Twelve years on, and five years since their last album, The Hives are back with a new single "Go Right Ahead" off their upcoming album Lex Hives.
The Hives gained attention in the U.S. in 2000 with their hit single "Hate to Say I Told You So" off their second studio album Veni Vidi Vicious. Along with The White Stripes and The Strokes, the group was grouped into the later 90s, early 00s garage rock revival.
Without the lo-fi quality and wail of lead singer Howlin' Pelle Almqvist, "Go Right Ahead" could easily go more surf rock than punk. It's catchy, with drums beats straight out of The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds.
Check out "Go Right Ahead" streaming on RollingStone's website.
Watch below for an announcement of the record made by lead singer Howlin' Pelle Almqvist: