Melancholic noises by angst-ridden northerners
Exit Spells is the work of introspective northerners Chris Kennedy and David Cantello. Their debut, self-titled album was produced entirely remotely over the course of last year – the result of the pandemic but also a desire to make music outside of the traditional band environment that they’d grown overly-familiar with.
This new approach resulted in a greater emphasis on texture and ambience, with the pair combining vintage synthesizers, drum machines and samples to create rich soundscapes that ebb and flow around delicate vocal melodies.
The album was co-produced and mixed by Abe Seiferth (Nation of Language, Yeasayer, Car Seat Headrest), and will be released digitally on June 14th, with a vinyl release planned for later this year.