The Hives Unveil Full Album Stream Of Lex Hives Plus Bonus Tracks
The Hives' highly-anticipated new album Lex Hives is due out next week, and in celebration, the album is streaming in its entirety at The New Yorker as well as on the band's Facebook page. In addition, the band has unveiled two bonus tracks produced and recorded by JoshHomme (Queens of the Stone Age): "Insane" is streaming at RollingStone, and "High School Shuffle" is streaming at RCRDLBL. Both tracks are available on the Deluxe Edition of Lex Hives, which is now available to pre-order on iTunes. Watch The Hives discuss each track from Lex Hives at Paste Magazine:
Due out June 5 via the band's own Disques Hives, the album is receiving overwhelming worldwide acclaim. NME declares "Let it be said, Lex Hives is amazing," and Q Magazine's 4-star review asserts "Lex Hives fizzes with the energy of a debut album, the quintet emphatically back to what they do best." 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 upfora 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 - 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
Ryan Martin from Hope Republic ( ex Atlantic bands Frankie Machine & The Flying Tigers ) came to the guitar as a pre-teen only because his mother dissuaded him from his first choice for an instrument, the saxophone.