Music Scene: Exitmusic

April 23, 2015

Morning peeps! Shadowbox is moving into the music scene.Music is just another form of art. As I’ve said before, I’m not going to the big name artists like Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, etc. I’m looking for those we have not heard about. The ones who are creating music their way. You may or may not of heard of this group: Exitmusic.

Husband and wife duo…Devon Church & Aleksa Palladino of Exitmusic. Courtesy of


I discovered this duo several months ago. According to Wikipedia, Exitmusic it’s an indie rock dream pop band. I see them as an alternative rock band. The band was started by actress Aleksa Palladino and husband Devon Church. If you’re not familiar with Palladino, you may have spotted her as Angela Darmody in Boardwalk Empire.

It all began in 2003, when Palladino and Church married in Los Angeles. Not long after, for a year they began writing and recording music. In 2008, they released their first self-released ep The Decline of the West. For live shows they added  two others in their line-up, electronic musician Nicholas Shelestak and drummer Dru Prentiss. They first toured in 2011 with Phantogram, the same year they released their second ep album, From Silence. In 2012 they released their début album, Passage.

The music has a moody, cool, and emotional vibe. With Palladino’s haunting vocals, Exitmusic is one of those bands you can’t seem to forget or get out of your head. Which is a good thing. I listen to all kinds of music and this band has been added to my playlist.

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You can listen to Exitmusic on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.