Brooklyn duo Devon Church and Aleska Palladino met each other in the smoking car of a train while both were backpacking across Canada. Palladino is the daughter of a New York opera singer; her own vocal talent may not be utilized in the execution of arias, but she has every bit of the necessary range to pull them off. Church once spent a year teaching English in Taiwan and India, and his ability to layer spacious guitars with exotic uses of electronic sounds proves that he is not afraid to travel into new sonic landscapes as well. Exitmusic's full-length debut, "Passages," has already garnered superb reviews. If this is "dream pop," then Palladino and Church are sleeping in a sprawling, opulent bed.