Ex Cops Release New Track feat. Ariel Pink

Ex Cops Release New Track "Tragicaly Alright" feat. Ariel Pink, Fall Tour with Dum Dum Girls, their new LP 'Daggers'

Ex Cops have released the second track off October’s upcoming sophomore release, Daggers, with “Tragically Alright feat. Ariel Pink” streaming now. One of two tracks off the record co-written with Ariel Pink, Amalie Bruun of Ex Cops writes:

“We went to LA to finish our record with Justin Raisen, and one day Ariel Pink came by the studio. We ended up writing two songs with him, one of which is ‘Tragically Alright.’ We had quite a rough winter, me in Denmark and Brian in upstate New York, and when we arrived in LA our hotel was named The Vagabond Inn. We thought it was some sort of ironic name for a nice hotel, but it was quite literal and accurate. So when we wrote ‘Tragically Alright,’ it became a bit of a reflection of our state of minds at that exact time. Ariel invited his friend Don Bolles (drummer of The Germs) to come by and say hi and not only did he stay the whole day, he ended up singing the Beach Boys-esque backing vocals to the track.” 

In addition to the new track, Ex Cops are also excited to be heading out on the road this fall supporting Dum Dum Girls on a month-long tour across North America this October and November, with all dates below.

Ex Cops, a nomadic duo featuring Amalie Bruun and Brian Harding, brings the hook-heavy blast of ‘90s alt-rock into a new era on their second album Daggers. Executive produced by  Billy Corgan and produced by Justin Raisen (Sky Ferriera, Charli XCX, ), the record rescues guitar-pop from the bedroom, returning it to the stage it deserves.

Formed in 2011, the group’s first album True Hallucinations, released in early 2013, was a collection of sprawling indie-pop. From the exuberant “Spring Break (Birthday Song)” to the band’s dreamy debut “You Are A Lion, I Am A Lamb,” the John Siket-produced record (Blonde Redhead, Yo La Tengo) was a genre-jumping opening salvo and its wall-to-wall guitars set the tone for their new album.

Billy Corgan, in addition to sharing the band’s love of ABBA and taking them to their first wrestling match, provided form and texture to the new tracks over a two-week period in Chicago. The band then took the material to LA for tracking with Raisen and continued collaborating with artists like Ariel Pink, who co-wrote “Burnt Out Love” and features on “Tragically Alright.”


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Daggers Tracklisting

(October 28th, 2014 | Downtown Records)


01. Black Soap

02. White Noise

03. Teenagers

04. Daggers

05. Pretty Shitty

06. Burnt Out Love

07. Modern World

08. Wanna Be (feat. L.P.)

09. Tragically Alright (feat. Ariel Pink)

10. Rooms

11. Weird With You



Ex Cops 2014 Tour Dates

Oct 17 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT *

Oct 19 – The Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO *
Oct 20 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE *

Oct 22 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN *

Oct 23 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI *

Oct 24 – Metro – Chicago, IL *

Oct 25 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI *

Oct 26 – The Opera House – Toronto, ON *

Oct 28 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA *

Oct 30 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY *

Nov 01 – Black Cat – Washington, DC *

Nov 02 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA *

Nov 03 – Kings – Raleigh, NC  *

Nov 05 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA *

Nov 07 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX *

Nov 11 – Sister – Albequerque, NM *

Nov 12 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ *

Nov 13 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ *

Nov 15 – Pappy and Harriets – Pioneertown, CA *


* with Dum Dum Girls





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