Album Review: Ex Cops
Ex Cops are Brooklyn based outfit led by Brian Harding and Amalie Bruun, who produce some of the dreamiest tunes I've heard as of late. True Hallucinations is their debut album, and my, it is a gem. You'll definitely need to keep this record in your summer essentials library. —Maddie
Ex Cops went for very simple artwork for the front and back of the LP sleeve, featuring the band's logo and album title, plus a kind of ambiguous window or possible keyhole, while the back has a lovely black and white image of some form of cement structure. True Hallucinations' inner sleeve is where you'll find trippy color graphics laid over photos of Brian and Amalie.
"Ken" and "Broken Chinese Chairz" are my two immediate favorites off the album. "Ken" is an instant jam that has a super catchy beat that will probably make any bad vibes you're feelin' go away. "Broken Chinese Chairz" is the last song on the album, which includes more of Amalie's vocals throughout the whole track. I'm a huge fan of her soft, calming voice. You'll definitely need to put that last one on your summertime partay playlists.
What it's good for:
Basically, this album is just delivering the vibes, if you know what I mean. I just love everything about it, and I'll definitely be listening to this while driving up and down the California coast this summer. I'm pretty sure most of the melodies on this album were created while thinking about sunshine and happy times.
Shop Ex Cops' True Hallucinations.