The Fashionably Late Top 60 of 2014 #37: Ex Hex

2014 was quite a year. Not the best of years, on a personal level, but a rather good year from a music standpoint. Having given a listen to record after record after record from the year that was, I’ve pulled together a list of favorites, finding it next to impossible to whittle the list down any further beyond 60 (I tried). In this group of 60 you’ll find records from old, faithful friends, upstart newcomers, and even a headscratcher or two. You’ll probably see some records that were a Big Deal not on this list. I either didn’t bite or didn’t buy the hype. I’m pleased as punch with this list, and I hope you’ll come across something that might have otherwise passed you by. And so, without further ado, my favorite records of 2014.

WHO: Ex Hex

WHAT: Rips

WHEN: October 2014

WHERE: Merge Records

WHY: Ah, Ex Hex. Local DC heroines kicking up one heck of a ruckus. Sounding so very feisty and so very 80s classics (think The Cars, "Jessie's Girl" et al), these three ladies churn out song after song of rambunctious, fuzzed out rock and daggum roll. It's a mighty fun, mighty fun record, and if it's not on your radar, well...don't admit it. And get to listening immediately. 

My jams: “Don’t Wanna Lose,” “Waste Your Time,” “You Fell Apart,” “Waterfall,” “Hot and Cold,” “Radio On,” “Everywhere,” “Outtro”

[posted 4.25.15]


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