Mary Timony, Laura Harris, and Betsy Wright are a power-trio known as Ex Hex are here with a few awesome bits of new information! First, their debut album Rips is set for release on 7 October in the US and 13 October worldwide. Second, you can stream its first song 'Don't Wanna Lose' below, and as the album title suggest, it rips. It's two and a half minutes of scrappy rock and roll and it kicks ass.

Last but certainly not least, they'll also be hitting the road this summer in support of that new album. They'll be joining Speedy Ortiz, Hospitality, and Dum Dum Girls on different legs of the tour. Pick up your pre-order of Rips over at iTunes and take a look at the tour dates after the track.

  • Tour Dates:
  • Jul 17 New York, NY - Museum of Modern Art
  • Jul 18 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
  • Jul 19 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge (Pitchfork Festival after-party) ^
  • Jul 20 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
  • Jul 23 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s *
  • Jul 24 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel *
  • Jul 26 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle (Merge 25)
  • Jul 27 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern *
  • Sep 27 Cincinnati, OH - MidPoint Music Festival
  • Sep 28 Urbana-Champaign, IL - The Pygmalion Festival
  • Oct 5 Washington, DC - Black Cat #
  • Oct 7 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar #
  • Oct 9 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive #
  • Oct 10 Albuquerque, NM - Sister #
  • Oct 11 Phoenix, AZ - Yucca Tap Room #
  • Oct 12 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo #
  • Oct 14 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
  • Oct 16 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios #
  • Oct 17 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl #
  • Oct 18 Seattle, WA - Barboza #
  • Oct 23 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium #
  • Oct 24 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry #
  • Oct 26 Detroit, MI - PJ’s Lager House #
  • Oct 28 Montreal, QC - Il Motore #
  • Oct 29 Burlington, VT - Monkey House #
  • Oct 30 Boston, MA - Great Scott #
  • Oct 31 Hamden, CT - The Space
  • Nov 1 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
  • Nov 2 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge #
  • Nov 5 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar #
  • Nov 6 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter #
  • * with Hospitality
  • # with Speedy Ortiz
  • ^ with Dum Dum Girls, Speedy Ortiz

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