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Ex Hex announce new album & tour (listen to “Cosmic Cave”)

EX-HEX 2019

Ex Hex, aka the power trio of Mary Timony, Betsy Wright and Laura Harris, are finally back with a follow-up to their great 2014 debut, Rips. (Has it really been that long?) The new LP is called It’s Real, will be out March 22 via Merge and you don’t have to wait till then to hear the first single. “Cosmic Cave” adds a little melancholic vibrato guitar to their glammy, punky sound — there’s a little Only Ones and Buzzcocks in there too. Stream that below.

You can catch Ex Hex on an extensive North American tour this spring, including dates with Moaning and Feels. There are two NYC shows: April 4 at Bowery Ballroom with Moaning and Elsewhere Hall on May 9 with Feels.  Tickets for Bowery are on Citi cardmember presale now and go on sale the general public on Friday, January 11 at noon. Tickets for Elsewhere go on sale Friday at 10 AM.

Meanwhile, Mary Timony’s newest band, Hammered Hulls (whose lineup also includes other DC punk/indie vets), makes their Brooklyn debut on Thursday at a sold-out Union Pool show that also includes SAVAK and the live debut of Fake Names (which includes members of Minor Threat, Refused and more).

All dates (including a few UK shows and a DC date with Fugazi offshoot The Messthetics) are listed below.

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Ex Hex – It’s Real tracklist:
Tough Enough
Rainbow Shiner
Good Times
Want It to Be True
Diamond Drive
No Reflection
Another Dimension
Cosmic Cave
Radiate
Talk to Me

Ex Hex – 2019 Tour Dates
Apr 02 Richmond, VA – Richmond Music Hall*
Apr 03 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
Apr 04 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
Apr 05 Portsmouth, NH – The Press Room*
Apr 06 Montreal, QC – l’Escogriffe*
Apr 07 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern*
Apr 09 Ferndale, MI – Loving Touch*
Apr 10 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
Apr 11 Madison, WI – High Noon*
Apr 12 Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club*
Apr 13 Omaha, NE – Reverb*
Apr 15 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre*
Apr 17 Boise, ID – Neurolux^
Apr 18 Portland, OR – Aladdin^
Apr 19 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore^
Apr 20 Seattle, WA – Crocodile^
Apr 23 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall^
Apr 24 Fresno, CA – Strummer’s^
Apr 25 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom^
Apr 26 Tustin, CA – Marty’s on Newport^
Apr 27 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge^
Apr 28 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress^
Apr 30 Austin, TX – Barracuda^
May 01 Dallas, TX – Curtain Club^
May 03 Nashville, TN – Exit/In^
May 04 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle^
May 05 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle^
May 09 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere^
May 10 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club%
May 24 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social
May 25 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
May 27 Bristol, UK – The Exchange
May 28 London, UK – Village Underground
* w/ Moaning
^ w/ Feels
% w/ The Messthetics

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