Thursday June 28th, Exitmusic headlined a packed show at Mercury Lounge, with opener Stagnant Pools.
I saw husband/wife band Exitmusic once before, opening for School of Seven Bells. This time, though, I noticed a few more songs that were really catchy: “The Modern Age” and “The Night.” The audience seemed to react better to the songs with clearer, more easily decipherable vocals.
The guitar notes in “The Modern Age” build a tension that resolves halfway through the first chorus with the introduction of the snare drum beat, and the vocal repetition of “Oh, on the run from the modern age” really hooks the listener in.
“The Modern Age”: