Following the recent release of their new single "F.E.B.N.", Trash Talk are now sharing its Wolf Haley-directed video.
Additionally, the band has announced a September tour, bookended by appearances at Hopscotch Festival and the Odd Future Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. Aside from these two appearances, the rest of the band's September shows will coincide with Odd Future's September tour. These shows will be at separate venues, serving as after parties for the Odd Future shows. Video and tour dates below.
VIDEO: "F.E.B.N." - 
BUY: Trash Talk "F.E.B.N." http://smarturl.it/FEBN  

09/06 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival @ Lincoln Theatre
09/16 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
09/18 Columbia, MO - Mojo's
09/19 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot
09/22 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
09/25 Vancouver, BC - Venue
09/26 Portland, OR - Branx
09/28 Santa Cruz, CA - The 418 Project
09/29 Ventura, CA - Zoey's
09/30 Los Angeles, CA - Odd Future Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival @ Club Nokia LA Live

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Aug 31th, 2012- Noisey has premiered the official video for Ringo Deathstarr’s new single “Rip” today. “Rip” is the first offering from the Austin, Texas trio’s forthcoming album Mauve (to be released in North America by Sonic Unyon on Sept 25th). The song is equally distorted and dreamy with bassist Alex Gehring handling vocals. The visuals for the song reflect this with Gehring, Elliott Frazier (guitar/vocals) and Daniel Coborn (drums) taking a Technicolor trip (replete with trails) with the help of some 3-D glasses from their cereal box.

Watch the new video for “Rip” in the video above or here:

Speaking on the creation of the song, Frazier recounts “Rip’ was the sixteenth and last song we recorded (for Mauve). Alex gave me a demo of herself singing the melody on an unplugged electric guitar. Without the drums, it could have been a Beat Happening song, but I was inspired and played drums on the track. It was created pretty organically and there was never any forethought that it would be the first single.”

Self-produced in Austin and Los Angeles, Mauve follows Ringo Deathstarr’s highly received 2011 LP, Colour Trip. Colour Trip, known for a massively blown out but melodic sound, helped the band to be named a highlight of SXSW 2011 by CNN, Brooklyn Vegan, NPR and Wired. The latter summed up their sound as “the band sounds like it leaped screaming out of My Bloody Valentine's blown amps.”

Rather than trying to raise the dizzying wall of guitar sound on its predecessor, Mauve raises the melodies and dials back the sonic assault while retaining the band’s signature decibel power. Frazier says of this approach “Colour Trip was a great studio album but on Mauve we just wanted to write songs that we would have a blast playing live and could recreate easily on stage.”

The band will be embarking on a five week North American tour this September and October. (Confirmed tour dates below). Album pre-order links is also below including full-length in LP, CD and digital editions via Sonic Unyon for North America and Rip 7” on Electric Blue Vinyl via UK label AC30.

09/14 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
09/15 Tempe, AZ - Club Red
09/16 Los Angeles, CA - Echo
09/17 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
09/18 Long Beach, CA - Que Sera
09/19 San Francisco, CA - Milk Bar
09/20 Portland, OR – Slabtown
09/22 Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown
09/23 Seattle, WA - Comet Club
09/26 Salt Lake City, UT - Bar Deluxe
09/27 Denver, CO - Lions Lair
09/29 Lawrence, KS - The Jackpot
09/30 Fayetteville, AR - Lightbulb Club
10/01 Norman, OK - Oklahoma University
10/02 Springfield, MO - Highlife
10/04 St. Paul, MN - The Turf Club
10/05 Milwaukee, WI - Riverwest Public House
10/06 Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen
10/07 St Louis, MO – Plush
10/08 Louisville, KY - Zanzibar
10/09 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop Bar
10/10 Dayton, OH - South Park Tavern
10/11 Grandville, MI - Corner Records
10/12 Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge w/ Kestrels
10/13 Toronto , ON - The Garrison w/ Kestrels
10/14 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood w/ Kestrels
10/16 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
10/17 Rochester, NY - The Bug Jar
10/18 Northampton, MA - The Flywheel
10/19 Boston, MA – Deep Heaven Now Festival
10/21 Brooklyn , NY - Shea Stadium
10/22 New York, NY - The Cakeshop
10/23 College Park, MD – WMUC
10/24 Philadelphia, PA – Pi Lam
10/25 Washington DC – The Red Palace
10/26 Baltimore, MD – Golden West Cafe

More Info: www.sonicunyon.com

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Jessie Baylin Releases "Little Spark" B-Side Titled "Thorns"

From Jessie Baylin's critically acclaimed full-length album, Little Spark, comes a new track culled from those sessions titled "Thorns." Produced by Kevin Augunas (The Black Keys) and arranged by Richard Swift (The Shins), "Thorns" is a recently-released b-side gem from the Little Spark sessions - an album that showcases Jessie's lovely songwriting craft described by Rolling Stone as "seductive" and by the Associated Press as "lush, thoughtful pop music." "Thorns" is available now via iTunes and Amazon. Stream and share it below.

Photo: Matt Wignall

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Magic Castles @ Webster Hall NYC

All photos taken in NYC by Daniel Murtagh.
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Happy Birthday Anton Newcombe

Brian Jonestown Massacre at Webster Hall, August 25th 2012

All photos by Daniel Murtagh.
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Rage Peace channeled by Prince Rama. Photo credit Samantha Casolari. 
For their new single "So Destroyed", Prince Rama is holding a dance contest where anyone can submit a youtube video of themselves dancing to the song. All videos will be reviewed by the band and the ones with the most destroyed dance moves will be compiled and featured in the official music video for the song. The grand prize winner will receive custom made Prince Rama dance shoes (designed by the band), a signed album, and a chance to perform the dance live on stage with the band. Watch the below video (and inspiration for the contest) to see what kind of competition you'll be up against.

WATCH: "So Destroyed" fan dance - http://youtu.be/lJ5UnRH9nCU  

Please submit a private youtube link to: sodestroyed@paw-tracks.com. Contest ends September 24. Winner will be announced the following week. Once the official "So Destroyed" video is released all entries will be available here to view.

Also, as announced last week, the band is working with Astral Projects (filmmakers Tony Lowe and Lily X. Wahrman, the team responsible for "Icon Eye", the Sun Araw and Congos documentary) to create a Now-Age Psych Opera based around the songs of Top Ten Hits of the End of the World. Watch the video that explains more about the concept of the film below, or head to the group's Kickstarter page to read the full scoop and contribute to the cause.

WATCH: Kickstarter campaign video - http://kck.st/QzHiar 

Prince Rama
Top Ten Hits of the End of the World
(Paw Tracks)
1. "Blade of Austerity" - Guns of Dubai
2. "Those Who Live For Love Will Live Forever" - I.M.M.O.R.T.A.L.I.F.E.
3. "No Way Back"- Nu Fighters
4. "So Destroyed" - Rage Peace
5. "Receive" - Taohaus
6. "Radhamadhava" - Goloka
7. "Fire Sacrifice" - Black Elk Speaks
8. "Welcome To The Now Age" - Hyparxia
9. "Exercise Ecstasy" - The Metaphysixxx
10. "We Will Fall In Love Again" - Motel Memory


9/23 - Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent *

8/29 - Copenhagen - Denmark - KB18 #
8/31 - Malmo - Sweden - Debaser (Brooklyn Sweden Fest)
9/01 - Stockholm - Sweden - Debaser (Brooklyn Sweden Fest)
11/01 - Utrecht - Netherlands - Vredenburg Leidsche rijn *
11/03 - Strasbourg - France - La Latiere *
11/04 - London - UK- Roundhouse *
11/06 - Dublin - Ireland - Vicar Street *
11/07 - Glasgow - Scotland - ABC1 *
11/08 - Manchester - UK -The Warehouse Project *
11/09 - Tourcoing - France - Le Grand Mix *
11/10 - Antwerp - Belgium - Trix *
11/13 - Gothenburg - Sweden - Pustervik *
11/14 - Stockholm - Sweden - Debaser Medis *
11/15 - Oslo - Norway - Sentrum Scene *
11/16 - Lund - Sweden - Mejerjet *
11/18 - Berlin - Germany - Astra *
11/19 - Lausanne - Switzerland - Les Docks *
11/20 - Zurich - Switzerland - X-Tra *

# = w/ Girlseeker
* = w/ Animal Collective

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Credit - Nabil Elderkin
Frank Ocean will make his SNL debut on September 15th. His debut studio album channel ORANGE was released in July 2012 to widespread critical acclaim. Peaking at #2 on the Billboard chart, the album has also achieved great commercial success. Frank kicks off the 38th season of Saturday Night Live alongside host Seth MacFarlane, who is best known for creating the hit TV show "Family Guy."

On September 15th, tune in to NBC at 11:30 EST to catch Frank Ocean's SNL debut. 

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Brian Jonestown Massacre @ Webster Hall

All photos taken in New York City by Daniel Murtagh.
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METALLICA live in Vancouver

All photos taken in Vancouver by Bev Davies.
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ELBOW Dead In The Boot – The B-Sides

Dead In The Boot – The B-Sides
Available September 4th on Fiction / Cooperative Music

"The band have always loved B-side land and this is a collection of our favorites. None of our B-sides are album rejects. It's a different space, usually just post finishing an album when all the members of Elbow are chiming and feeling very creative. This gives Dead in the Boot a real late night vibe. My sister came up with the title after we released Asleep in the Back. Some of these songs are the favorites we have ever written. It was important to us that this collection be an album in its own right so for some fans it may seem like there are glaring omissions, but these songs are the ones that hung together perfectly." Guy Garvey, Elbow

For long term Elbow watchers the announcement that Dead In The Boot is finally due for release on September 4th will be very good news indeed. First talked about around the time of the release of the bands debut album Asleep in the Back, Dead In The Boot brings together B-sides and the odd non-album track from the band's thirteen year recording career.

It's the first release following Elbow's highly-visible performance at the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics. Elbow also contributed the specially commissioned "First Steps" to the London games.

The early years are represented by "None One" from the original Newborn EP released by Uglyman Records in 2000 and "Lucky With Disease" from 2001. The band's most recent work is showcased by "Buffalo Ghosts" the B-side to the limited edition 10" vinyl release of "Open Arms" last April.

In addition there are ten further tracks that demonstrate the depth of Elbow's songwriting, comprising heart wrenching ballads, loping steel guitar ornamented grooves ("The Long War Shuffle") and blues drenched howls ("McGreggor").

Mostly self-produced, recording B-sides throughout the years allowed the band to hone their studio skills which eventually led Elbow keyboard player Craig Potter to fully produce and mix the bands last two albums. It may be categorized as a B-sides album but Dead In The Boot stands shoulder to shoulder with every other Elbow album released.

 "Dead In The Boot" will be available digitally on September 4th, 2012.
Look for vinyl & CD editions later this fall.
 Dead In The Boot
1. Whisper Grass - (Fallen Angel – V2 single release)
2. Lucky With Disease - (Newborn – V2 single release)
3. Lay Down Your Cross - (Not A Job – V2 CD Single)
4. The Long War Shuffle - (Leaders Of The Free World – V2 CD Single)
5. Every Bit The Little Girl - (One Day Like This – Fiction 7" single)
6. Love Blown Down - (Fugitive Motel – V2 CD Single)
7. None One - (Newborn – Uglyman CD EP)
8. Lullaby - (One Day Like This – Fiction CD Single)
9. McGreggor - (Forget Myself – V2 7" single)
10. Buffalo Ghosts - (Open Arms – Fiction 10" Single)
11. Waving From Windows - (Grace Under Pressure – V2 CD Single)
12. Snowball - (From Help – A Day In The Life – Warchild album release)
13. Gentle As - (Leaders Of The Free World – V2 7" single)

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"Over a decade in the making, the Album Leaf is just now hitting its stride." —Prefix

"...gently eases you into his mostly instrumental world, where shimmering keyboards float around sweeping strings and understated beats." —SPIN

"...twinkling poptronica.... just enough post-rock and IDM textures." —Pitchfork


08.31.12 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
09.01.12 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah
09.09.12 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
09.11.12 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe
09.12.12 - Oxford, MS @ The Lyric
09.13.12 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
09.15.12 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
09.17.12 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
09.18.12 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
09.20.12 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater

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"The album’s title track [The National Health] is the sort of runaway jittery guitar anthem that we’re not getting quite so often from the UK’s postpunkrevivalists anymore."
"Maxïmo Park have always been best at their fastest, when they sprint through verses into choruses and back out again just as quickly. That's thanks mostly to singer Paul Smith, who has a unique ability to slip into controlled mania like a jockey cracking a whip.”
Maxïmo Park live at the crossroads of 
Joy Division, Franz Ferdinand and early Joe Jackson…”
"Maximo Park are back with their quintessential furiously fast-paced indie rock – and it’s great."

August 23, 2012, NEW YORK, NY – Straight To The Sun Records celebrate Maximo Park's first USA tour in over 5 years and the release of their brand new album “The National Health” (in stores TODAY, 08.28.12) by launching an Instagram contest offering the chance to win a double pass to see Maximo Park perform at a city near you, as well as a copy of the new album.
To be part of the contest, all you need to do is download the cover art for Maximo Park’s new album “The National Health” by clicking the download link provided below, or simply write the words “Maximo Park” and display it in the most extraordinary or unusual setting possible. Once the picture is taken, use the hashtag #maximousatour and the name of the city you would like to win tickets to (i.e. #maximousatour CHICAGO) when uploading your photo.  We are offering one prize pack for each city on Maximo Park’s US tour, and the photo with the most likes in each city wins!
Borderline humor and colorful creativity is welcomed!
Download Maximo Park’s album art for “The National Health” here:
There are no limits to the amount of photos you can take or entries you can make.  Entries for each city will shut off 48 hours before the show and we will notify the winners via Instagram. Remember: the only way to win is to have the most likes, so make sure you post your pictures on Facebook, Twitter,Tumblr…everywhere! To win tickets to the concert you must be 21 or over and have photo ID to prove it. If you are under 21 but you have received the most likes, you will win an autographed copy of Maximo Park’s new album “The National Health”. So get out there and get snapping! 
Maximo Park US Tour Dates:
09.10 - Middle East Downstairs - Boston MA
09.12 - World Cafe Live Downstairs - Philadelphia PA
09.13 - Webster Hall - New York NY
09.15 - U Street Music Hall - Washington DC
09.17 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago IL
09.20 - Slims - San Francisco CA
09.21 - El Rey Theatre - Los Angeles CA

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Niki and the Dove's North American Tour kicks-off

Niki and the Dove's North American Tour kicks-off this Friday, August 31!
Download "DJ Ease My Mind" (Twin Shadow remix) now!

'Instinct' available now from Sub Pop

Supports Twin Shadow September 5-28;
Festival performances include Seattle's Bumbershoot on September 2,
Los Angeles' Culture Collide on October 7

Download Niki & The Dove "DJ Ease My Mind" (Twin Shadow remix)
Niki & The Dove will embark on their first-ever North American tour to support the critically acclaimed Instinct, now available via Sub Pop on CD, 2xLP and digitally.

The tour begins and ends in Los Angeles, CA on August 31 at The Echo and with the bands return on October 7 for the Culture Collide Block Party.   The tour also includes an appearance on September 2 in Seattle, WA at Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival. Along the way from September 5- 28, Niki & The Dove will act as act as direct support for 4AD recording artist Twin Shadow's fall tour.  Full tour dates below.
To celebrate the tour, we are now offering a download Niki and the Dove's "DJ Ease My Mind", remixed by Twin Shadow (see premiere August 28).  Stereogum says of the remix, "On his reworking, George Lewis, Jr. brings out the song’s haunted, meditative side."  The track is also available at iTunes now.

