The band have also unleashed the video for "Waterfall", taken from Rips, directed by M. Wartella, who describes it as "basically Rock & Roll Space Vixens invade Washington, DC. I wanted to give the awesome ladies of Ex Hex the Ed Wood treatment and create something like a Russ Meyer or Corman film: Fast, Cheap & Out of Control."

We were very impressed with Rips, slapping an 8/10 on it and Jon Putnam explaining:

"Approaching an album critically, it’s easy to get entangled in pretense, searching for angles that may or may not be there, and often desperately attempting to make overwhelming socio-political connections.  Every so often, you need those cobwebs cleared by an album that unequivocally reminds you of why you ever really wanted to discuss and expound upon music in the first place – that you love it; it excites you; that it can, even if briefly, unravel the knottiness of “real life” for you.  Rips is that album; there’s nary an ounce of artiness or innovation here, and it sounds almost hopelessly out of time in 2014, yet you can’t help but grin and love it just the same."

Have a watch of the video below and then cast your gaze over the seemingly infinite list of tour dates below.

October

14 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
16 – Mississippi Studios Portland, OR #
17 – Electric Owl , Vancouver, BC #
18 – Barboza, Seattle, WA #
19 – Capitol Theater Backstage, Olympia, WA #
23 – The Aquarium, Fargo, ND #
24 – 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis, MN #
25 – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL #
26 – PJ’s Lager House, Detroit, MI#
27 – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON #
28 – Il Motore, Montreal, QC #
29 – Monkey House, Burlington, VT #
30 – Great Scott, Boston, MA #
31 – The Space, Hamden, CT #

November

1 – Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY #
2 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY #
4 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA # 
5 – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD #
6 – Strange Matter,  Richmond, VA #

February 2015

10 – Water Rats, London, UK
11 – Brudenell, Leeds, UK
12 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK
13 – Broadcast, Glasgow, UK
14 – The Louisiana, Bristol, UK
15 – Green Door Store, Brighton, UK
17 – Divan du Monde LSFM, Paris, FR
18 – La Peniche, Lille, FR
19 – Hafenklang, Hamburg, DE
20 – Indiekollektiv @ Magnet Berlin, DE
21 – TBA, Cologne, DE
24 – Hafenkneipe, Zurich, CH
25 – Le Romandie Lausanne, CH
26 – Lo Fi, Milano, IT
27 – TBA, Rome, IT
28 – Covo Club, Bologna, IT

March 2015

2 – Chelsea, Vienna, AT
3 – John Dee, Oslo, NO
4 – Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm, SE
5 – Loppen, Copenhagen, DK
6 – De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam, NL
8 – Trix, Antwerp, BE

# = with Speedy Ortiz

Ex Hex's record Rips is out now on Merge.