Los Angeles - Ex Cops is the musical brainchild of Amalie Bruun and Brain Harding. The pair’s sophomore album, Daggers (2014), is available via Downtown Records. The record – which was produced by Justin Raisen (Sky Ferriera, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue), with executive production by Billy Corgan – is packed to the brim with music that is reminiscent of 90′s alternative rock tinged pop stylings. The duo recently performed at the Pandora and Baeble venues of SXSW and made a clearly positive impression, reaching number one on Spotify’s Hot Alternative Playlist.
It not having been long at all, since their slew of well-received SXSW performances, the two bandmates from North Carolina and North Denmark have just released information regarding new summer show dates, which will include west coast headlining performances, as well as shows at Detroit’s Mo Pop Festival and Tampa’s Big Guava Festival.
More tour dates will be announced in the approaching weeks.
Past the excitement of upcoming concerts, Ex Cops are also celebrating the addition of a new piece in their repertoire of anthemic pop songs. The newest track is an Eli Escobar remix of the ’90s alternative rock-inspired “Black Soap.” Eli Escobar, a New York-based producer, isolates Bruun’s skillful vocals, transforming the song into a hypnotizing dance track. “Black Soap” is presently running on various Alternative radio stations, including the likes of: SiriusXM Alt Nation, KNRK Portland, KRBZ Kansas City, KBZT San Diego as well as airing on MTV2, MTVU and Revolt.
The “Black Soap” Eli Escobar remix is available for streaming via SoundCloud. Check it out below!
Ex Cops’s songs “White Noise” and “Black Soap” have each been featured in Showtime’s Shameless, CBS’s Stalker and an assortment of ads for True Religion and Oliver Peoples earlier in the year. The duo will be collaborating on a project with MTV and Netflix, titled Forward. The show plans to combine fashion, art and music. It will feature the band and a new video for their song, “Weird With You.”
Billy Corgan infused Ex Cops’s new tracks with structure and texture; working on the album with them during a two-week period in Chicago, IL. The band then traveled to LA to do tracking with Raisen and continued collaborative work with artists like Ariel Pink, who co-wrote the song, “Burnt Out Love” and is feature on “Tragically Alright.”
See below for information on Ex Cops new summer tour dates.
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Ex Cops Tour Dates
05.08 – Tampa, FL @ Big Guava Festival 06.15 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
06.16 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
06.18 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw
06.19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
07.25 – Detroit, MI @ Mo Pop Festival