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Exclusive Stream: The Hives Return With 'Go Right Ahead'

Preview a cut from the Swedish rockers' first album in five years

The Hives
Travis Schneider
March 12, 2012 11:00 AM ET

Click to listen to The Hives' 'Go Right Ahead'

The Hives have been mostly silent over the past five years, but the Swedish rockers are ready to make their comeback in June with the release of Lex Hives, their fifth studio album. "Go Right Ahead," the first single from the album, finds the band playing to their strengths  bold riffs, blunt hooks, snappy beats – while augmenting their grooves with sassy brass. "Here is our new song," says frontman Howlin' Pelle Almquist. "We have done what we can with it. Now it's your turn."

Lex Hives is due in stores on June 5th, but you can stream "Go Right Ahead" today.

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