Video: Corinne Bailey Rae – “The Sea” (Live at Maida Vale)

Corinne Bailey Rae recently sat down with John Wilson for a conversation, which included the inspiration behind her last album, The Sea. Also view a beautiful live rendition of the title track at Maida Vale Studios above.

The full interview will air tomorrow on BBC Radio.

According to Corinne’s Twitter, folks can look forward to a third album sooner than later!

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SXSW 2012 Artist Spotlight: Exitmusic

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Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church initially came together at the age of 18, when they met on a train in Canada and were inexplicably compelled to each other. Having been a couple for over a decade now must surely contribute to the near palpable magic that these two create together with bandmates Dru Prentiss (drums) and Nicholas Shelestak (electronic sounds).

Exitmusic certainly commanded the stage this year at SXSW with a whopping eight shows. We caught the band at the Filter Magazine x Dickies party at a wide open outdoor venue on a gorgeous Austin evening. The crowd was packed and the energy emanating to and fro the stage was that of an ethereal trance: sways and closed lids amongst soothing wails and pulsing, crackling rhythms. It’s exciting to think about the heights this group can reach.

“We want our music to confront people in a gentle but powerful way, to make them feel something,” says Devon Church of Brooklyn electro-rock outfit Exitmusic. There is indeed something highly emotive and stirring about this group. Just listen to the opening track, “The Sea,” in the live studio performance video of their four track From Silence EP above, and you’ll get it. The official video for the track that we posted several months back is something serious.

Lead singer Aleksa drives the point home when she shares her inspiration in “voices that have character and really tell a story on their own,” such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. Her mother, an acclaimed opera singer, is also an influence from which she draws her skill in delivering those raw, shiver inducing vocals that give us life and take it away, all in one breath.

Exitmusic at SXSW 2012 (Photo by Seher Sikandar)

Watch another live performance & interview video after the jump + get tour dates

Video: Exitmusic – “The Sea”


The Sea from EXITMUSIC on Vimeo.

New York City duo Exitmusic consists of Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church, who will be releasing their first EP, From Silence, on October 4th. The music is hauntingly beautiful ambient rock, with touches of Björk and The Kills. Brace yourself for the eerily captivating video for “The Sea” above – it evokes quite the mood.

Exitmusic will be playing a special residency at NYC’s Pianos this summer – don’t miss it!

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Corinne Bailey Rae Covers Bob Marley with “Is This Love?” + MP3

Following her acclaimed sophomore release of The Sea (Capitol Records), Corinne brings it with this beautiful cover of “Is This Love?”, by icon, Bob Marley.  Corinne Bailey Rae‘s brand new cover is an elegant, soulful rendition of the original.

Corinne Bailey Rae- “Is This Love?” [MP3]


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