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Eksi Ekso

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“Brown Shark, Red Lion is the most interesting and challenging pop album I’ve heard so far this year.” - My Old Kentucky Blog

“Eksi Ekso soars, slashes, and burns and chimes again on its sophomore full-length, Brown Shark, Red Lion,’’ - Boston Globe

“…a near-perfect synthesis of the band’s ambitious statement of intent and secret love of pop. Linking up sampled noises, instrumental breaks, and chamber swells, Eksi Ekso takes the every-song-is-a-huge-crescendo mentality of general post-rock and arc-welds it to great verse-chorus-bridge popcraft that belies the band’s youth.” – Consequence of Sound

“Eksi Ekso has caught my eye in delivering one of the most striking albums of the year… the sheer rush of clashing emotions conveyed is one of remarkable awe…” –Obscure Sound

“the local chamber-rocking group is one of the city’s more adventurous indie bands” – The Phoenix (Boston)

“Addition by subtraction” is a cliche often quoted by the unoriginal (as well as the mathematically-impaired) that nonetheless offers a fair assessment of Eksi Ekso— a band that has gone from six to three full-time members and still somehow expanded its sound by refining it.

When writing began for the follow-up to 2008’s I Am Your Bastard Wings, the three current members of Eksi Ekso: Tom Korkidis (vocals, guitar, bass, keys), Alex Mihm (drums, loops, percussion), and Sean Will (keys, synths, trumpet, samples), found themselves increasingly constrained by the inertia of a large band seemingly doomed to stay within its post-rock tendencies. As the three spent more time working together, it became clear they had a very real momentum with myriad ideas that would never survive the democratic process of a six-piece group.

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  • xVTSWx

    Wonderful proggy indie rock with perfect autumn atmosphere.

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • miserific

    "I thought you died the last time" kind of sounds like a Radiohead song minus Thom's vocals.

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
  • coralcityruin

    Scales in Antiquity has a lot of guitar sounds similar to The Burning Paris, On Fire, and Eksi Ekso. They also incorporate effected vocals and electronic drums, as well as keys and strings.

    19 Sep 2012 Reply
  • progandu

    Coming here and not seeing "On Tour" breaks my heart each time. :(

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • mjk89

    Excuse the spamming fellow post rockers, but I'd urge you to take the time and give a listen to my band at http://weownthesky.bandcamp.com/ thanks in advance for your time!

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Tonzakuken

    Excellent artist we got ourselves here! These great bands you sometimes accidentaly stumble upon in Last.fm are the very reason I enjoy this service. Rare occasion tis' may be.

    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • explodingnsound

    check out our review of Eksi Ekso's "Brown Shark, Red Lion" at Eksi Ekso's "Brown Shark, Red Lion" at http://www.explodinginsound.com/2011/05/eksi-eksos-radiant-originality-on.html This album is truly one of the most unique I've heard in some time.

    16 May 2011 Reply
  • Najlaa_23

    omg i can't believe i have never heard of them !! great band and amazing album <3<3

    5 May 2011 Reply
  • explodingnsound

    The brand new compilation from ExplodingInSound.com "BATTERY ACID AUDIO" is now available for FREE DOWNLOAD at http://www.explodinginsound.com/2011/03/exploding-in-sound-presents-battery.html featuring LAVINIA (feat. members of EKSI EKSO), ...TRAIL OF DEAD, J MASCIS, MARNIE STERN and 22 other great bands.

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • reaganomics777

    About to listen: my body is ready.

    11 Apr 2011 Reply
  • StormandStatic

    Well, this is great.

    23 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Jharod

    dunno, there's not a single bad song on it, but not a single outstanding one either

    21 Mar 2011 Reply
  • cherrypick

    the new album is amazing, even if it's so different from I Am Your Bastard Wings.

    21 Mar 2011 Reply
  • 9Nails

    Listening to the first track of the new album, and I'm like "wtf!". Different indeed!

    19 Mar 2011 Reply
  • TheBreathingBe

    new album is different, but good! i like it quite a bit

    17 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Ish-1

    artits?? :P

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Now_just_Sue

    New single is good, can't wait for the lp!

    29 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Last_jedi

    these guys should have Crippled Black Phoenix in similar artits (based on the mood of their music)

    20 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Svagrad

    Found at their facebook: "On November 16th, 2010 we'll be releasing a limited (250 copies) edition 7" Vinyl Single of "Kills of the Flood Tide." The B Side will be "Bellows to Brass Lens"... both cuts off of our forthcoming full length "Brown Shark Red Lion" coming February 15th, 2011"

    21 Oct 2010 Reply
  • StormandStatic

    Brown Shark Red Lion!

    2 Sep 2010 Reply
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