Third Man Records is excited to announce The Hives’ limited edition double-A side 7″ of “I’m Alive” b/w “Good Samaritan,” to be released on June 28. Hear “Good Samaritan” HERE. Both new tracks were produced by Dave Sardy (LCD Soundsystem, Marilyn Manson, Fall Out Boy) and recorded in Los Angeles.
In a transmission from the band they say: “This a song about helping people help themselves by not helping them? Are they sarcastic or do they hate people now? Is this punk? You never know with these Hives and it’s been a while since I saw them so let’s all go see them again and see what they are on about? Musically faster than usual but a surprising dive into the chorus that feels like going into hyper-space. Now it’s not surprising anymore. Oh well.”
The Hives recently wrapped up a string of SOLD OUT US dates with Refused. The Hives will head back to Europe for a summer festival run, including performances at the inaugural Lollapalooza Stockholm, Sjock Festival (Belgium), Mad Cool (Spain) and more. See their full tour schedule HERE.