Exitmusic’s recent Tiny Desk Concert for NPR, in which
artists literally perform live amid desks in the media outlet’s office,
was anything but tiny. The New York City-based quartet, led by
husband-and-wife duo Devon Church and Aleska Palladino, played four
songs from the band’s recently released full-length debut, Passage
(on Secretly Canadian), all of which were delivered with a majestic
sweep — both sonically and emotionally — that belied the modest
surroundings that housed them.