Hexology a songbook of spells

Have Sympathy for King Marke
Here Comes the Sunshine When She's Gone
Mister Madame Bovary
Phineas Gaged
Video: Here Comes the Sunshine...
Cactus Man
 In the Garden
Blue Birds
Mary Margaret
Mata Hari
Video: Robot Boxing
Pick Axe
Steamer Trunk


In the Garden

Little hexes’ debut EP is a picnic at Chernobyl. {Complete with its ghost of an amusement park.} It’s an art-pop party of hexy characters :: Mister Madame Bovary, Phineas Gage, The Beatles, King Marke, hierophants, Bill Withers, cactus men… So grab a bottle of wine and a Geiger counter, because here comes the sun.

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Little HexesPortland, Oregon


voice, snare, tambourine, toys, guitar, goth banjo, ukulele


voice, bass, never-too-many guitars


voice, guitars, bass, egyptalacian percussion

:: hexy music = love for your brain, not just your ears ::
The band’s lyrical repertoire includes odes to a pissed-off Cleopatra, Marie Curie’s unfortunate love affair with Radium, Phineas Gage’s 1848 metamorphosis from all-around nice guy to womanizing lout via a metal spike through the head, and an every-boy’s-(or-girl’s)-fantasy tribute to the Swiss Miss Girl. Little hexes also delivers idiosyncratic mash ups that play mischief with just about every rock genre.

:: music + story telling + art ::
Little hexes work with some of Portland’s most talented artists and designers to bring beauty, dimensionality and weirdness to both our live and web environments. The fruit borne of one such partnership: graphic novelist/creative director Molly Hayden has delivered a series of wickedly stylish barn-hex-style art pieces that serve to visually embody many of our favorite hex tunes.

:: “hex” origins ::
The band’s name comes from Frank Stanford’s poem “Death and the Arkansas River,” and also hearkens to the fancy folk art symbols Pennsylvania Dutch adorn their barns with—called “Hex Signs.” These are large, colorful circles of geometric patterns, often featuring mystical birds, sun wheels, or floral patterns. Hex Signs are thought to possibly have originated from German folk magic, though the symbology of modern Hex Signs tends to be more about good luck than anything witchy.

:: little hexes :: various traveling brouhahas ::
Jennifer Topping :: drums & percussive kismet
Drew Nelson :: standing-up to the stand-up bass
Sam Isabell :: drums, guitar, & extra red pants

Ned Faulhaber :: big-ass bass & key’d ambiance

Joanna Neal :: drummage & best haircut

Mark Burdon :: percussion & drums & excellent posture

Brian Harris :: keys & oooooo! vibes
Jessica Anderly :: cello & orchestral attitude

Walking in the mud,
The bootsoles leave little hexes in the kitchen.
~ from Frank Stanford’s “Death and the Arkansas River


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:: little hexes :: art pop & hexology from Portland, Oregon ::

:: a rock band of mischievous odes & mash ups ::