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Okay, MBV get alot of mentions around here, but I've not heard much about their shoegazing contemporaries. I like Slowdive's first two albums, "Waves" is one of my favourite songs...never really got into the mojave 3...

james e l, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Slowdive are quite wonderful (better than MBV, no, but right on up there). "Avalyn II" on 33 instead of 45 is incredible, try it sometime if you have the vinyl around. Mojave 3 is a big comedown in comparison, though they have their moments.

Trust me, I can talk shoegaze all day if you get me going. Be warned. ;-)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Love 'em, especially the Halstead ambient solo -- errrr -- third one. Also have a soft spot for the first Mojave 3.

Bring on Moose.

Andy, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, for crying out loud.

Nick, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

What's good about shoegazing ? That's a sincere question. Unlike other types of music I dislike, I don't even get the *theoretical* appeal of it. To me, it's the sound of rock and roll where melody, rocking, rhythm, balls and brains have all been replaced by swirlswirlswirl.

Patrick, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I like swirls.

Andy, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Swirls are very good. It's a question of whether not one likes the sounds, and I do. Who says that because you've got a guitar and an amp that therefore you must always rock out? To hell with that. Variety, variety! Let there be ever more of it!

If you're insistent on the fact, then know that a fair amount of those shoegaze characters did rock out when so inclined. Based on live experience alone, Chapterhouse, Slowdive, Ride, Lush and others could whip things up damn well. But they didn't have to, and things worked just fine regardless -- in fact, they worked spectacularly well. Hurrah!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, no rocking-out obligation whatsoever, I love variety too. I guess I'm just not moved by the swirl.

Patrick, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

'souvlaki' - excellent, stretches bounderies of shoegazing more than MBV - chapterhouse's later stuff got better, pale saints rocked live.

i iz shittin' you no ?

geordie racer, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

To be honest, I never got the appeal of Slowdive when they were releasing albums. Seemed too much like over-emphasis on the sonics, but not enough emphasis on the actual substance underlying it. I recently went back and listened to Pygmalion, and it was rather pleasant. I think the decision to morph into Mojave 3 paid off with much better material, though, especially on the newest.

Sean Carruthers, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Mojave 3 are nice without being gripping. They come off better live, admittedly, but the drowsy atmosphere on their first album has turned into my favorite bugaboo, 'classic songwriting.' Just what the world didn't need.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Sound is definitely important--maybe more important than melody to me (gasp!). Therefore, Slowdive please me MUCH. Patrick, you say it's the "sound of rock and roll" with all the "good stuff" taken out, but is it really even the sound of rock and roll? I mean, what the hell IS that, anyway? ;-) I guess if you don't find drowning slowly in a blissful wash of swirling, suffocating guitar textures to be an exhilarating experience, then Slowdive (and their fellow 'gazers) don't have much to offer you. But just listen to the way the chorus SURGES on "Catch the Breeze" off Just for a Day, and tell me you aren't touched...

Clarke B., Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Well it sure ain't the sound of polka ! ;) Hey, I'll give Slowdive's "Catch The Breeze" (or almost anything else) a chance if I don't have to buy the record (Napster not being an option).

Patrick, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, slowdive were the best of the shoegazers when it came to the sweeping crescendoes. 'pygmalion' is brilliant but then so is 'just for a day' and 'souvlaki' and the early eps. many a moonlit drive was soundtracked by 'just for a day' and 'nowhere'.

keith, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

piece of shit for sad sorry loser tossers to think that they are really deep.

y'all should just listen to beast of burden.

sorry looking bloke with thinning long hair...., Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Someone sent me a tape of Pygmalion three years ago, and I really liked it. The whole album is very good, but the first song, "Rutti", is mindbogglingly beautiful and an absolute masterpiece.

The experience of listening to that song for the first time is one I remember quite fondly: I was sitting in an electronic music studio in an empty mansion, late at night and in the middle of winter, and everything was dead quiet. I had just gotten the tape, and to be honest, wasn't expecting much (actually, what I was expecting turned out to be rather like Slowdive's earlier albums, which I heard soon after and didn't much like). So I was completely caught by surprise by what I heard: beautiful chords, hanging luminously in the air in the way that I thought that only Alan Sparhawk of Low could do. It was rich, understated, and utterly gorgeous. I won't bore you all with a play-by-play of my reaction to each new element in the song, but suffice it to say that I was continually amazed, especially when the shaker entered, about three or four minutes into the song, bringing the whole thing into time in the best possible way.

Whew!

