Tag: Slowdive

First Impressions: Slowdive – ‘Slowdive’ (album review)

First Impressions: Slowdive – ‘Slowdive’ (album review)

After a two-decade hiatus, post-rock/shoegaze titans Slowdive delighted fans in January with “Star Roving,” their first single in 22 years! After such a prolonged absence, it was refreshing to hear the familiar churn of Neil Halstead’s reverb-drenched guitar and Rachel Goswell’s airy vocals. Fans wondered whether a full album would contain the same magic as the first single. Thankfully, “Star Roving” was indeed a sign of […]

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Weekend Showcase 3.12

Weekend Showcase 3.12

With the turn of the calendar and the changing of the seasons, the music, too, is blossoming. Sun-kissed numbers, uplifting ballads, memorable anthems, searing rockers, and witty stories occupy the Weekend Showcase 3.12 edition, which has a record-setting 58 songs. The featured artists are representing 16 countries, including: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, England, France, Germany, […]

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Melodic Tonic ’17, March 29th

Melodic Tonic ’17, March 29th

Your mid-week serving of new music cocktails is a shoegaze lover’s dream. These six singles from artists in the UK and US explore the spectrum from ambient dreamwave to louder psychedelic rock, with hints of bossa nova for added variety!  Enjoy the next 25 minutes of sonic bliss. Slowdive – “Sugar For the Pill” (Reading, England) RIYL: Slowdive, Mojave 3, The Jesus […]

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Slowdive – “Star Roving” (single)

Slowdive – “Star Roving” (single)

We don’t do this often, but when a seminal band like Slowdive returns after a 22-year hiatus, we have to give them plenty of love. “Star Roving” is their first song since 1995, and it is unbelievably good. The lush vocals, the dramatic build, and the mind-blowing, cosmic shoegaze we have loved for years have all returned. It’s as if […]

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