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Since we’re on a Swedish kick, figured it made solid sense to Evaluate the new one by the “Hey YA!”-inspiring, Madden-and-Nike approved Hives. The quintet’s fourth album continues the garage revival, surely, but also mixes in more than a few curve balls. Whoever thought we’d bring up Rain Dogs and Pelle Almqvist in the same… More »

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The Hives Apologize For Dedicating Song “About Stuff Blowing Up” To Boston

Swedish garage-rockers the Hives are no strangers to lapses in taste; they did, after all, make this. But as Boston's CBS Local reports, they went…
Tom Breihan | December 6, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Hives Ordered To Pay Cardigans $3MM

BBC has reported that the Hives have been ordered to pay the Cardigans 18.5MM kroner, which is roughly 3MM America dollars via a loan the…
Claire Lobenfeld | April 17, 2013 - 12:46 pm

The Hives, FIDLAR, Luis And The Wildfires @ Observatory, Santa Ana 9/11/12

Prior to their appearance on the Conan, the Hives made a stop at the Observatory in Santa Ana in support of their latest release, Lex
Andrew Youssef | September 12, 2012 - 6:58 pm

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland’s MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit,…
Stereogum | September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm

Stream The Hives Lex Hives

The Hives will put out their fifth full-length, Lex Hives, later this summer, which has been teased with the raucous lead single “Go Right Ahead.”…
Corban Goble | May 30, 2012 - 11:25 am

The Hives – “Go Right Ahead” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The concept for the Hives' new clip is a representative in-studio take, borne of a desire to create something "more realistic than most 'rock videos.'"…
Corban Goble | May 9, 2012 - 12:31 pm

Coachella 2012 Weekend 2 In Photos

With their first Coachella 2012 performances a not-quite-distant memory, over the weekend some artists engaged in live collaborations to make for unique experiences in their…
Andrew Youssef | April 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

Refused, The Hives, The Bronx @ The Warfield, SF 4/18/12

Last week, in between Coachella weekends, Refused went north to gig in San Francisco, and SF Stereogum photographer Wilson Lee was there to document the…
Corban Goble | April 23, 2012 - 5:36 pm

The Hives, The Rapture, Housse De Racket @ Glass House, Pomona 4/16/12

After a standout performance at Coachella, the Hives packed their colossal high energy show into the Glass House in Pomona. The Hives are gearing up…
Andrew Youssef | April 17, 2012 - 11:02 am

The Hives – “Go Right Ahead”

Swedish garage-rock peacocks the Hives had their big moment in the sun a decade ago, but they’re still out there, playing shows and releasing music…
Tom Breihan | March 12, 2012 - 12:54 pm

Wireless Festival 2011 In Photos

A weird but interesting mix of performers at this year’s Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park: Battles, Bruno Mars, Yuck, Black Eyed Peas, Rocky Erickson,…
Scott Lapatine | July 4, 2011 - 2:18 pm

New Hives & Cyndi Lauper – “A Christmas Duel”

When we joked about the Hives having one fan left, we were proven wrong: They have at least a dozen. (Just kidding, Hives fan.) Cyndi…
brandon | November 24, 2008 - 9:53 am

Hives Sued By Remaining Fan

L.A. musician and avowed Hives fan Jason Shapiro has filed a plagiarism suit against the Swedes because he says “Tick Tick Boom”‘s guitar riff sounds…
brandon | October 28, 2008 - 12:01 pm

Sasquatch 2008 In Photos Pt. 2

Our second and final Sasquatch! dispatch comes with fewer bands than Part One, but a deeper look at them. Last time we teased Wayne Coyne's…
Amrit Singh | May 28, 2008 - 3:57 pm

New Hives Video – “Tick Tick Boom”

The Hives are getting mad mileage out of new tune "Tick Tick Boom" via a Nike running shoe campaign, but don't forget that garage riffage…
Stereogum | October 5, 2007 - 3:37 pm

New Hives – “Tick Tick Boom”

No surprise that John “BOOM! He’s on his back” Madden would show interest in a Hives track titled “Tick Tick Boom,” and a cursory listen…
Stereogum | August 22, 2007 - 10:10 am

New Timbaland Video [Feat. The Hives] – “Throw It On Me”

Last we checked in with Howlin’ Pelle, he detailed the Swedes’ escape from their garages in April, stopping into the studio with the Raconteurs and…
Stereogum | May 23, 2007 - 1:01 pm

The Hives Lend A Hand To Timbaland, The Raconteurs

April's been a busy month for Swedish garage rockers the Hives, though Howlin' Pelle's recent journal entry offers little info on the band's forthcoming release…
Stereogum | May 1, 2007 - 3:01 pm