Fancy a bit of climate confusion and deceitful cropdusters?
By Blurt Staff
Well, it’s not like
they’ve been away, but it has been awhile… Dutch avant/punk/noise icons The Ex
plan to issue their 123rd record on January 25 via their own Ex
Records. Titled Catch My Shoe, it is
the first CD with their new singer Arnold de Boer.
The songs range from The Ex versions of high energy Gurage music from Ethiopia (‘Eyoleyo’) to hypnotic full on dance tunes like ’24 Problems’ and ‘Double Order’. The sound is unmistakably The Ex but
with new vocals and Konono
style catchy guitar riffs from Arnold and crunchy baritone guitar melodies from Terrie and Andy all propelled along by Kat’s relentless driving ‘African’ beats. The songs range in subject matter from
climate confusion, unexpectedly throwing surprise objects, optical illusions,
deceitful cropdusters, ice picks and late trains.
Together since 1979,
The Ex has gone through numerous lineup changes while releasing all those
records. This will be the first official studio full-length since 2004’s Turn.