Rips is the debut album from the Washington, D.C. trio Ex Hex. They have been described as a "power trio" with members that all happen to be women. Mary Timony, known for her work in the bands Wild Flag and Helium, is the guitarist and lead vocalist in Ex Hex. Laura Harris plays drums, and Betsy Wright is on bass. Rips, released on the well-regarded indie label Merge Records, is catchy and melodic with big guitars and power pop vocals.