The music has been killer right from the first tracks released last by Mary Timony and her latest band, a trio called Ex Hex.
Now there’s an album, a really good one, called Rips, which it does.
This is a kind of punk/ riot grrrl rock post-Ramones, post-Sleater-Kinney.
Simple, powerful music with loud guitars and great vocals that will get you up onto your feet.
Joining Timony are bassit Betsy Wright and drummer Laura Harris.
Listen to the entire album now at NPR.
[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars.” Rolling Stone has a great review of my book in the new issue. Read it here. There’s info about True Love Scars here.]
“Beast” is from the debut Ex Hex album, Rips, out October 7, 2014 on Merge Records.
Ex Hex is led by former Helium frontperson (and ex-Wild Flag member) Mary Timony, and includes the Fire Tapes’ Betsy Wright and the Aquarium drummer Laura Harris.
Rips was recorded over two weeks in North Carolina with Mitch Easter (R.E.M.) and in the basement of Timony’s home in Washington D.C., Pitchfork reported.
[I just published my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.
Or watch an arty video with audio of me reading from the novel here.
Of just buy the damn thing:
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