What people are saying about Niki + The Dove:
“..All 12 of its songs manage to be equally arresting, flitting between the sound of Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Cyndi Lauper, and trashy Europop, while delighting in tiny but pivotal moments, sites of emotional precipices and tremendous, history-making passions.” – Pitchfork 
"They're refreshingly warm where Swedish peers the Knife are intentionally cold; they’re consistent where Florence + the Machine are spotty; they're accessible where Bat for Lashes is elusive. Recorded while the pair's profile was rising, Instinct sounds as though these vets knew that this was their moment to hustle like rookies while polishing like pros.” – SPIN

“Awash with grand ambitions, Niki & The Dove is one of the few bands whose grasp actually matches their reach. The result is dazzling...” – Under the Radar

"Her voice has the same something we love in so many Nordic pop singers that we promised ourselves we wouldn’t mention, those inimitable fragile gasps and massive roars. Dahlström’s voice crags out like a haunted Stevie Nicks singing off a lighthouse balcony...dramatic!"  - THE FADER
"The band's promising distinctive electronic pop overlays should be held accountable for the earworm syndrome with Niki& The Dove. Their songs are full of magic and light but with an unsettling darkness hidden beneath the surface." - FILTER "...It’s a beautiful, emotive celebration of the power of pop when it’s been made for the love of the art." -BBC
"They deserve to have the whole word hear these songs. Heck they deserve some sort of Nobel Pop Prize." [8/10] - NME
 "Instinct is a multi-layered album that is meant to be consumed whole, which is what I love most about it. You can grind to it on the dancefloor, or let it bump from your nightstand as you unwind, but whatever you do, don't fight the impulses Niki & the Dove gives you to hit repeat." -  Glamour
Tour Dates
Aug. 31 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Sep. 01 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
Sep. 02 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot
Sep. 05 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls*
Sep. 07 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre*
Sep. 08 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room*
Sep. 09 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre*
Sep. 11 - Norman, OK - Opolis*
Sep. 13 - Dallas, TX - Trees*
Sep. 14 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk*
Sep. 16 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds*
Sep. 18 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree*
Sep. 19 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl*
Sep. 21 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel*
Sep. 23 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
Sep. 24 - Washington, DC - Black Cat*
Sep. 25 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
Sep. 27 - New York, NY - Webster Hall*
Sep. 28 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg*
Sep. 29 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Oct. 02 - Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel
Oct. 03 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
Oct. 04 - San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop / Popscene
Oct. 06 – Los Angeles CA – Taix
Oct. 07 – Los Angeles, CA – Culture Collide Festival Block Party
*w/ Twin Shadow

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EXITMUSIC- Announce North American Tour This Fall

Exitmusic Announce North American Tour This Fall
Watch New Live Video by Nineteenth State
Exitmusic will headline at dates across North America this fall, starting September 30 at Il Motore in Montreal and ending with the Moog Festival in Asheville, NC on October 26. Following this run of North American dates Exitmusic will head overseas for a tour of Europe in November. Check out the full tour dates below.
Click on the image above to see a new live video from our Secretly Canadian Flyover Series featuring Exitmusic performing "White Noise" from their debut full-length Passage filmed at Russian Recordings by Nineteenth State. You can also view a beautiful behind the scenes video shot with Exitmusic in Columbus, OH on their last tour, captured by director Andy Newman right HERE.
"A perfect roar of sound steeped in Radiohead and Sigur Ros but full of talent in voice and texture. A real aural feast" -NPR
"Elegant but ghoulish guitar pop" -NEW YORK MAGAZINE
"Insurgent, cinematic, and sometimes brilliant, Passage is an emotionally evocative record bearing sharp hooks, driven deep by heavy textures and broad dynamics"-PITCHFORK
"A storm of melodic sounds that crashes through your eardrums like powerful waves" -BUST MAGAZINE
"One of the more ambitious, evocative, and engaging efforts of 2012" -BEATS PER MINUTE

