Published Jul 09, 2014Late last year, Mary Timony (of Wild Flag and Helium) unveiled her new project Ex Hex. They've since shared their "Hot and Cold" single, and will follow that up with their debut album.
The full-length is called Rips, and it was recorded in Timony's basement with R.E.M.'s Mitch Easter. The album's colourful art is available above.
Rips will arrive on October 7 via Merge. "Don't Wanna Lose," a fist-pumping power pop banger from the LP, can be streamed below.
In addition to the new album, the band have a fairly enormous North American tour in the works. The run of shows, which includes stops in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, can be perused below.
Read our story on Ex Hex's new album here.
07/17 New York, NY - Museum of Modern Art
07/18 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
07/19 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge ^#
07/20 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
07/23 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
07/24 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *
07/26 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
07/27 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern *
09/27 Cincinnati, OH - MidPoint Music Festival
09/28 Urbana-Champaign, IL - The Pygmalion Festival
10/05 Washington, DC - Black Cat #
10/07 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar #
10/09 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive #
10/10 Albuquerque, NM - Sister #
10/11 Phoenix, AZ - Yucca Tap Room #
10/12 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo #
10/14 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
10/16 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios #
10/17 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl #
10/18 Seattle, WA - Barboza #
10/23 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium #
10/24 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry #
10/26 Detroit, MI - PJ's Lager House #
10/28 Montreal, QC - Il Motore #
10/29 Burlington, VT - Monkey House #
10/30 Boston, MA - Great Scott #
10/31 Hamden, CT - The Space
11/01 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands #
11/02 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge #
11/05 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar #
11/06 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter #
^ with Dum Dum Girls
# with Speedy Ortiz
* with Hospitality