One of the great surprises of 2017 has been the recorded return of Slowdive. After a string of reunion tours that found the English guitar-rock band as sonically sharp as ever, Rachel Goswell and company upped the ante with last month’s excellent self-titled LP — the band’s first in 22 years.
Slowdive, the record, is something to behold; singles like the surging “Star Roving” and melancholic “Sugar for the Pill” emit that classic shoegazing sound, but album cuts like opener “Slomo” and the ethereal “No Longer Making Time” seamlessly connect the band back to their early days. In fact, “No Longer Making Time” might be one of the finest tracks released all year.
For the NPR feature, Slowdive perform “Sugar For The Pill” at Royal Palms Shuffleboard parlor in Brooklyn, and you can watch video of that below.
Slowdive North American Tour 2017
October 23 – Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore
October 25 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune
October 26 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
October 28 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
November 1 – Denver, CO @ The Ogden
November 4 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
November 5 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
November 7 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
November 8 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
November 9 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Hall
November 10 – Toronto, ON @ CANADA @ Massey Hall
November 11 – New Haven, CT @ College St Music Hall
November 12 – New York City, NY @ Terminal 5
November 14 – Boston,MA @ Paradise
November 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
November 16 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head
November 17 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel