Well, we came for the RAWK show and the RAWK show was what we got. Last Monday the 9:30 Club sported a knockout triple bill of The Joy Formidable with A Place To Bury Strangers and Exitmusic supporting. We’re big fans of Exitmusic here at the site, and going in, that was the band we were most excited to see, but walking out I can’t say that they were the clear winners in this RAWK off.
Exitmusic proved that their moody electro tidal wave of sound continues to get bigger. I first caught this duo last year when they opened for Phantogram at The Black Cat and my opinion then was that the room was just too small. That and that the duo needed a little more...something. An extra kick. The music was great to be sure, but their stage presence left me feeling like there was some unrealized potential there.