogram.