Ex Cops

Ex Cops, a nomadic duo featuring Amalie Bruun and Brian Harding, brings the hook-heavy blast of ‘90s alt-rock into a new era on their second album Daggers. Executive produced by icon-of-form Billy Corgan and produced by Justin Raisen (Sky Ferriera, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue), the record rescues guitar-pop from the bedroom, returning it to the stage it deserves.

Formed in 2011, the group’s first album True Hallucinations, released in early 2013, was a critically-acclaimed collection of sprawling indie-pop. From the exuberant “Spring Break (Birthday Song)” to the band’s dreamy debut “You Are A Lion, I Am A Lamb,” the John Siket-produced record (Blonde Redhead, Yo La Tengo) was a genre-jumping opening salvo and its wall-to-wall guitars set the tone for their new album.

Daggers is a musical about-face, though. “We are not afraid of our favorite music anymore,” says Harding. “It’s pop.”
Billy Corgan, in addition to sharing the band’s love of ABBA and taking them to their first wrestling match, provided form and texture to the new tracks over a two- week period in Chicago. The band then took the material to LA for tracking with Raisen and continued collaborating with artists like Ariel Pink, who co-wrote “Burnt Out Love” and features on “Tragically Alright.”

The result reinvents modern rock. “White Noise,” with its addictive chorus, merges guitars that could make your teeth ache and a motorik electronic pop pulse. The impeccably-produced “Teenagers” brings club-ready downtown pop to an anthemic peak, while “Black Soap” shifts shoegaze textures to stadium status and “Rooms,” one of the album’s emotionally-resonant ballads, packs a substantial punch.

Title Album Genre Tools
Pretty Shitty Daggers Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Ex Cops
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Electronic
Keywords:
Ominous
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits and Film Trailer
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Duet
CD/Track #:
Daggers, #5
Release Year:
2014
Track ID:
66153
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Tragically Alright (feat. Ariel Pink) Daggers Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Ex Cops
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Moody
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Duet
CD/Track #:
Daggers, #9
Release Year:
2014
Track ID:
66162
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Black Soap Daggers Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Ex Cops
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Epic
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Film Trailer, Game Day, In Love, and Make-Out
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Duet
CD/Track #:
Daggers, #1
Release Year:
2014
Track ID:
66148
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Teenagers Daggers Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Ex Cops
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Electric Piano and Electronic
Keywords:
Epic and Feel-Good
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Frat Party, and Night Club
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Duet
CD/Track #:
Daggers, #3
Release Year:
2014
Track ID:
66151
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Daggers Daggers Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Ex Cops
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Electric Piano, Electronic, and Organ
Keywords:
Atmospheric
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer and In Love
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Duet
CD/Track #:
Daggers, #4
Release Year:
2014
Track ID:
66152
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
White Noise Daggers Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Ex Cops
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, and Guitar
Keywords:
Dark
Scene Descriptions:
In Love and Make-Out
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Duet
CD/Track #:
Daggers, #2
Release Year:
2014
Track ID:
66149
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Weird With You Daggers Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Ex Cops
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Guitar, and Guitar
Keywords:
Epic, Feel-Good, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Film Trailer, Game Day, In Love, and Make-Out
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Duet
CD/Track #:
Daggers, #11
Release Year:
2014
Track ID:
66164
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Wanna Be (feat. LP) Daggers Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Ex Cops
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar, and Electronic
Keywords:
Epic, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, and Make-Out
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Duet
CD/Track #:
Daggers, #8
Release Year:
2014
Track ID:
66160
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Rooms Daggers Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Ex Cops
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar and Drums
Keywords:
Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Duet
CD/Track #:
Daggers, #10
Release Year:
2014
Track ID:
66163
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Burnt Out Love Daggers Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Ex Cops
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Electric Piano and Electronic
Keywords:
Dark, Dramatic, and Moody
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Goodbye, Heartbreak, Morning After, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Duet
CD/Track #:
Daggers, #6
Release Year:
2014
Track ID:
66155
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Black Soap Black Soap - Single Pop
Client:
Artist:
Ex Cops
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Drums and Electric Guitar
Keywords:
Dramatic, Moody, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, Heartbreak, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Pop Rock
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female and Male
CD/Track #:
Black Soap - Single, #1
Release Year:
2014
Track ID:
63459
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Modern World Daggers Alternative, Rock
Client:
Artist:
Ex Cops
Genres:
Alternative and Rock
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Piano, and Electronic
Keywords:
Romantic and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Film Trailer, Heartbreak, In Love, and Make-Out
Subgenres:
Indie Rock
Tempo:
Medium Fast
Vocal Types:
Duet
CD/Track #:
Daggers, #7
Release Year:
2014
Track ID:
66158
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Wonderful Christmastime
Client:
Artist:
Ex Cops
Release Year:
Track ID:
92741
Main Mix 3:25 160k MP3
Take Me Back