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Merge Records

Ex Hex 'Rips'

£10.99

Merge Records

Ex Hex 'Rips'

£10.99

Ex Hex is a power trio hailing from Washington, DC.

With Wild Flag on hiatus, Mary Timony (Autoclave, Helium) needed a new outlet, so she retreated to her basement and started writing. To her surprise, the songs came easily and the hooks practically wrote themselves. Mary found Laura Harris and they hit it off immediately.

The pair played together for a couple of months in a tiny carpet-lined practice space shared with half a dozen hardcore bands and what appeared to be the better part of a B.C. Rich Mockingbird. In walked Betsy Wright from the wilds of Virginia.

She and Mary have similar tendencies, both defaulting to denim and The Voidoids. Betsy is a performer and an ace piano player, and before long, she was slinging a cherry SG as the third member of Ex Hex.

The group played a handful of shows and a couple of months later, in the spring of 2014, headed into the studio. Working furiously, they recorded over the span of two weeks in North Carolina with Mitch Easter (Let's Active) and in the basement of Mary's home with frequent collaborator Jonah Takagi.

What results is Ex Hex Rips, twelve songs about underdogs, guys stealing your wallet, schoolyard brawls, and getting bent. The record happens pretty quickly, so don't blink.

“a fun-as-hell supercharged take on Ramones punk and Cheap Trick power-pop, direct and catchy beyond belief” —STEREOGUM

“While the song’s reminiscent of Wild Flag’s rollicking material, it simultaneously holds its own as a sizzling and energetic little rocker.“ —CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND, on “Don’t Wanna Lose”

Tracklisting:
1. Don’t Wanna Lose
2. Beast
3. Waste Your Time
4. You Fell Apart
5. How You Got That Girl
6. Waterfall
7. Hot and Cold
8. Radio On
9. New Kid
10. War Paint
11. Everywhere
12. Outro