Hexes & Ohs

Hexes & Ohs

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
BandPopEDM

Hexes & Ohs throw bittersweet boy/girl harmonies into the slippery mix of post-punk thud, newfangled dancefloor electronics and unapologetic pop savvy pioneered years ago by ancestors such as New Order and Depeche Mode.

Biography

Meet Hexes & Ohs

You know it when you see it – the rumpled sheets, the clothes on the floor, the general sensuous disarray. Something went on behind closed doors. You’re not exactly sure what, but dare not ask. Montreal electro-pop duo Hexes & Ohs give you a playful hint with the US release of Bedroom Madness, their anticipated sophomore album, and the digital release of SHARE (remixes), the accompanying EP.

Produced by Bryon Wong (Crystal Method, David Usher), Bedroom Madness is the follow-up to debut album Goodbye Friend, Welcome Lover. If Goodbye was a cute smile, then Bedroom Madness is a sexy wink. Hexes & Ohs keep their cool while making you dance up a hot sweat. “You really want it don’t you, you really want it don’t you?” tempts Edmund Lam on first single “H-H-Highschool.” An enigmatic come-on disguised in a poppy electro sound. Lam and Heidi Donnelly’s tag-team vocals meld gracefully with synth beats and clever lyrics on tracks that have been praised as being “…some of the warmest, sweetest synth-pop songs in the genre’s existence” by Edmonton’s See Magazine. The 2008 Canadian release of Bedroom Madness has generated four-star reviews and high praise from music critics across the country.

Not ones to keep the love to themselves, Hexes & Ohs have invited their friends to join in on SHARE (remixes), a collection of remixed tracks by Montag, Vitaminsforyou, Patrick Pentland, and OPOPO, plus remixes by Hexes of songs from Sloan, The Bicycles and Camaromance. This eight track EP is an exclusive digital release on Montreal weblabel Lazy at Work.

The story of Hexes & Ohs spans years of couple-hood and musical projects. 2005 saw the release of their debut album Goodbye Friend, Welcome Lover, which reached the 2nd position on the Canadian campus radio charts, remaining in the top 10 for several months. CBC Radio 3 named “Whadaya Know?” one of their top 50 singles of the year. The rapid success of Goodbye opened doors for Hexes & Ohs. They have played the CMJ Music Marathon, Pop Montreal, Canadian Music Week, NorthByNorthEast, Halifax Pop Explosion, and Osheaga and have opened for Mates of State, Sloan, Kid Koala and Tokyo Police Club. The 2008 Canadian release of their sophomore album Bedroom Madness has brought the duo to new levels of success. Hexes have toured Canada, quickly topping national campus radio charts and garnering coverage from major media outlets including ELLE Canada, the Toronto Star and Chart magazine. The award-winning video for first single “H-H-Highschool” has been in rotation at MuchMusic and MTV Canada, and has been followed up with videos for “Wildfire!” and “Little Bird.”

Discography

"Bedroom Madness" LP 2008
Received 4-star reviews and praise from critics across the country. Videos from this album were on rotation at MuchMusic and MTC Canada.

"Goodbye Friend, Welcome Lover" LP 2005
the release was at the top of the Canadian Campus Radio Charts for 9 weeks, reaching the #2 position in the second week.

Set List

our sets are typically 30-45mins, tracks include:
1. seems so elementary
2. wildfire!
3. you're a hologram
4. whadaya know?
5. try so hard
6. we remain
7. suspicion
8. h-h-highschool