May 13, 2013
Yay rah to Boomsy for one of the best and well thought out reviews of The Ex-Girlfriends Club yet. He says, “If we can interject some fucking originality in that stream of publicity for a change, we’d like you to check out and share The Ex-Girlfriends Club. They are different. They are fun. They are unlike whatever the hell you’re listening to now and they will make their place, so we believe, hitting hard, not looking back and branding themselves in your collection from here on out.”
Read the whole review here: http://www.boomsy.com/Wordpress/music-you-should-know-the-ex-girlfriends-club/
August 12, 2012
Thanks to Woody from The Ripple Effect who has some great things to say about Boo Hoo Hoo including, “If you told me it was some lost garage punk album from 25 years ago I would have believed that,” “This is some raw garagey shit,” and “It will definitely get the party started.”
Read the whole review here: http://ripplemusic.blogspot.com/2012/05/ex-girlfriends-club-boo-hoo-hoo.html
August 10, 2012
Performer Mag wrote a delicious piece on The Ex-Girlfriends Club calling them, “Portland glam-punk-power-pop from a garage near CBGB.”
Read the whole review here: http://performermag.com/2012/08/08/the-ex-girlfriends-club/
June 24, 2012
Check out The Ex-Girlfriends Club show review in Local Cut.
THE EX-GIRLFRIENDS CLUB, SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR, HOWLIN WINO
(Kenton Club, 2025 N Kilpatrick) A number of squares heard the Ex-Girlfriends Club via their song “Blowback (I Am Your SuperPAC),” which became a minor internet sensation after Politico featured the video. Apparently, some people found it surprising when rockers in eyeliner and feather boas acknowledged the 1970s were dead long enough to be pissed off by a topical Supreme Court decision. Unfortunately, “Blowback” isn’t on Boo Hoo Hoo, the Ex-Girlfriends’ debut LP, which avoids anything remotely topical. This is a glam band, and their province is performance, not politics. Frontman Albatross has styled his vocals after David Johansen of the New York Dolls, though the aesthetic evokes a particularly druggy garage, with none of the Dolls’ sleeker R&B influences. The Ex-Girlfriends excel at grimy nursery rhymes (“Coming Off Benzos”), with a few weirder, dronier moments, as on the album’s standout, “I’m Not Your Man,” a sleazy celebration of the single life. REBECCA WILSON
May 21, 2012
Thanks to local Portland ezine bePortland for their review of our show with the Dead Milkmen.
“The temperature starts to increase as the glam rock five-piece Ex-Girfriends Club begins to play. Watching them strut and swagger without giving a single care, they bring a straightforward garage rock sound deep into the realm of the punk. Beyond this their lyrics are fun and easy-to-swallow, the song ‘Blowback’ reads “I’ve got a Super Pac, Uncle Sam fanny pack,” reminding me of a certain comedy rock headliner. But to discount Ex-Girlfriends Club as a gimmicky stage act would be a huge mistake, since underneath those bangs and tight pants is a super heavy, downright filthy mix of crunching distortion and reverb’d bass. Ex-Girlfriend’s lead singer rocked so hard at the end, he split his pants clean down the middle, a shocking but strangely appropriate thing to happen during their pretty outrageous show.”
April 5, 2012
Big thanks to Mad Mackerel and The Devil Has The Best Tuna for posting the video for Blowback along with garage rockers Burnt Ones, The Joy Formidable, and more.
Thus Spake Drake posted The Ex-Girlfriends Club’s rendition of The Sonic’s classic The Witch, along with a review of Leonard Cohen and tracks from Imperial Teen and more.
A couple of blog posted about debut album Boo Hoo Hoo‘s release on Spotify. Sound of Us gave Boo Hoo Hoo a 7/10 rating and a Swedish blog who listed the record along with new music from Wooden Shjips , The Fall and more.
March 25, 2012
The Ex-Girlfriends Club are excited to be getting so much love from college radio. CJAM in Detroit/Windsor featured 3 XGFC songs on their show The Washing Machine, including Lightning Bolt, The Witch and Take it From Me along with songs from other great artists like Tame Impala, The Soft Boys, David Bowie and The Zombies.
The Ex-Girlfriends are also pleased to be charting at #25 on KJHK radio at the Univeristy of Kansas!
Thanks to the Vinyl Revolution show at WXDU in Durham, NC who has been playing Take it From Me.
The Late Risers Club, an awesome punk show from WMBR in Boston, has also been playing Lightning Bolt!
March 8, 2012
The Ex-Girlfriends Club is excited that songs from their debut LP “Boo Hoo Hoo” are starting to get airplay on college radio stations across the US and Canada. KXLU in Los Angeles has been playing Coming Off Benzos and Your Prescription, KSJS in San Jose, CA and KFAI in Minneapolis, MN have been playing Lightning Bolt, and KDVS at UC Davis in California have been playing I’m Not Your Man. KVCU in Boulder CO, has been playing a bunch of cuts from the record including Devil Eyes, but The Witch has definitely been getting the most airplay from stations like WXDU at Duke University in Durham NC, WBJB in New Jersey, WITR in New York and KZME in our home town of Portland! We’re also excited that The Ex-Girlfriends Club was in the Top 5 CMJ Adds on WGMU in Fairfax, VA. Big thanks to everyone for their support!
February 24, 2012
Big thanks to London’s premier music mag NME for featuring The Ex-Girlfriends Club’s video for their new song on their website. Blowback (I Am Your SuperPAC) was also listed on Politico.com by Kenneth P. Vogel as their Daily Funny.
February 14, 2012
Imagine a SuperPAC serenading its special candidate with our rock ‘n’ roll song:
We wrote the song and made the video in two weeks.