Hey bro, check it out: In Memphis in early 2011, five people joined forces to start a punk rock band.?! They each came from different scenes—hardcore, psychedelic, and various flavors of indie pop.?! Things gelled.?! I mean, really came together, man! Following the release of two killer singles under the name Sex Cult, they were faced with a lawsuit from a similarly named and very aggressive techno label in New York City.?! So Sex Cult became Ex-Cult.?! Playing a series of house parties and gigs in dive bars, Ex-Cult honed their sound—a punk rock sweet spot that incorporates angular post-punk, flying saucer fuzz guitar, snotty vocals and bash-your-head-in energy.?! A real stone groove! Killer linear punk à la Wire, Urinals, Australia’s X or something, man! A show at SXSW caught the attention of indie wonderkind Ty Segall, and the two began making plans to record in San Francisco.?!