I happened to get a Facebook invite to this act called Last Ex.
It turns out to be Timber Timbre and Ferriswheel members Simon Trottier and Olivier Fairfield.
Have a listen to their song Hotel Blues from their upcoming debut album on Constellation Records on October 14th.
It’s the first track on the sampler.
RIYL: Absolutely Free, Ferriswheel, Fet.Nat
Here is their description from Constellation Records:
Last Ex is the new instrumental rock ensemble led by Simon Trottier and Olivier Fairfield, long active in Quebec’s experimental/punk scene (viz. Fairfield’s E-Tron Records), though the two are perhaps best known as core members of Timber Timbre, which spawned the Last Ex project.
When Timber Timbre’s ambient music for a horror film went unused back in 2012, Trottier and Fairfield began revisiting the sound palette they had built up for the soundtrack at Fairfield’s studio in Hull, Quebec, expanding on their techniques and textures, adding drums, bass and various other instruments. The duo found that they had dug into some very fertile territory, writing additional songs throughout 2013 and bringing their obsessions with sound collage, tape-based music concrète and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop to bear on the cinematic lyricism of the initial widescreen guitar- and string-based material. Derived from the title of the abandoned film, Simon and Olivier dubbed their new project Last Ex.