Reuniting with producer Jonah Takagi, the band doesn’t abandon the formula that fueled Rips, favoring heavy hooks and a cavernous big beat that conjures a neon-lit ’80s AOR fantasia
Ex Hex’s second album is about garage-rock thrust at its core, like prime Stones and their own debut Rips. Like that LP, it draws a through-line from the Shangri-Las to Blondie to Sleater-Kinney to, well, Ex-Hex. This time, though, pop-metal production shine adds a new meta-textual layer, conjuring visions of the CBGB Class of ‘76 upscaled to the arena rock of ’86, thanks in part to furniture maker-turned indie-rock production swami Jonah Takagi. It’s nothing but guitars, bass, and drums, but the sound is huge, bulked up with vocal reverb, choice pedals and amps
Ex Hex is an American rock band formed in 2013. The band consists of Mary Timony, Betsy Wright and Laura Harris. Ex Hex recorded its first single, "Hot and Cold" in Timony's basement, then went on to record Rips, with Mitch Easter and Jonah Takagi. on October 7, 2014, the record debuted on Merge Records. They toured extensively, playing with Speedy Ortiz, King Tuff, Rocket from the Crypt, and The Jacuzzi Boys, among others. Ex Hex performed at Coachella in the summer of 2016.
And that's It’s Real, the brand new album by Ex Hex, out last Friday 22 March. It’s Real feels suspended in time. As soon as the first showboating guitar riff gambols its way into your ears, you’re taken somewhere else, where everything has the sheen of the way things used to be, viewed through rose-tinted aviators. The album is made up of 13 tracks that seem to be about looking back, but which couldn’t be more forward moving.
Label: Merge Records – MRG660. Country: USA & Canada.
LISTEN TO Ex Hex NEW ALBUM TITLED It’s Real FREE ZIP, MP3, AND TRACKLIST. Ex Hex – It’s Real album download, Rock Band Ex Hex finally drops their much anticipated studio album titled It’s Real. The album contains 10 hot tracks with some collaborations. Tracklist Of It’s Real by Ex Hex. 01. Tough Enough (4:38). 02. Rainbow Shiner (3:35).
|4||Want It To Be True||5:14|
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|MRG660||Ex Hex||It's Real (LP, Album)||Merge Records||MRG660||USA & Canada||2019|