Ex-Cult announce new album ‘Negative Growth’ + share new track


Memphis punks Ex-Cult have announced their third full-length album, ‘Negative Growth,’ and also shared lead single Attention Ritual. Recorded by Ty Segall in Los Angeles, ‘Negative Growth’ is due out on September 23 via In The Red and is the band’s first full-length for the label. Listen to Attention Ritual via Soundcloud below.


Frontman and lyricist Chris Shaw says, “In the year of the snitch, there are forces beyond your control that keep you up at night. Ghost notions that swirl around your room while you sleep. Your own pillow laughing right in your face while you fight for an hour of rest. There are voices that whisper from the corner, telling you everything you never wanted to hear. ‘Negative Growth’, our third album, is dedicated to fear and deception.”

“This collection of songs were conceived in Memphis and finalized in Los Angeles, with the help of our family doctor Ty Segall. It was created in February 2016, when we traded Memphis misery for a week of California sunshine. ‘Negative Growth’ is a nine-track nightmare, a death trip in the crystal ship. Out later this year, the institution known as In The Red Records will do the honors. The Hollywood Heat Seeker takes ten years off your life.”

Ex-Cult Negative Growth

‘Negative Growth’ track list:

1) Mister Investigator
2) Attention Ritual (No One Sees)
3) Let You In
4) Government Birdcage
5) Dogs Roll In
6) Panic in Pig Park
7) Hollywood Heat Seeker
8) Nightmare Zone
9) New Face On



Ex-Cult also announce an October tour starting with dates throughout Texas then moving up the West Coast with dates in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and more. Melbourne, Australia punks Power will be supporting Ex-Cult for most dates. Check out the full itinerary below.

Ex-Cult tour dates:

10-2 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
10-3 Austin, TX @ Barracuda *
10-4 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight *
10-5 El Paso, TX @ Monarch *
10-6 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
10-7 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *
10-8 San Francisco, CA @ The Brick and Mortal Music Hall *
10-9 Arcata, CA @ Richard’s Goat *
10-10 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
10-11 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
10-12 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10-13 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
10-14 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
10-15 Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
10-16 Columbia, MO @ Café Berlin
* w/ support from Power