Published Mar 12, 2012It's been five years since the Hives issued their The Black and White Album, and the excitable Swedish garage rock troupe will thankfully end the extended hiatus with a new long-player called Lex Hives on June 5.
Rolling Stone reports that the LP will be issued through the band's own Disques Hives imprint. While a tracklisting has yet to be unveiled, the group have revealed that they will precede the album's release with a seven-inch single on Record Store Day (April 21). The wax platter will feature new number "Go Right Ahead," whose hook sounds oddly similar to Electric Light Orchestra's "Don't Bring Me Down."
"Here is our new song," frontman Howlin' Pelle Almqvist said in a statement. "We have done what we can with it. Now it's your turn."
You can stream the song now over here at Rolling Stone. You can also watch a live clip of the band, decked out dapperly, as always, in bow ties, top hats and tails, playing the tune in concert down below.
Pitchfork reports that Lex Hives will also be released as a deluxe version, with bonus tracks produced by Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme.
The Hives' last release was the three-song covers EP Tarred and Feathered in 2010, though they did submit "Thousand Answers" to last year's FIFA 2012 videogame. It's unclear whether the song will be featured on Lex Hives.