09/30/12 Montreal, QC- Il Motore
10/01/12 Toronto, ON- Horseshoe Tavern
10/02/12 Cleveland, OH- TBA
10/03/12 Chicago, IL- Subterranean
10/04/12 Minneapolis, MN- 400 Bar
10/08/12 Denver, CO- Larimer Lounge w/ Hundred Waters
10/11/12 Portland, OR- Bunk Bar
10/12/12 Vancouver, BC- Media Club
10/13/12 Seattle, WA- Barboza
10/16/12 San Francisco, CA- Rickshaw Stop w/ Sun Airway
10/17/12 Los Angeles, CA- The Satellite
10/18/12 San Diego, CA- Soda Bar
10/19/12 Phoenix, AZ- TBA
10/21/12 Ft. Worth, TX- Lola's- Lolaspalooza Festival
10/22/12 Austin, TX- Mohawk
10/23/12 Houston, TX- Fitzgerald's
10/24/12 New Orleans, LA- Circle Bar
10/25/12 Atlanta, GA- Masquerade- Purgatory
10/26/12 Asheville, NC- Moog Festival
11/02/12 Rekjavik, IS- Iceland Airwaves
11/03/12 Amsterdam, NL- London Calling
11/06/12 London, UK- The Lexington
11/07/12 Sheffield, UK- The Plug
11/08/12 Leeds, UK- Wharfe Chambers
11/09/12 Glasgow, UK- King Tuts
11/10/12 Dublin, IE- Whelans
11/12/12 Manchester, UK- The Castle
11/13/12 Brighton, UK- Green Door Store
11/14/12 Gent, BE- Vorruit
11/15/12 Opwijk, BE- Nijdrop
11/16/12 Cologne, DE- Studio 672
11/17/12 Munich, DE- Orangehouse
11/18/12 Berlin, DE- Magnet Club
11/19/12 Frankfurt, DE- Zoom
11/20/12 Hamburg, DE- Prinzenbar


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Dirty Lights @ Swing House Studios


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Vivian Girls @ The Smell

VIVIAN GIRLS play a Pussy Riot Benefit at the Smell tonight, Monday, August 27th.
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The Hives - Wait A Minute
The Hives are ready for their close up with the release of their new video for "Wait A Minute," which recently premiered on MTV. MTV's own Buzzworthy Blog remarked "with squirmy close-ups on Howlin' Pelle Almqvist's cartoon eyes and mesmerizing jaw, 'Wait A Minute' is anything but zen; it's a taught, nervy, post-punk track that stays true to the Swedish group's garage origins."

Directed by Travis Schneider, the video was filmed in a Chicago hotel room using only some leather, an iron, a floor lamp, frozen yogurt, and the sweltering Chicago sun. "Wait A Minute" is the second single from The Hives lauded new album Lex Hives, which was released earlier this summer on the band's own Disques Hives.

Feel free to post & share the new "Wait A Minute" video:

The Hives will return to the U.S. next month for a West Coast run, kicking off September 2 at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia with stops in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Oakland, Las Vegas, and more. The tour will include appearances on CONAN on September 12 and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on October 5.

The September dates are the latest on the band's world tour, which included a stop this past weekend at Reading & Leeds Festival, and marks their second outing in the U.S. following a widely-praised run in June. The Philadelphia Inquirer proclaimed "The Hives have been single-handedly saving rock and roll," and the Washington Times stated, "The Hives played the audience like a fiddle." Similarly, MTV praised their "Superhuman capacity for consistent excellency," and SPIN anointed Howlin' Pelle Almqvist "one of the greatest frontmen in rock."

The band's newest album Lex Hives is receiving worldwide praise, with NME declaring "Let it be said that Lex Hives is amazing," and Q Magazine's 4-star review asserting "Lex Hives fizzes with the energy of a debut album, the quintet emphatically back to what they do best." Likewise, The Independent states, "If Lex Hives has one fault, it's that it makes you want to switch it off, go straight out and see the Hives live," and Entertainment Weekly proclaims "The Hives have returned to remind us the Swedes do it better."

The Hives are Howlin' Pelle Almqvist, Nicholaus Arson, Chris Dangerous, Dr. Matt Destruction, and Vigilante Carlstroem.

September 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Made In America Festival
September 5 - Victoria, BC @ Club9one9 Nightclub
September 6 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
September 7 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
September 8 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
September 10 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
September 11 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
September 13 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
September 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
September 16 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks (93.3 KTCL Big Gig)
October 6 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet's
October 8 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
October 9 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
October 10 - Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater

The Hives' new album Lex Hives is available now on iTunes.

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