Posted in music | tour dates on March 19, 2014

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Ex Hex @ Red 7, 3/15/14
BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

As mentioned, Merge Records is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, including the four-day Merge 25 festival which happens July 23 - 26 in Carrboro, NC. Merge has released the initial line-up, which includes Wye Oak, The Clientele, Destroyer, Caribou, Lambchop (performing Nixon), Neutral Milk Hotel, The Rock*A*Teens, Ex Hex, and Bob Mould. While day schedules haven't been announced events will happen at the following venues:

July 23 Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University Campus, Durham, NC
July 24 Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC
July 25 Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC
July 26 Full Day Music Concert, outdoors, Carrboro, NC
Full Festival Passes are $195 and will go on sale to the general public on Friday (3/21) at 11 am EST via the Cat's Cradle website. Individual tickets for the events in Carrboro will go on sale Wednesday, March 26 and the Duke University show goes on sale Tuesday, April 22.

Both Wye Oak and Ex Hex played our Saturday SXSW free day party this past weekend in Austin. Ex Hex (featuring Mary Timony of Helium and Wild Flag) put on a killer set of glammy powerpop. Pics from their performance are in this post and you can check out Wye Oak pics here. Ex Hex also have a new video for "Hot and Cold" that costars Ian Svenonius (Chain & the Gang, Make-Up, etc). You can watch that below.

Ex Hex's tour hits NYC on Thursday (3/20) at Glasslands with Household and Eula (tickets), and Friday (3/21) at Mercury Lounge with Andrew Cedermark (tickets).

Also on Friday in NYC, The Clientele play The Bell House as part of Chickfactor 22 with another Merge band, Versus and more. Tickets are still available.

This weekend in Chapel Hill, NC is the Merge 25K Road Race with finish line performances from Vertical Scratchers (who play NYC next week) and The Love Language (who play NYC in April).

More BV SXSW day party pics of Ex Hex, plus the new Ex Hex video, below...

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Ex Hex "Hot and Cold"

Ex Hex

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

BrooklynVegan SXSW Saturday Day Party - Red 7

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Comments (3)

i'd hit it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2014 3:22 PM

Cats Cradle is a Carolina Room
trotting out the groups the label did groom
Jeff Mangum will ya write a new song soon
Tired of hearing them same tunes
you know we've all heard them tunes

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2014 3:25 PM

Vertical Scratchers and Crooks on Tape are good and all, but c'mon, Enon reunion already.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2014 3:40 PM

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