Ex Hex / Rips
Album: Rips   Collection:General
Artist:Ex Hex   Added:Sep 2014
Label:Merge Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-11-21 Pull Date: 2015-01-23
Week Ending: Jan 25 Jan 18 Jan 4 Dec 21 Dec 14 Dec 7 Nov 30
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 2 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 08, 2019: veggie tales
Don't Wanna Lose
4. Jan 18, 2018: veggie tales
Don't Wanna Lose
2. Mar 01, 2018: veggie tales
Don't Wanna Lose
5. Jul 12, 2016: Magnetized Toner
Hot And Cold
3. Feb 13, 2018: Magnetized Toner
Don't Wanna Lose
6. Jun 23, 2015: ITYOTET: 1stHR-First Year Anniversary! 2ndHR-DJ Paws & Play Synth Set!
Don't Wanna Lose

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2014-11-22
Rips is the debut album from Mary Timony’s new band, Ex Hex. Hot off the heels of playing with Wild Flag (currently on hiatus), Mary wastes no time and ensembles Ex Hex, along with ex-Fire Tapes singer and guitarist Betsy Wright, now on bass, and Laura Harris, ex-Aquarium, on drums. Rips is hands down one of the coolest and rockiest albums I have heard in ages. Mary Timony’s distinctive vocals meld with a newer late 70’s inspired power pop sound, and the sick guitar work and awesome riffs are a departure from her lo-fi experimental years with Helium in the 90’s. An album that is destined to become a classic for the new Millennium. Play it loud!!

RIYL: The Runaways, Cheap Trick, Wild Flag, Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers, The Sweet, & Thee Oh Sees.

Recommended Tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, and 11

1. (2:27) ***Don't Wanna Lose – One of the coolest openers ever! Play it!!
2. (3:15) **Beast – Catchy beat, cool guitars, enjoyable vocals. All there!
3. (2:47) *Waste Your Time – The Sweet’s influence here. Solid guitar work.
4. (2:46) ***You Fell Apart – With a beat that could have come out of R.E.M.’s Murmur; the guitar just rocks! I got no regrets!
5. (3:06) **How You Got That Girl – If this song had come out in the late 70’s, it would it have been a top 40 hit. Timeless.
6. (2:06) ***Waterfall – The single of the album! My favorite track. Play it!!
7. (2:35) ***Hot And Cold – Another rock-solid gem. Lou Reed would be proud.
8. (2:42) **Radio On – And the hits keep coming. Betsy Wright sings this one. Radio on!
9. (2:58) New Kid – The Runaways’ influence here. Catchy beat.
10. (3:58) ***War Paint – My second favorite track on the album. Perfect guitar solo.
11. (3:18) **Everywhere – Another catchy track with a great beat, cool guitar work, and enjoyable vocals. Yeah!
12. (3:18) Outro – The bluesiest track on the album. Great riff. Perfect closer!

Track Listing
1. Don't Wanna Lose   7. Hot And Cold
2. Beast   8. Radio On
3. Wast Your Time   9. New Kid
4. You Fell Apart   10. War Paint
5. How You Got That Girl   11. Everywhere
6. Waterfall   12. Outro