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Three EX HEX GIFs. Just ‘cause.

(Lovingly assembled by wamu885 intern Will Reid, who worked on our recent in-studio session with the band.)

I played in Wild Flag and was trying to write songs for that band and kind of got into more of a pop mindset. That seemed to be what worked best for that band. I had just been trying to write some pop hooks and we didn’t end up using them so yes, a few of the songs were written for Wild Flag.
Mary Timony
Ex Hex - How You Got That Girl
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i used to cry cry cry / now i don’t remember why / i just never want to hear that sound

The Hairpin: How old were you when you first started writing songs?
Mary Timony: I got a guitar in ninth grade, so I was about 14. My friend would give me notebooks of all her poetry, and I’d write songs with those as the lyrics. And then I started writing my own lyrics the next year.
Ex Hex at the Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC) by biostuart on Flickr.

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Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the debut album by punk rock trio Ex Hex. The album is called Rips and it’s at once a throwback to bands like the Ramones and something new: 

"Even if the band doesn’t sell many copies of Rips, I’ll bet there are TV and movie music producers all over LA and New York who’ll want to use its artful irony in their productions. This sort of guitar-based rock music isn’t part of the hit-making machinery just now—you’re not, thank heaven, going to hear contestants on TV shows like The Voice doing Ex Hex covers. But that only means it’s exactly the right time for a reminder of how durable and endlessly elastic this kind of music can be.”

Ex Hex’s ‘Rips’ Does What It Says On The Cover
Photo: Mary Timony 

nprfreshair:

Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the debut album by punk rock trio Ex Hex. The album is called Rips and it’s at once a throwback to bands like the Ramones and something new: 

"Even if the band doesn’t sell many copies of Rips, I’ll bet there are TV and movie music producers all over LA and New York who’ll want to use its artful irony in their productions. This sort of guitar-based rock music isn’t part of the hit-making machinery just now—you’re not, thank heaven, going to hear contestants on TV shows like The Voice doing Ex Hex covers. But that only means it’s exactly the right time for a reminder of how durable and endlessly elastic this kind of music can be.”

Ex Hex’s ‘Rips’ Does What It Says On The Cover

Photo: Mary Timony