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Rips indeed. Ex Hex’s debut delivers a steady stream of muscular riffs, dirty hooks, and sticky melodies. It’s tight, lean, and a lot of fun. Made up of singer and guitarist Mary Timony (Helium, Wild Flag, solo), drummer Laura Harris (The Aquarium), and bassist Betsy Wright (The Fire Tapes), Ex Hex cross garage rock with power pop. It’s not revolutionary, but it’s done well. You can pump your fist to it while appreciating Timony’s clever and often biting lyrics and straight-ahead guitar solos. Longtime Timony fans will also notice the difference in her voice. Trading her hushed vocals for a full-throated wail, here she sounds tough and assured.

Customer Reviews

Super Fun

This is honestly everything I look for in an album. It's perfect.

some of this you’d think was made in the 80s...

...but You Fell Apart, Hot and Cold and Everywhere get beyond the retro fest & Outro is f’ing great.

Such a fun record

I've been a fan of Mary Timony for many years, and her latest project doesn't disappoint. Amazing guitar work, short and sweet songs. Can't stop listening over and over again.


Formed: Washington, D.C.

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '10s

Inspired by bold and brash glam rock, power pop, and punk, Washington, D.C.'s power trio Ex Hex feature singer/guitarist Mary Timony (also of Helium and Wild Flag), bassist Betsy Wright, and drummer Laura Harris. Timony first connected with Harris, who also played with Benjy Ferree and the Aquarium; after Wright -- a former member of the Fire Tapes -- joined the fold, the trio began recording in Timony's basement and playing shows with artists including Superchunk's Mac McCaughan. Late in 2013, it...
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