I'm not much for Slowdive's other stuff, as I said, nor am I a big Mojave 3 fan, though Ask Me Tomorrow has a few decent songs. But I really think Pygmalion is a watershed album -- and "Rutti" is one of those moments in music where, in some unexpected synergy of skill and inspiration and who-knows-what, a group creates something of the very highest order.

-- Phil

Phil, Wednesday, 16 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Definitely classic. Though I acknowledge that MBV was "better" at the sorta thing they and Slowdive did, I find that I prefer listening to Slowdive more these days than MBV. Kinda like while I acknowledge that the Beatles were "better" than the Kinks, I'd still rather listen to the latter.

Hard to pinpoint why I've come to prefer Slowdive. Best I can think of is that their music just sounds prettier.

I'm agnostic about Mojave 3. Haven't heard that much and have liked what I have heard, but not blown away either.

Tadeusz Suchodolski, Thursday, 17 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Of course never in the same league as MBV. But still very pleasant. I only have the 'Catch the Breeze' E.P. and that one has an effortless beauty. And well...they had the Queen of Indie singing for them. :) The rest of the shoegazers sucked though.

Omar, Thursday, 17 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

mbv may have been 'objectively' better, but i don't really care about objective. i like mbv a lot, but i always liked slowdive more. the first 3 eps are fantastic esp catch the breeze. the first 2 albums very good too. pygmalion has its moments. mojave 3 were always disappointing though. didn't slowdive release a single as Eternal, on sarah records before they were slowdive?

gareth, Thursday, 17 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm so sure we had this question about 6 months ago - but I cannae find it anywhere, do old posts eventually get deleted, or can someone remember where it is? I can remeber me and someone else being the only people to stand up for them when they were being completely slated by everyone else.

Have to agree about Pygmalian, an absolute blinder, and just so typical of Alan McGee to drop an act just when they make a masterpiece! Their other albums I can take or leave to be honest, but I find them reasonably pleasant to fall to sleep to (and that's actually a compliment.)

Anyone know what All Natural Lemon and Lime Flavors are up to?

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 17 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Bollocks, just looked it up and they have called it a day. Shame as they were the only band which actually did anything interesting with a strict shoegazing sound over the last few years, unless anyone has any tips?

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 17 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I guess it all depends on what you define as strict.

In terms of shoegazer-inspired groups that I do love of slightly more recent vintage -- Windy and Carl, happily, have established their own reputation beyond that particular label, though they'll happily confirm their out and out love for all the original greats. If you really like Slowdive, I recommend the excellent Bethany Curve. Landing are a newer group with a lot of promise. Other names coming to mind -- Study of the Lifeless, Polar, Mira, Deardarkhead, Flowchart (at least part of the time)...

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 17 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Windy and Carl are not what I'd call a strict shoegazing sound, neither would I call, say, Pygmalion - far too minimal seeing as the genre is a bastard offspring of maximal MBV. Thanks for the recommnedations, I'll have a check on the others, although I heard Bethany Curve on Peel a few years ago and wasn't impressed at the time, but I often change my opinions on music after a few listens.

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 17 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

isobella are complete slowdive rip-offs. basically anything on claire records is gonna owe a debt to slowdive. blind mr jones did a nice slowdive impression for a short time.

keith, Friday, 18 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Slowdive are classic! Thee end ov "Catch the Breeze" sounds like the cocteau twins playing king crimson, or vice versa. It doesn't get much better than that for me. "Souvlaki" is ace too. My friend who deals in used records tells me that shoegazer 12"s are getting expensive! Who'd have thought it?

x0x0

Norman Fay, Saturday, 19 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Did shoegazers wear shoes that were really THAT interesting?

DG, Saturday, 19 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

All depends on the color.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 19 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I think pygmalion is a classic. The only other slovide song i am really fond of is shine. The really ethereal stuff, i havent heard anyone do it like that before. The rest of it, i can see why shoegazing got a bad name.

martinnoble, Sunday, 20 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I've never heard Moose...but I want to. Sucks to be getting into shoegaze 12 years too late.

JC, Sunday, 20 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

hey, what about Medicine?

their first album on creation, Shot Forth Self Living is, ahem, a shoegazer classic. seems to have been written out of the creation history though (not even mentioned in the Cavanagh book i think)

gareth, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Now we're talking! Medicine's first album is a total classic. Very good take on MBV. Ahem...good drug album too, so I've been told. :)

Omar, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

1. We do seem to cover everything in the end... I mean, I was thinking of posting this question a few months ago, but thought it would be laughed off the web.

