Ex Hex announce It’s Real for 3/22 release

by Woody on January 10, 2019

Photo – Michael Lavine

Last year Ex Hex played here in Chicago and I couldn’t believe that it had been nearly 5 years since their excellent debut, Rips, had been released. But that show gave me hope that new Ex Hex music was on the horizon. And today my hopes were fulfilled. It’s Real will see the light of day via the fine folks at Merge on 3/22. Here’s some info from their website.

On It’s Real, the group’s forthcoming second album, Ex Hex’s commitment to larger-than-life riffs and unforgettable hooks remains intact, but the garage-y, post-punk approach that defined Rips has grown in scale and ambition. What started as a reaction to the blown-out aesthetic of Rips would test the sonic limits of the power trio and lead the band on a quest for a more immersive and three-dimensional sound. Vocal harmonies are layered ten tracks deep, solos shimmer and modulate atop heaving power chords, and the codas linger and stretch toward new frontiers of sound. On first listen, you might think you’ve unearthed a long-lost LP carved from the space where crunch-minded art rock and glitter-covered hard rock converge, an event horizon at the intersection of towering choruses and swaggering guitars.

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