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  • The Hives to Release "Lex Hives" on June 5

    Wed, 14 Mar 2012 10:28:20

    The Hives to Release "Lex Hives" on June 5 - Swedish rock returns

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    The world's wisest musical council and international rock sensation The Hives are back! That, according to a press release, of course.

    On June 5, Howlin' Pelle Almqvist, Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, and Vigilante Carlstroem will return with their fifth album, a 12-track contemplation of all law that is Hives. It is dubbed Lex Hives. First thing we thought of was Lex Luther!

    However, 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 make 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.

    Lex Hives was produced by The Hives and mixed by Grammy Award winner Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele), with two additional tracks mixed by D. Sardy (Marilyn Manson, Slayer) and Joe Zook (Weezer, Modest Mouse). The deluxe version of Lex Hives will feature bonus tracks produced by Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme.

    Want to break out with a case of Lex Hives?

    —Katie Sheehan
    03.14.12



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