The Hives Share Ferocious New Single ‘Good Samaritan’

Last month, The Hives marked their return with “I’m Alive.” Now, the band shares their second new single “Good Samaritan.” Listen to it below.

Speaking about the song in a statement, the band says the song is “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.”

Both “Good Samaritan” and “I’m Alive” will be available as a 7-inch double A-side single from Third Man Records. The single, which marks The Hives’ first physical release in seven years, is available now. Get a copy here. Both songs are expected to appear on the band’s forthcoming album.

The Hives recently wrapped up their North American tour with Refused. Next, they’ll head to Europe to play festivals like Spain’s Mad Cool Festival, Sweden’s Lollapalooza Stockholm, and England’s Victorious Festival. Find 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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