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Ex-Hex Are Back & Ready to Rock


It seems like it’s been too long since we were handed the gift of the last album from Ex-Hex. Now, five years since Rips, the trio is back with It’s Real and it sounds really solid. The first single “Cosmic Cave” holds the band’s eighties rock touches while adding new moves to their repertoire.

The way these three write songs, full of catchy hooks and plenty of guitar runs, it’s magical if nothing else. “Cosmic Cave” has nuances of the eighties rock where artists started to employ synthesizers, though there’s none here. Opening with a tremolo heavy riff, it’s all Ex-Hex, it’s all real and it’s all wonderful.


Alongside the new single and album announcement, the band has released a robust run of tour dates in support of the record, which is due March 22.

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
& w/ Japanese Breakfast


You can stream the single on all streaming sites, you can purchase it in all digital shops including Bandcamp, or you can preorder It’s Real Directly from Merge Records. There’s also a peak vinyl option as well as a bundle with a T-shirt that you can get as well.

Image Credits: Photo by Michael Lavine.



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