In Memphis in early 2011, five people joined
forces to start a punk rock band. They each came from different
scenes—hardcore, psychedelic, and various flavors of indie pop. Things
gelled. I mean, really came together, man! Following the release of two
killer singles under the name Sex Cult, they were faced with a lawsuit
from a similarly named and very aggressive techno label in New York
City. So Sex Cult became Ex-Cult.
series of house parties and gigs in dive bars, Ex-Cult honed their
sound—a punk rock sweet spot that incorporates angular post-punk, flying
saucer fuzz guitar, snotty vocals and bash-your-head-in energy. A real
stone groove! Killer linear punk à la Wire, Urinals, Australia’s X or
A show at SXSW caught the
attention of indie wonderkind Ty Segall, and the two began making plans
to record in San Francisco. This is the end result—a debut album that
takes the living energy of their show and crams it onto the grooves of
an LP. Wild, man! Wild!
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 05 December, 2012.