By George, Merge Records, you’ve done it again. You’ve found an indie rock band that hits exactly the right kind of 1980s New Wave nostalgia for our time. Ex Hex has everything that made the Go Gos and Blondie great: Vocals, lyrics, riffs and power chords, tight drums and basslines. And nothing that makes their music less timely, like that 1980s production sheen that took the edge out of everything it touched.
So far, this is the most fun I’ve head listening to indie rock this year.