While many couples can trace the real time rise and fall of their
relationship back to social media feeds and harried phone calls,
Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church have channeled the highs
and lows of their storybook courtship into something else
entirely: the explosive, discomforting confessionals of
Exitmusic. The mercurial project started the year they got
married (2004) and all-but-imploded during their recent divorce,
but not before the duo wrapped its most fully realized collection
of beautifully damaged music yet titled The Recognitions.
It wasn't easy, though, for the band has always had to balance
its writing and recording sessions with Palladino's career as an
actress in such acclaimed television shows as Halt and Catch
Fire, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, Storytelling and Before
the Devil Knows You're Dead.