Ex-Cult’s Record Store Day single was recorded in Los Angeles, California by Ty Segall at his home studio “the sweat lodge” in Glassell Park. “Ties You Up” is featured on the new Ex-Cult album Midnight Passenger (out April 29th), but this version features Zumi Rosow of the K-Holes on Saxophone. The single is limited to 800 copies.
Ty Segall + Ex-Cult = Psychedelic Brutality.
Ex-Cult’s Midnight Passenger is the result of a never ending obsession with the open road. It’s the sound of five people spending the last year in countless dive bars, disgusting motel rooms and on dozens of dirty floors. Since recording with Ty Segall in 2012 the band hasn’t come up for air, putting four US tours and tons of weekend trips under their belt with the likes of OBN III’s, Captive and Ty Segall.
It was in these dive bars across the USA that Ex-Cult truly found their sound. While some of the songs were played for audiences as early as January of 2013, it wasn’t until a West Coast tour in June that the blue print for MidnightPassenger really started to take form. Taking pieces of every tour back home with them, the band began to hone a sound that captured the desperation of the first record, while being careful to integrate new techniques of negative noise.
Recorded by Doug Easley in January of 2014, MidnightPassenger is comprised of ten songs that were meant to be heard together, each one following a different, damaged storyline. The buzz-saw guitars, kraut rock rhythm section and sneering vocals are all still present, but with Midnight Passenger, Ex-Cult has added a few layers of psychedelic slime to their sound.
Midnight Passenger is out on Goner Records on April 29th 2014.
“Midnight Passenger” Track Listing:
Ties You Up
Not A Threat
Lights Out Club
05-02 Memphis, TX – Hi-Tone *
05-17 Atlanta, GA – 529
05-18 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
05-19 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
05-20 Washington, DC – DC 9
05-22 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
05-24 Beacon, NY – Quinns
05-26 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs
05-28 Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog
05-29 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
* w/ Sector Zero and Gimp Teeth