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Slowdive Share “Sugar For The Pill (Avalon Emerson’s Gilded Escalation)” Announce Release Day Listening Parties

Have you seen peppermint being made before? The hot, elastic sugary material is stretched out further than you’d think possible then folded back in on itself repeatedly. That’s how they get the swirl. Today Slowdive have shared “Sugar For The Pill (Avalon Emerson’s Gilded Escalation)” – a remix that embodies this process quite nicely. Warm and familiar, the quickly beloved track takes on a new shape at the deft hands of Avalon Emerson. With a runtime of almost 10 minutes, it’s quite the form of escapism.

Listen to “Sugar For The Pill (Avalon Emerson’s Gilded Escalation)”

We’re only a few days away from the release of Slowdive’s first record in 22 years. (We keep saying it because we can hardly believe it ourselves). That’s right, this Friday, May 5th Slowdive will be out in the world and at your fingertips. In celebration of this momentous occasion, approximately 50 stores across North America are hosting listening parties. They’ll have buttons, stickers, slipmats & more exclusives. Interested? Check out the map below to find one near you.

If you’re out at these events or simply picking up a copy from your local record shop, we’d love to see your photos! Use #Slowdive or tag us @deadoceans on Instagram.

(If you haven’t already)
Pre-order Slowdive:
slowdive.lnk.to/slowdive

Find a listening party near you!

Full list of participating stores:

1-2-3-4 Go! Records – San Francisco
1-2-3-4 Go! Records – Oakland
Bull City Records
Cactus Music
Criminal Records
Culture Clash Records
Down In The Valley
Easy Street Records
End of An Ear
Everyday Music
Fingerprints
Good Records
Grimey’s
Guestroom Records – Louisville
Guestroom Records – Norman
Guestroom Records – OKC
Harvest Records
Hear Again Records
Indy CD & Vinyl
KA-CHUNK!! Records
Landlocked Music
Lou’s Records
Luna Music
Lunchbox Records
Mills Record Company
M-Theory Music
Music Millennium
Music Saves
Omega Music
Park Ave CDs
Port of Sound
Radio-Active Records
Record Archive
The Record Exchange
Redscroll Records
Repo Records
Seasick Records
Shuga Records
Sonic Boom Records
The Sound Garden
Stinkweeds
Sweat Records
ToneVendor
Waiting Room Records
Waterloo Records
Zia Record Exchange

Slowdive Announce ‘Slowdive,’ First New Album In 22 Years, Out May 5th

Pre-order Slowdive
slowdive.lnk.to/slowdive

UK shoegaze pioneers Slowdive are pleased to announce their self-titled fourth album, out May 5th via Dead Oceans, and the beautifully understated new single, “Sugar For The Pill,” which follows the release of “Star Roving.” Additionally, Slowdive announced a live stream of a surprise show tomorrow, March 29th at London’s The Garage, the venue in which the band played their final London show in their original incarnation in December 1993. The stream will go live at 4:10 pm Eastern here: facebook.com/slowdive.

Slowdive’s stargazing alchemy is set to further entrance the faithful while beguiling a legion of fresh ears. These eight new tracks, simultaneously expansive and the band’s most direct material to date, deftly swerve away from any “trip down memory lane.” They were birthed at the band’s talismanic Oxfordshire haunt, The Courtyard, and mixed at Los Angeles’ famed Sunset Sound by Chris Coady (Beach House). Throughout, the group dynamic was all-important.

“When you’re in a band and you do three records, there’s a continuous flow and a development. For us, that flow re-started with us playing live again and that has continued into the record,” notes principle songwriter Neil Halstead.

The video for “Sugar For The Pill,” product by in/out, takes its inspiration from the Slowdive album artwork, which is itself a still from Harry Smith’s cult classic animation Heaven and Earth Magic – the vast spiritual narrative that has influenced so many artists since it was originally released back in 1957.

Slowdive is Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Christian Savill (guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Rachel Goswell (vocals) and Simon Scott (drums, electronics). Their debut album, Just For A Day, was released in 1991 by Creation Records, and was followed by the band’s now revered 1993 album Souvlaki and 1995’s Pygmalion before they disbanded. In the 22 years of their virtual disappearance, compilation albums have been released and the core members of the group have gone on to join other musical endeavors. In 2014, the band announced that they’d reunited and more new music would follow.

Watch Slowdive’s “Sugar For The Pill” video –

Listen to Slowdive’s “Star Roving” –
https://youtu.be/ogCih4OavoY

Slowdive Tour Dates:
Mon. March 27 – Glasgow, UK @ Art School — SOLD OUT
Tue. March 28 – Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool Arts Club — SOLD OUT
Wed. March 29 – London, UK @ The Garage
Thu. March 30 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece — SOLD OUT
Fri. March 31 – The Hague, NL @ Rewire Festival
Sun. April 2 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo — SOLD OUT
Mon. April 3 – Berlin, DE @ Festsaal — SOLD OUT
Sun. April 30 – Fort Worth, TX @ Fortress Festival
Tue. May 2 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Wed. May 3 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater # — SOLD OUT
Fri. May 5 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall # — SOLD OUT
Sat. May 6 – Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
Sun. May 7 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club # — SOLD OUT
Mon. May 8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel # — SOLD OUT
Tue. May 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Wed. May 10 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Thu. May 11 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Sat. May 13 – Santiago, CL @ Fauna Otono
Sun. May 14 – São Paulo, BR @ Balaclava Fest
Fri. June 2 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy
Sat. June 3 – London, UK @ Field Day
Fri. June 16 – Sun. June 18 – Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby
Fri. July 7 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
Fri. July 21 – Sun. July 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
Thu. Aug. 31 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival

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