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NON-COMM Recap: Ex Hex plays it cool upstairs

Ex Hex | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

It’s fitting that Ex Hex‘s new album is called It’s Real, because this band is the real deal. It’s hard to be anything less when guitar legend Mary Timony is involved — but no single member of the Washington, DC power trio can claim responsibility for their success alone. A fully collaborative effort between three super rad women, Ex Hex formed in 2013 and just released their second album on Merge Records. Continue reading →

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Download a live World Cafe performance of “War Paint” by Ex Hex

Ex Hex | photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com
Ex Hex | photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com

Ex Hex are indie rocker singer, songwriter, and guitarist Mary Timony (Helium, Wild Flag) drummer Laura Harris, and bassist Betsy Wright. They recently released their debut full length, Rips – on Merge Records. It’s a album that lives up to its name, and rips through 35 minutes of punk rock inspired jams. The band were recently on World Cafe with host David Dye. Continue reading →

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Get fresh with Ariel Pink, Ex Hex & Parquet Courts on tonight’s ‘Compact’ Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Ariel Pink | Photo courtesy of the artist
Ariel Pink | Photo courtesy of the artist

Seeing as how it’s the Final Friday of the month, the Indie Rock Hit Parade gets condensed down to a one-hour Compact Edition at 11pm tonight on XPN! Stay tuned after Land Of The Lost for a spotlight on art-pop provocateur Ariel Pink‘s new LP, plus a few of these mighty fine tracks:

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Don’t Wanna Lose” by Ex Hex

Ex Hex | Photo courtesy of the artist
Ex Hex | Photo courtesy of the artist

Indie rocker singer, songwriter, and guitarist Mary Timony has been in a series of excellent indierock bands over the years. She formed Helium in the early Nineties, was a member of Wild Flag with Carrie Brownstein, Janet Weiss, and Rebecca Cole, and has recorded several solo albums. Her most recent band project is Ex Hex, a trio including drummer Laura Harris, and bassist Betsy Wright. Continue reading →

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Ex Hex rocks Johnny Brenda’s on a triple bill with No Other and Speedy Ortiz

Ex Hex | photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com
Ex Hex | photo by Chris Sikich | countfeed.tumblr.com

To experience Washington, D.C. based Ex Hex is to witness music in motion at its finest. Their 2014 record Rips captures the lyrical and guitar snaps, crackles and pops of Mary Timony, Betsy Wright and Laura Harris. But that is only half their story. Live they are a whirlwind of guitar picks, drum sticks, legs kicking and raw, sweet oozing rock. This past Tuesday their high octane brew entranced a sold-out Johnny Brenda’s.

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