The Hives' anticipated new album Lex Hives is out tomorrow June 5th! In celebration, the band is taking over VICE's music channel Noisey.com. Every day this week, Noisey will post exclusive video footage from The Hives’ performance at Webster Hall Studio on April 26 in NYC. The buzzed-about “secret show” at the tiny venue was widely acclaimed, with MTV praising their “superhuman capacity for consistent excellency,” and SPIN anointing Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist as “one of the greatest front-men in rock.”
The first two videos are now live at Noisey.com - please feel free to re-post & share:
Lex Hives is receiving worldwide praise, with NME declaring “let it be said that Lex Hives is amazing,” and Q Magazine's 4-star review asserting “Lex Hives fizzes with the energy of a debut album, the quintet emphatically back to what they do best.” Likewise, The Independent states, “like the Ramones or Motörhead, the Hives are commendably unchanging. You know exactly what to expect: high-energy, hugely entertaining garage rock. If Lex Hives has one fault, it’s that it makes you want to switch it off, go straight out and see the Hives live,” and The Toronto Sun praises “a mighty half-hour of slashing guitars, crashing drums - and plenty of neo-Jagger swagger from Howlin’ Pelle. Lex is more.” The Hives recently returned to Later…with Jools Holland where they performed their hit single “Go Right Ahead.”
The band is gearing up for a North American tour that kicks off June 19 in Washington, D.C. A more extensive U.S. headlining tour is in the works for this Fall and includes a stop in Denver on September 16 for a KTCL radio show at Red Rocks alongside Silversun Pickups. Further details to come.
The Hives are Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, and Vigilante Carlstroem.
The Hives Set List - April 26, 2012 @ The Studio at Webster Hall:
"Try It Again"
"Take Back The Toys"
"Walk Idiot Walk"
"My Time Is Coming"
"No Pun Intended"
"Wait a Minute"
"Won’t Be Long"
"Hate To Say I Told You So"
"Go Right Ahead"
"Tick Tick Boom"
THE HIVES - JUNE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR:
June 19 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
June 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
June 22 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
June 23 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues
June 25 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
June 26 - Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
June 27 - Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo’s
June 29 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
June 30 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre