Posts Tagged ‘Merge Records’

Stream Ex Hex’s Debut LP, Rips, on NPR

Yes, yes: It rips.

Photos: North Carolina’s Merge 25 Festival

Merge Records celebrated turning 25 last week, and it capped things off on Saturday with an outdoor festival at the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, N.C. with some of the best bands on its roster. The members of D.C. favorite Ex Hex wowed the crowd with their tough-yet-cheeky attitudes. The trio's a powerhouse—it's hard to believe they haven't even [...]

Ex Hex Announces Tour Dates

Ex Hex, the D.C. trio featuring Mary Timony, Laura Harris, and Betsy Wright, has announced a slew of spring tour dates.
The stripped down rock band begins its tour March 5 at Black Cat. Ex Hex says it plans to release a 7-inch in the coming months, and a previous press release from Merge Records said the group expects to [...]

Arts Roundup: DJ Lord Fauntleroy Bandy Edition

Big week for D.C. music: Fat Trel signs to Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group and Mary Timony's Ex Hex signs to Merge. [Arts Desk, Arts Desk]
A movie theater is coming to NoMa. [Housing Complex]
Following WAMU's recent story, WTOP does its own piece on photographer Lloyd Wolf's documentation of death shrines. [WTOP]
A remembrance of the influential [...]

Mary Timony’s Ex Hex Signs to Merge

Ex Hex, the new project from Mary Timony (Wild Flag, Helium), has signed to indie titan Merge, less than a month after releasing its debut single “Hot & Cold.” A press release states that the band, which also includes Betsy Wright and Laura Harris, will release its first album in April and play a slew [...]

Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan on D.C.’s Old Days, Yo La Tengo, and Aging Out of Sisters of Mercy

After a nine-year hiatus, indie-rock ensemble Superchunk jolted back to life in 2010 with what might have been its strongest album yet, Majesty Shredding. On that punchy, tightly wound record, Superchunk taught a younger generation of listeners what the olds already knew: It's hard not to pogo madly to this stuff. (At the band's September 2010 gig at [...]

Wild Flag Will Release Debut Album in September

Portland/D.C. supergroup Wild Flag will release its self-titled debut album on Merge Records September 13.
The band, composed of D.C. resident Mary Timony (Helium) and West Coasters Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney), Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks), and Rebecca Cole (The Minders), will also play the Black Cat on October 20.
Wild Flag sold out [...]