The Hives have released a music video for their new single Wait a Minute. Directed by Travis Schneider, the video was filmed in a Chicago hotel room using only some leather, an iron, a floor lamp, frozen yogurt, and the sweltering Chicago sun. The track is the second single we’ve heard from their new album Lex Hives.
Lex Hives is receiving worldwide praise. It contains 12 tracks, including this single, as well as their first Go Right Ahead, which was released in June. The band funded, recorded and produced the album themselves, claiming that it was a quicker process than working with people who are bust 24/7, 365 days a year.
Frontman 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 Hives will be in Australia this New Year’s Eve, playing on the Falls Festival 2012/2013 lineup in Lorne (sold out) and Marion Bay.