The Hives Share Raucous New Single ‘Countdown To Shutdown’

The Hives offer another preview of their upcoming album The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons with their new single “Countdown to Shutdown.”

Frontman Howlin’ Pelle talks about the song in a statement:

“The countdown to the financial collapse? The countdown to the weekend bender you’ve been waiting for? The countdown to your favorite sports competition? The Hives have you covered with ‘Countdown To Shutdown.’ A versatile banger for all your summer rock needs. Approximately 37% more effective than the closest competitor and sure to help your Q2 and Q3 results. Buy now and watch the stock rise!”

The song comes with a funny music video directed by SNASK. A group of businessmen perform the song in a cramped conference room before bringing chaos (slapstick hijinks) to the rest of the office as their confused co-workers look on. Eventually, they run into the band who rightfully take over and rock the men out of the room.

Watch it below.

The Hives will release their new album The Death of Randy Fitzsimmons on August 11th via FUGA marking their first studio release in 10 years. Pre-order it here.

The band is currently touring the UK/Europe with Arctic Monkeys. They’ll embark on a North American tour this fall. Check out all their dates here.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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