It's been nearly two decades since the Swedish rock and roll heroes THE HIVES unleashed their debut album on the world and today they drop an intoxicatingly brash new song, "I'm Alive", via Third Man Records. The track will be featured on a limited-edition double A-side 7” in stores this summer.
"I'm Alive", produced by Dave Sardy (LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, MARILYN MANSON, FALL OUT BOY) and recorded in Los Angeles, is a bold new step in THE HIVES' already illustrious career.
THE HIVES lead singer Pelle Almqvist says: "'I'm Alive' is a song about crawling up from under a rock and obliterating all resistance that sounds like crawling up from under a rock and obliterating all resistance because it is a band crawling up from under a rock and obliterating all resistance. Use it in your own life to help you obliterate your own resistance!"
"I'm Alive" is THE HIVES' first new music since the release of their 2015 standalone single "Blood Red Moon". The band's last full-length album, "Lex Hives", came out in 2012.
Last night, THE HIVES performed at The Blue Room at Third Man Records in Nashville and on Saturday, they kick off a string of sold-out U.S. dates with REFUSED in Philadelphia, wrapping up in San Diego on May 29. They head back to Europe for a summer festival run including performances at the inaugural Lollapalooza Stockholm, Sjock festival (Belgium), Mad Cool (Spain) and more.
In the 20 years since THE HIVES exploded around the world, they have sold out stadiums and shared stages with everyone from AC/DC to THE ROLLING STONES. Spin calls THE HIVES "the best live band on the planet" and Almqvist one of "the greatest frontmen in rock," and the BBC dubbed the band "a force of nature." Rolling Stone named "Veni Vidi Vicious" one of the Top 100 Albums of the decade and "Hate To Say I Told You So" earned a spot on Pitchfork's Top 500 Songs Of The 2000s. They sold millions of albums worldwide, with multiple RIAA gold certifications.
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