Music

The Hives Teach You How to Dance with Your Face

Music

The Hives Teach You How to Dance with Your Face

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The video for “Wait a Minute,” the second single off the Hives most recently record Lex Hives, is a study in throwback guitar pop. Not just because of the Beach Boys harmonies and simple ’60s style garage riff, but also because of the simplicity of the dancing on display. You see, back in the day, people believed that the arms and the legs were the devil’s puppet strings, so anyone caught moving either too vigorously on the dance floor was sentenced to a month in prison. Look it up. The past was weird. Here the band pay tribute to that dark era in world politics with a series of dance moves that utilize the only tool kids had available to them at the time for dancing: the face. There’s the popular lip snarl, the jaw twitch, the eye brow raise, and the ever popular sweat-like-a-motherfucker.