Daily Dose: Ex Hex, "Tough Enough"

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Daily Dose: Ex Hex, "Tough Enough"

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Ex Hex have released the music video for their new song “Tough Enough,” the opening track from their forthcoming album It’s Real, due out March 22 from Merge.

The riff-forward DIY sound from the Ex Hex trio in “Tough Enough” finds its match with the video’s fuzzed-out, basement-show setting and apocalyptic conflict. As they riff around its low-scale flash, it’s apparent that the power trio’s ability to utilize the noise around them is the true star of the video.

The band explain in a statement that the single is “all about three-dimensional power chords interplaying with whammy dive bombs. It’s a song about turning on your tough switch and forging ahead through whatever storms are happening around you ’cause you have no choice.”

Watch the “Tough Enough” video (dir. Brandon Herman) and hear Ex Hex’s 2015 Daytrotter Session below, and see the dates for their upcoming tour further down.

Ex Hex Tour Dates:

April
02 – Richmond, Va. @ Richmond Music Hall*
03 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer*
04 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom*
05 – Portsmouth, N.H. @ The Press Room*
06 – Montreal, Que. @ l’Escogriffe*
07 – Toronto, Ont. @ Horseshoe Tavern*
08 – Ferndale, Mich. @ Loving Touch*
10 – Chicago, Ill. @ Thalia Hall*
11 – Madison, Wis. @ High Noon*
12 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Turf Club*
13 – Omaha, Neb. @ Reverb*
15 – Denver, Colo. @ Bluebird Theatre*
17 – Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux^
18 – Portland, Ore. @ Aladdin^
19 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Biltmore^
20 – Seattle, Wash @ Crocodile^
23 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Great American Music Hall^
24 – Fresno, Calif. @ Strummer’s^
25 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Teragram Ballroom^
26 – Tustin, Calif. @ Marty’s on Newport^
27 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Rebel Lounge^
28 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Club Congress^
30 – Austin, Texas @ Barracuda^

May
01 – Dallas, Texas @ Curtain Club^
03 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit/In^
04 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Grey Eagle^
05 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle#
09 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Elsewhere
10 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club%
23 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Stereo
24 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
25 – Manchester, U.K. @ Deaf Institute
27 – Bristol, U.K. @ The Exchange
28 – London, U.K. @ Village Underground
29 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Hare & Hounds
31 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique, Witlof Bar

June
01 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands @ Best Kept Secret Festival
03 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
04 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Exil
05 – Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell
06 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
07 – Berlin, Germany @ Privatclub

(* w/ Moaning)
(^ w/ Feels)
(# w/ Japanese Breakfast, Eternal Summers)
(% w/ The Messthetics, Clear Channel)

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