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Episode 412: Ex Hex's 'It's Real' PLUS New Music from Loi Loi

Episode 412: Ex Hex's 'It's Real' PLUS New Music from Loi Loi

Washington, D.C’s Ex Hex are back, and on their sophomore release It’s Real (Merge Records) they’re unapologetically kicking out the mother f$%$ing jams, taking no prisoners, and still leaving room for some serious emotional heft just for good measure.

PLUS! Synth-rock band Loi Loi (also from Washington, D.C.) has a new album entitled Me Dystopia (Blight Records), and we’re spinning its latest single ”Do You Want To Start A War” that will have your ass moving for days, and then some.   


Episode 86: Ex Hex - Rips

Episode 86: Ex Hex - Rips

In our latest podcast, George Washington University's recently launched D.C. Vernacular Music Archive promises equal representation for punk (duh), go-go, folk, bluegrass, and more in what could potentially end up one of the District’s best records of its musical history. Quinn Myers and Tori Kerr stop by the basement to weigh in on the exciting new project’s origins and more.

PLUS! We review the unpossibly cool debut album from DC’s very own Ex Hex! Will Rips shine a new light on the DC scene? Does it really matter if it does? Is it a shoo-in for best album of 2014? All of these questions and more will be answered on ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast, Episode 86!


Vertical Scratchers - "These Plains"

Vertical Scratchers - "These Plains"

Sounds Lke: A blender of 60s garage / 90s punk and a dash of jalapeno

Why You Should Care: "These Plains" hits like a lightning bolt on a dark stormy night

Let’s say it’s supposed to be spring, but winter just won’t let go. Let’s say it’s a cold dark day, full rain and chill. Let’s say that makes crawling out of bed seem like a totally unreasonable thing to do. Then, you push play on “These Plains” from Vertical Scratchers...