- Share two new tracks
- Hear title track b-side, "It's Real"
And Slant 6 cover "What Kind Of Monster Are You?"
- Album 'It's Real' out now on Merge
Fresh off shows with The Raconteurs and Belle & Sebastian, as well as an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Ex Hex dropped two new tracks last night! "It's Real" is the previously unreleased title track to their most recent album, whilst "What Kind Of Monster Are You?" is a classic track by legendary early 90s DC riot grrl originators Slant 6, a group co-founded by Mary Timony’s former Autoclave bandmate Christina Billotte.
Listen to & share Ex Hex’s “It’s Real” b/w “What Kind of Monster Are You?” now
Ex Hex (now officially a quartet with the Make-Up's Michelle Mae joining the group) are out on the west coast this month. 'It’s Real' is available on CD, LP, and digital; pick up the “rainbow shiner” magenta and blue swirl Peak Vinyl at your local independent record store, or at the merch table during one of the following shows!
Ex Hex on tour:
Sep 13 Pioneertown, CA – Pappy + Harriet’s^
Sep 14 Los Angeles, CA – The Getty^
Sep 15 San Diego, CA – Casbah^
Sep 17 Oakland, CA – The New Parish^
Sep 18 San Jose, CA – The Ritz^
Sep 19 Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon^
Oct 12 Jersey City, NJ – Double Parked Fest
Oct 26 Columbia, SC – Jam Room Music Festival*
Dec 14 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
^ w/ Seth Bogart
* w/ Waxahatchee
Praise for 'It's Real' (March 22nd, 2019 on Merge):
"Knottier and gnarlier than its predecessors... It, too, rips. One heavy guitar lick bulldozes into the next, as the instruments collide and bounce off each other rambunctiously." - 8/10, Uncut
"Hip-shaking, thrill-seeking glam moves, new-wave anthems, and whistle-able melodies." - **** MOJO
"The Washington DC trio's zeal for radio rock rifferama is infectious... Deliciously immoderate." - The Wire
"Slicker and snazzier and shinier, but still designed with destruction in mind." - The Quietus
"A playful new layer to Ex Hex’ ultra-distinctive sound... Don your glittery outfits and get ready to mosh." - **** NME
“’Making guitar music this boisterous and this exhilarating is actually a bit of an exact science.” - **** DIY
“Another marvel of radio-rock craftsmanship.” - Q
“It’s Real lays a path for working through painful moments and re-empowering one epic riff at a time.” — NPR
“Ex Hex mine the areas of arena rock that have been forgotten to pop history, pledging allegiance to echo, overdrive, phasers and harmony, the very things that powered the airwaves in the days before MTV.” — Pitchfork
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