Posts Tagged ‘Slowdive’

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “Slomo” and “Catch the Breeze” Live

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

I’ve been on a Slowdive kick since I heard the new album has coming out, and it way exceeded my expectations for it.

Here’s a live performance for Pitchfork that features both new and old songs, including “Slomo,” “Catch the Breeze” “Slowdive,” “Star Roving” and “Avalyn.” For some reason the music doesn’t actually start until 7:15 into the video.

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “No Longer Making Time”

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Slowdive’s new self-titled album

just (iTunes)

dropped (Amazon).

Buy it.

Here’s a live version of “No Longer Making Time,” one of the new tracks:

The studio version is even prettier.

BUY!

IT!

I’m watching new episodes of MST3K and listening to a new Slowdive album. I’ve obviously died and gone to 1990s Heaven…

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “Sugar for the Pill”

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Slowdive’s new, self-titled album, their first in two decades, is due out May 5. “Sugar for the Pill” is the second preview cut off that album (following “Star Roving“).

Shoegazer Sunday: Minor Victories’ “Scattered Ashes (song for Richard)”

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

I was already inclined to like Minor Victories based on the presence of Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell. And then “Scattered Ashes (song for Richard)” is not only a swell song in its own right, but has video that punches all the Internet’s meme buttons at once.

I KAN HAZ SHOEGAZE?

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “Star Roving”

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Slowdive released a new single this week. Is there any doubt what this week’s Shoegaze Sunday offering would be?

You can buy it here.

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive and Brian Eno’s “AB”

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Yet another unreleased Slowdive track. I thought I posted this years ago, but evidently not. It’s found on the I Saw the Sun compilation of unreleased Slowdive songs (not available in your local record story).

It’s slight, pleasant, and memorable.

There’s either three whole albums of unreleased Slowdive music out there, or one great album…

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive’s “Slowdive (Purple Drank Shadows Remix)”

Sunday, August 7th, 2016

Been too busy with work, cataloging books, attending Armadillocon, etc., to seek out Sunday Shoegaze offerings. To make amends here’s a Slowdive remix named after the most ghetto of drinks and slowed down enough for the tempo to work as Slowcore or Doom Metal.

Shoegazer Sunday: Catch The Breeze’s “The Shallow Bed”

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

A shoegaze band named after the first Slowdive song I ever heard? How can I resist?

Shoegazer Sunday: Scarlet Leaves Covers Slowdive’s “Catch the Breeze”

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Since I played Slowdive doing “Catch the Breeze” live last week, here’s Brazil’s Scarlet Leaves covering it this week.

Shoegazer Sunday: Slowdive Playing “Catch the Breeze” Live in Austin 4/29/16

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

After Levitation Fest was cancelled due to the threat of inclement weather (the site is near the Colorado, the ground was already a bog, and the forecast called for nonstop rain that didn’t actually materialize), there was a last minute makeup show with Twin Peaks, Brian Jonestown Massacre, and, yes, Slowdive! Andrew Wimsatt was able to snag us a couple of tickets for the show at The Scoot Inn on east 4th at the ridiculously low price of $7.50 each. Good thing he was at his computer, as the show sold out in two minutes.

It was a great show, the weather was pretty close to perfect (with a nice breeze), and I only had to wait a quarter-century to see Slowdive live.

Alas, they didn’t play “Primal,” but they did play “Golden Hair,” “Machine Gun,” and “Avalyn.”

They also played “Catch the Breeze.” Andrew was kind enough to record the entire show on his iPhone, and the sound and video quality are surprisingly decent, so here it is: