Posted in music | tour dates on July 2, 2014

by Ian Chainey

Savage City cover art

Ottawa's Zex recently released a 7" on Electric Assault Records that's a blast if you're into first/second-wave punk, bearing a strong resemblance to groups like Shaking Street. The title track gets its hooks into you via Heartbreaker riffs, along with just enough bubblegum-ness to ensure its place in a summer playlist. You wouldn't figure Jo Capitalicide of speed metallers/nudie cover art connoisseurs Iron Dogs was on guitar, but, hey, there he is. You can check out "Savage City" below.

So, if you were placing Zex on a punk show, what would you tap for the rest of the bill? Raging d-beat, of course. Zex will be playing NYC at the Acheron on August 16 with Gainesville, Florida's Process and Vermin, along with Boston's Symptom and New York's Heathen. Tickets are available now. Vermin and Symptom are your d-beaters, while Process and Heathen are raw, noisy punk. Symptom released an absolutely bruising self-titled EP this year which is also worth your time.

Streams of "Savage City" and Symptom appear below...




Comments (5)

tapioca and the flea

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 5:19 PM

It doesn’t suck.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 5:42 PM

Oh, I get it. It's like sex with a Z.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 12:23 PM

By mid-August, will have a ltd. edition cassette of both 7"s of ZEX with extra tracks on sale too. Go see them if they tour your way, these guys are fun!

Posted by Mathieu S. | July 30, 2014 7:40 PM

It looks like miley Cyrus put on a wig made to look like it is from an 80's glam metal band and has a really bad sore throat

Posted by Mackenzie | November 4, 2014 5:40 AM

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