Ex Hex deliver a “Rainbow Shiner” to your ears

The ferocious and anthemic “Rainbow Shiner” is what Ex Hex’s Betsy Wright describes as “a victory song about the power and love of music.” Her mordacious central riff is coupled with dueling guitar-god solos that explode from the stereo spectrum. It’s the latest cut off the power trio’s It’s Real, out worldwide, and further evidence of Ex Hex’s commitment to unforgettable hooks.

Listen to “Rainbow Shiner” by Ex Hex now

Ex Hex were already one of America’s best guitar bands—but on It’s Real, their musical savvy has thrillingly combined with anything-goes curiosity, studio experimentation, and a dedication to refinement, resulting in an album that’s ready to be played at maximum volume.

Listen to previously shared singles “Cosmic Cave” (“best experienced beyond the boundaries of headphones,” says The Fader) and “Tough Enough” (“a real glammy punk ripper,” says BrooklynVegan), and order your copy of It’s Real on CD, LP, and magenta and blue “rainbow shiner” Peak Vinyl in the Merge store (with t-shirt bundle option) or wherever records are sold.

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