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Not One But Many: The Hives Return with Lex Hives, Preview "Go Right Ahead" Now

Not One But Many: The Hives Return with Lex Hives, Preview "Go Right Ahead" Now

By: Spacelab Research Staff
March 12, 2012

The return of The Hives ... in the best way. There's a new Hives album coming called Lex Hives, due out on June 5, independently produced and released via their own Disques Hives label. They'll also be at the Coachella Music Festival this Spring and are releasing a 7" single for Record Store Day called "Go Right Ahead." You can check it out via Rolling Stone right now. "The term "Lex Hives" is a phrase derived from the ancient Roman practice of enacting a system or body of laws and accepting them as a standard. Thus, the 12 songs on Lex Hives makes up the holy laws after which all life from now on must be lived. Chiseled into the melted wax cake 33 1/3 long-player, Lex Hives will be released on The Hives' own label Disques Hives. Self-produced, self-played, self-released, and self-promoted, these 12 songs are not built to fit just anyone. These are not songs that sound equally good played on an acoustic guitar by the campfire. This is not music. This is compressed carbon hidden in the earth's crust for millions of years and unearthed, to be placed in your eardrums," reads the press release. I'm expecting, big things. Earth-moving, Hives-inducing things.

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