Big news from the Ex Hex camp today: The D.C. rock trio dropped a new song and announced a release date for its debut LP on Merge Records.
The album, Rips, comes out Oct. 7 in the U.S. and Oct. 13 worldwide, and the new track, “Don’t Wanna Lose,” is another blazing power rocker that bodes well for the full-length. Mitch Easter—known for his studio work with R.E.M. and Pavement and his time in the late jangle-pop band Let’s Active—recorded the record.
Ex Hex consists of longtime guitar shredder Mary Timony, drummer Laura Harris, and bassist Betsy Wright (also of Chain & the Gang). The band plays July 24 at Rock & Roll Hotel and Oct. 5 at Black Cat. Get psyched—and stream “Don’t Wanna Lose” below.