MP3 Exit - Scenes from Next Week
This album feautures a fantastic blend of melodic, up-beat, pop/rock songs, with a couple of beautifully performed ballads to complete an excellent album.
11 MP3 Songs
POP: Today''s Top 40, ROCK: Acoustic
Exit was formed in the fall of 1996 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. What started as a couple of acoustic guitars quickly turned into a popular cover band playing requests for college clubs and parties all over the state. Before long, the band easily built a broad fan base in the area consisting of people of all ages. Over time, the group slowly worked their own original music into their set lists.
Due to the strong response shown for their original music, the band began work on their first album. On July 7th, 1999, EXIT released "Two Words," their debut, full-length album. "Two Words," met with immediate success selling over 1,000 copies in the first week. The band performed over 70 shows in 1999, polishing their live act and promoting the new album. They received local radio airplay on mainstream stations such as WIBA, WJJO, WKTI, WLUM, and WLZR. EXIT found themselves opening and playing alongside regional and national acts at major clubs and festivals all over the state of Wisconsin.
Their hard work in 1999 paid off and in May of 2000 when EXIT won their first WAMI Award (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) for Best New Group. They shared the spotlight with The BoDeans, The Gufs, and The Violent Femmes, all of whom took home awards that evening.
As the album continued to sell and EXIT continued to perform, the buzz caught the attention of L.A. movie producer Ralph Portillo (Hemisphere Entertainment). Portillo was interested in using two EXIT songs in an upcoming movie he was producing. In October of 2000, the band performed for celebrity parties and events at the Marco Island Film Festival in Florida. The movie entitled, "Big Brother Trouble," stars Dick Van Patten and Mario Lopez (Slater, Saved By The Bell). The movie features "You Drive Me Wild," and "The Sidewalk," from "Two Words." The movie was released on VHS and DVD in September, 2001, and is currently in rotation on HBO and the SHOWTIME movie channel.
On April 29th, 2002, EXIT was awarded their second WAMI by winning the Peoples Choice for Favorite Band in Wisconsin. National acts like Garbage and Eric Benet also took home awards that evening.
Milwaukee''s Summerfest is one of the many festivals EXIT performs at regularly. In the fall and winter months, you can find the band performing at some of Wisconsin''s premiere live music venues such as Shank Hall, The Rave, Luther''s Blues and The BBC.
On May 31st, 2003 EXIT released their second full-length album called "Scenes From Next Week." This album proves to many that EXIT will remain as a powerful long-standing group in the midwest and through out the country for years to come.