2. Someone said that threads went missing. Indeed. What's happened to my 'Stephin Merritt' (Search & Destroy) thread?

3. I like the first Slowdive LP a lot.

the pinefox, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Bah, Medicine! Crap, all of it. Had the misfortune to see one of their earliest gigs, hated it, hated them from birth to death. Weak cheese and then some.

Brad Laner is a friendly guy to talk to, and his Electric Company stuff is flat out amazing (as is his production for bands like the astounding Furry Things). But Medicine? No, and no again.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 21 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Shame on you, Ned, and you were going up in my estimation until you blew it by dissing Medicine. "Shot forth..." is a great album, though listening to it with hindsight it sounds more psychedelic than shoegazing. Still...

Slowdive, f***ing loved 'em. Saw them supporting Ride in early '91, fantastic gig, could hear a word of vocals through their set, just guitars set on 'ethereal stun'. Nobody seems to have mentioned the transitional '5EP' EP, from late '93, when they stopped playing guitars and started to do more ambient/electronica stuff, very nice indeed. It all seemed to match up with what Chapterhouse were trying to do, but the 'House boys got Global Communication in to remix an album (which was great) rather than Reload (the same people) to remix a song (which was still great). I think they toured in late '93 together with Reload / GC as support. Now I'd say '93 was a better year than '94, early Seefeel records, the first Insides album, Spoonfed Hybrid etc....

Anyway, Slowdive - all their albums were great, though "Pygmalion" is the best, all the singles were great too. And to whoever mentioned Eternal, it was only second guitarist Christian who played on the one and only Eternal single on Sarah, but that's a cool semi-shoegazing single too. The first Mojave 3 album was a good late night listen but after the second one tried to hard to be Bob Dylan I gave up, I'm afraid.

Now Moose.... what a band! Their first two EPs and the first Revolver EP were the soundtrack to the best summer of my life. Happy days!

Rob M, Tuesday, 22 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hey, musically I don't care about anyone's estimation but my own, and if I had worthy experiences with Medicine I'd tell you -- AND I DIDN'T. EAT IT, BOY, EAT IT!

Good taste you've got there otherwise, though. ;-) Though Revolver? I don't know, they seemed fairly blah. Early Moose is worthy, however.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 22 May 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
Slowdive was brilliant, although it took me a while to get into Pygmalion, and I was initially dissapointed with the first listening.. Mojave 3? well, it's not Slowdive, but the first release has momentary flickers of their former Slowdive-esque sound. I'm suprised nobody mentioned the AMAZING Ride album "Nowhere". Dreams Burn Down is one my my altime fav's.. just a thought. BTW.. to whoever mentioned it earlier.. I like 'Swirls' too.

Trevor S, Thursday, 16 August 2001 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

two years pass...
Revive!! The only Medicine song I really dig is the one where they strum the guitar once and just let it resonate for several minutes. It's the first song on one of their albums - you know the one I mean.

Aaaaanyway, I've been trying to get everything by this here Slowdive band I can get my hands on. The bloody Pygmalion record's been setting me back around 75 bucks on Ebay! But it's all worth it, 'caue it's fucking ACE!! Strange, though. I find My Bloody Valentine boring as church, so why the hell do I like their much-less-acclaimed knockoff artists so much better? Y'know: Slowdive, Ride, Bark Psychosis, Disco Inferno. Strange, strange musical tastes I got.

BEST SLOWDIVE LP: Sure, Souvlaki is pop first class, but that Pygmalion, man. She's a damn ambient MASTERPIECE. Best "ambient" "chillout" whateveryacallit album EVER! Who's with me??

Somebody do a Slowdive CD80 mix CD!! There's still loads of stuff I haven't heard yet. Morningrise?? The self-titled debut EP?? Holding Our Breath?? I wouldn't know it!!

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Wednesday, 10 December 2003 23:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I got the OOP Blue Day EP on ebay, do you want to do a CDR trade?

As for why you prefer Slowdive to MBV, my guess is it's more dream pop than shoegazey? That's my reason, anyhow, since in my book Cocteaus trump MBV.

Leee Iacocca (Leee), Wednesday, 10 December 2003 23:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Classic if only for "Souvlaki Space Station" alone, which sends me swooning.

Mojave 3? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....................

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 10 December 2003 23:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Slowdive are excellent. Souvlaki is wonderful, like something between Loveless and Disintegration.

Stupid (Stupid), Wednesday, 10 December 2003 23:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Mojave 3 are lovely. I want to like Slowdive but the production sounds too dated and the overall sound too unicorn-y for me.

Sarah Pedal (call mr. lee), Thursday, 11 December 2003 00:03 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Dated?

