The five debonair Swedish men that make up The Hives will release a new album named Lex Hives on the 5th of June. This will be their first album since 2007 release The Black and White Album.
The first single Go Right Ahead has been described as “kind of glam” by frontman Pelle, and will be released as a special 7″ on the 21st of April for Record Store Day, which you can listen to over on Rolling Stone.
Pelle has said of the rest of the album “I guess the idea is just to make it as Hives as possible, whereas the last record was The Hives shooting into the stratosphere and trying different things. Now… I hate it when people make ‘back to basics’ albums, that’s not what it is, it’s something else. But it’s more of us.”
The deluxe album will have bonus tracks produced by Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age.