“Beast” is the newest Ex Hex track to be let out into the wild! Give it a spin on Pitchfork or below.
Rips is the debut album from Mary Timony, Laura Harris, and Betsy Wright. They are a power trio hailing from Washington, DC, making the music you’ve been waiting for. Drums, bass, guitar, P90s, searing leads—this is unapologetic rock ’n’ roll spat out in the discipline’s mother tongue.
“Don’t Wanna Lose,” the first single from Rips, was deemed “a fun-as-hell supercharged take on Ramones punk and Cheap Trick power-pop, direct and catchy beyond belief” by Stereogum, and Consequence of Sound wrote, “While the song’s reminiscent of Wild Flag’s rollicking material, it simultaneously holds its own as a sizzling and energetic little rocker.”
Listen to “Don’t Wanna Lose” now via SoundCloud, and watch the delicious video for “Hot and Cold” via YouTube.
Ex Hex Rips will be in stores on October 7 in the US (October 13 worldwide), and the band will kick off its tour September 27 at the Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH. A full list of dates is below. Don't miss them!
Ex Hex on tour:
Sep 27 Cincinnati, OH - MidPoint Music Festival
Sep 28 Urbana-Champaign, IL - The Pygmalion Festival
Oct 4 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle ^!
Oct 5 Washington, DC - Black Cat #
Oct 7 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar #
Oct 9 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive #
Oct 10 Albuquerque, NM - Sister #
Oct 11 Phoenix, AZ - Yucca Tap Room #
Oct 12 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo #
Oct 14 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
Oct 16 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios #
Oct 17 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl #
Oct 18 Seattle, WA - Barboza #
Oct 19 Olympia, WA - Capitol Theater Backstage #
Oct 23 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium #
Oct 24 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry #
Oct 25 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle #
Oct 26 Detroit, MI - PJ’s Lager House #
Oct 27 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern #
Oct 28 Montreal, QC - Il Motore #
Oct 29 Burlington, VT - Monkey House #
Oct 30 Boston, MA - Great Scott #
Oct 31 Hamden, CT - The Space #
Nov 1 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands #
Nov 2 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge #
Nov 4 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s #
Nov 5 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar #
Nov 6 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter #
# with Speedy Ortiz
! with The Julie Ruin
^ with Mount Moriah