Last year, Mary Timony, the former Helium frontwoman and Wild Flag co-leader, founded a new power trio called Ex Hex. They were one of the best bands I saw at this past year’s SXSW — a fun-as-hell supercharged take on Ramones punk and Cheap Trick power-pop, direct and catchy beyond belief. We’ve posted their debut single “Hot And Cold” and their cover of Slant 6’s “What Kind Of Monster,” and now the band has finally announced the impending release of Rips, their debut album, which should be awesome. First single “Don’t Wanna Lose” is a full-blooded guitar-pop anthem, and it rules hard. Listen below.
Rips is out 10/7 on Merge.