Brooklyn Indie Rockers The Exits bring fresh energy and attitude to a genre ready for new ideas. A tight trio, The Exits have a swaggering New York style in the vein of predecessors like The Strokes and The Velvet Underground, coupled with a songwriting approach inspired by everything from American standards to beat poets and the rock and roll lineage from The Beatles to Nirvana.
The Exits are Jared Schneider (guitar/lead vocals), Ryan Calabrese (drums/vocals), and Tom Harrison (bass). Schneider and Calabrese met as students in college. Schneider’s taut songwriting delivers tales of city life and romance through catchy melodies that bend your ear on their way to permanently lodging themselves in your brain. Add to the mix a solid groove from the rhythm section and you’ve got the DNA of a serious rock band.
The band’s presentation is unmistakably rock & roll but the group is no throwback. The Exits are defined by modern songwriting and production, and their forward-thinking approach, with hints of electro and R&B, can help the genre hit refresh.