Ex Hex share ‘Cosmic Cave’, their first new music in five years

The single will be on the group's sophomore record 'It's Real,' due out this March


In the five years since Ex Hex released their debut album, it’s been hard to locate any rock record that rips quite like, well, Rips. Over the past few years, lead singer and former Boston baddie Mary Timony indulged in her solo project, while bassist Betsy Wright introduced the world to her new killer duo Bat Fangs, but after some time apart in the studio, the Washington D.C. trio have finally reconvened. Their new single “Cosmic Cave” is a rock rager in its own right, and the group’s sophomore LP It’s Real will drop on March 22 via Merge.

The announcement also came with a smattering of North American and UK tour dates with the likes of Japanese Breakfast, Moaning, Feels, and The Messthetics. There’s no Massachusetts date on the roster — yet — and the group’s only stop in New England is a gig in Portsmouth, New Hampshire at The Press Room on April 5. Tickets go on sale this Friday (January 11) at 10 a.m.

Peep the full list — and the long-awaited single — below.

Featured photo by Michael Lavine via Facebook.

Ex Hex Spring 2019 Tour Dates
April 2: Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall*
April 3: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
April 4: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
April 5: Portsmouth, NH @ The Press Room*
April 6: Montreal, QC @ l’Escogriffe*
April 7: Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern*
April 9: Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch*
April 10: Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
April 11: Madison, WI @ High Noon*
April 12: Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club*
April 13: Omaha, NE @ Reverb*
April 15: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre*
April 17: Boise, ID @ Neurolux^
April 18: Portland, OR @ Aladdin^
April 19: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore^
April 20: Seattle, WA @ Crocodile^
April 23: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall^
April 24: Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s^
April 25: Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom^
April 26: Tustin, CA @ Marty’s on Newport^
April 27: Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge^
April 28: Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress^
April 30: Austin, TX @ Barracuda^
May 1: Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club^
May 3: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In^
May 4: Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle^
May 5: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle &
May 9: Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
May 10: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club%
May 24: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social
May 25: Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
May 27: Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
May 28: London, UK @ Village Underground
* w/ Moaning
^ w/ Feels
& w/ Japanese Breakfast and Eternal Summers
% w/ The Messthetics