Ex Hex – Cosmic Cave
Number of Tracks:1
From the Album:Cosmic Cave
Formats:AAA,Active Rock,Non-Commercial,NPR,Rock – Specialty,Triple A
Available Date & Time: Jan 09 2019 12:00:00 EST
Impact Date: Jan 28 2019 00:00:00
ADDS at The Current, KDEC, The Colorado Sound, KUWR, OPB Music, OpenAir CPR, WBJB, WJCU, WMNF, WNRN, WTMD, WUNC, WYCE
First full length in 5 years + US tour kicks off next month!
Read Mary Timony's interview with THE FADER
Ex Hex is Mary Timony of Helium and Wild Flag + Betsy Wright of Bat Fangs + Laura Harris of Death Valley Girls.
Today marks the long-awaited return of Washington, D.C.’s mighty Ex Hex! The power trio’s forthcoming second album It’s Real is very real, and we can’t wait for you to hear it on March 22.
In addition to this excellent news and the slew of North American tour dates listed below, Ex Hex are sharing lead single “Cosmic Cave,” a bittersweet rave-up with shimmering phased guitars, a gooey-candied chorus, and beamed in “whoa-oh-ohs” that add a touch of melancholia to the frenzied speed-of-sound pace. Maximum volume, please.
When Ex Hex exploded onto the scene with their unfettered brand of rock and riffage, the power trio for our generation had finally arrived. Made up of Mary Timony (guitar, vocals), Betsy Wright (bass, vocals), and Laura Harris (drums), the group’s 2014 debut Rips was a gleaming collection of tightly wound gems that scored Best New Music honors from Pitchfork, the top spot on Magnet Magazine’s Best of 2014 list, and No. 11 in that year’s Pazz & Jop critics poll. Near-constant touring throughout 2015 and 2016 established the band as a force to be reckoned with: an audacious three-piece distilling rock music to its essence with formidable skills and a reputation for frenzied and unabashedly fun live shows.
On It’s Real, Ex Hex’s commitment to larger-than-life riffs and unforgettable hooks remains intact, but the garage-y, post-punk approach that defined Rips has grown in scale and ambition. What started as a reaction to the blown-out aesthetic of Rips would test the sonic limits of the power trio and lead the band on a quest for a more immersive and three-dimensional sound. Vocal harmonies are layered ten tracks deep, solos shimmer and modulate atop heaving power chords, and the codas linger and stretch toward new frontiers of sound. On first listen, you might think you’ve unearthed a long-lost LP carved from the space where crunch-minded art rock and glitter-covered hard rock converge, an event horizon at the intersection of towering choruses and swaggering guitars.
Ex Hex on tour:
Cecile Duncan – (***) ***-**** ext.117or ******@************.***
CONTACT DAUNTLESS PROMOTION:
Jennifer Daunt – (***) ***-**** or ***.*****@*****.***
Karen Moran-Thomas – (***) ***-**** or **************@*****.***
CONTACT TIGER BOMB:
Shil Patel – (***) ***-**** or ****@**************.***
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