Texas Is Funny released Tallahassee, FL’s Ex-Breathers‘ EXBX EP to critical acclaim in late 2014. You can stream EXBX in its entirety on Bandcamp. The band is heading out in support of that EP for a short Spring Tour to SXSW. Dates are listed below.
photo by Dani Lee Rivera
Tallahassee, Florida’s Ex-Breathers recently released their new EP, EXBX, a brash, chaotic, and explosive 12 tracks that roar by in just under 12 minutes. It’s safe to say the hardcore/punk trio is wasting no time. Every last twist and turn of their punk meets math rock meets hardcore sound is well crafted and delivered with an enormous fury and destructive perfection. This is not your typical hardcore band. Ex-Breathers are far more than that and EXBX is a dynamic record with skull crushing riffs that demand repeat listening. The EP was released in the Fall of 2014 via Texas Is Funny Records (Hawks (of Holy Rosary), Glish, Vetter Kids). EXBX is the follow up to the band’s triumphantly harsh self released full length debut Collision .
Ex-Breathers are a band that truly needs to be seen live. Having formed in early 2011, and sharing influences of hardworking punk luminaries Minutemen, Fugazi, and Husker Du, the trio have played well over 200 shows in the past few years throughout the country including packed audiences at The Fest and Macrock Festival. There is a great DIY scene of punk bands emerging from Tallahassee, and Ex-Breathers are leading the way, one blistering riff at a time.
The Tallahassee band Ex-Breathers’ punk songs hit your face like hocked loogies, but they are precision-hocked, as if the perpetrators were standing across a crowded room and managed to micro-target you. – Pitchfork
Florida hardcore band Ex-Breathers’ new release, ExBx, is only 11 minutes long, but it’s hard not to be left out of breath by the time the 7″ is done spinning. These 12 tracks go off like flash paper, burning bright and evaporating before you know it. It’s a total blast, and should act as a nice little primer if you decide to come out and see them on tour, which you really should. – Stereogum
MAR 11 – Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
MAR 12 – Cape Coral, FL @ Nice Guys Pizza
MAR 13 – Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
MAR 14 – Tallahassee, FL @ Liberty Bar
MAR 15 – New Orleans, LA @ Beatnik
MAR 16 – Houston, TX @ Mangos
MAR 17 – Corpus Christi @ NASA
MAR 18 – SXSW TIF Showcase @ 21st Street Co-Op
MAR 19 – SXSW @ Todd’s Mansion
MAR 20 – SXSW @ Hole In The Wall
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