How could a person go through life thinking Slowdive's production sounds 'dated'? I mean... this would mean you couldn't appreciate ANYTHING from the 80s! I pity your existance.

Stupid (Stupid), Thursday, 11 December 2003 00:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Hmm, well, I kinda have a soft spot for Stacey Q.

Sarah Pedal (call mr. lee), Thursday, 11 December 2003 00:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Hmm, well, I kinda have a soft spot for Stacey Q."

...you're a monster...

Stupid (Stupid), Thursday, 11 December 2003 00:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm listening to Just For A Day and it sounds like it should be the soundtrack to Lord of the Rings.

Sarah Pedal (call mr. lee), Thursday, 11 December 2003 00:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sarah's got a point -- I'm a person who barely listens to any 80s music at all. I sort of hold my breath when I listen to Just for a day, but the other stuff sounds good.

Leee Iacocca (Leee), Thursday, 11 December 2003 00:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm listening to Just For A Day and it sounds like it should be the soundtrack to Lord of the Rings.

Utterly befuddling?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 11 December 2003 00:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Just for a Day" is the only CD I've ever sold back. Not that it was so bad, it was just, disappointing after the excellent EPs. I wrote them off after that and Souvlaki sounds a little too gothy now.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 11 December 2003 00:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I do not understand people who don't listen to music from the 80s.

As far as I'm concerned, music was INVENTED in the 80s (or mor specifially, with Joy Division). Anything before that is just proto-music.

Stupid (Stupid), Thursday, 11 December 2003 00:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I felt the same thing when I went back to listen to them a couple months ago. There's good dated and then there's bad dated, and uh.. some of their stuff would fall into the second category now, I'm afraid.

may pang (maypang), Thursday, 11 December 2003 00:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Going to Chicago. Can't wait!

As a double bonus, got to see Low do a free (electric) in-store last week in Indianapolis. Icing on the cake.

dronestreet, Monday, 27 October 2014 14:43 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm really looking forward to the show Thursday. Bringing a friend who told me he has never heard of - not just heard, but heard of - Slowdive or Low. I'm almost more excited to see/hear his reaction.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 27 October 2014 14:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Just saw them in Boston, a great evening awash in their sound. Anyone else catch them on the US tour?

― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, October 27, 2014 12:42 AM (10 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i was at the boston show as well. i'm not super familiar with them but they sound unbelievably good on this tour.

call all destroyer, Monday, 27 October 2014 14:51 (two years ago) Permalink

Was at the NYC show, too. They played everything I could have hoped for. Deeply satisfied.

Evan, Monday, 27 October 2014 15:47 (two years ago) Permalink

to be honest i had fairly low expectations but they sounded really fucking good, a rare show that can transcend its dire venue so well

adam, Monday, 27 October 2014 16:45 (two years ago) Permalink

Well, shoegaze in general isn't as vulnerable as other genres are to the sound issues T5 offers.

Visibility on the other hand... still a problem.

Evan, Monday, 27 October 2014 17:03 (two years ago) Permalink

hitting up mpls show. good to hear they can transcend a bad venue

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 17:41 (two years ago) Permalink

I remember, roughly this time 6 years ago, talking to my coworker about the upcoming MBV reunion show here, and him saying "now we just need slowdive to get back together" and me thinking that would be the Best Thing Ever if it were ever to happen but I'm not holding out cause, 'nah... and now I'm seeing them tonight and I feel like I'm finally closing a chapter in my life.

ed.b, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:12 (two years ago) Permalink

It's funny because I saw MBV last year on the exact same day. I wonder what Shoegaze Halloween will bring for the year 2015

Still can't believe I got to see MBV (twice!)

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:35 (two years ago) Permalink

I haven't yet :(

Everyone says they're just so so so loud it's kind of killed my enthusiasm. I just don't want to submit myself to excessive loudness.

I am lame.

Evan, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:37 (two years ago) Permalink

MBV makes a very enveloping loudness, it goes beyond just an auditory feeling into a very visceral physical sensation. it didn't hurt my ears, it like, took hold of my chest. this was mainly the noise portion during YMMR, i'd say prior to that they weren't shockingly loud. i honestly loved it.

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:48 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah that's definitely similar to the rest of the explanations I'd heard as well. Hopefully I'll get another opportunity!

Evan, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 19:51 (two years ago) Permalink

"now we just need slowdive The Sundays to get back together"

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 21:03 (two years ago) Permalink

Nice to see that they're focusing on a new album and would like to make the band last as long as possible. A string of new albums would be amazing. But they also sound very firm about disbanding if they can't come up with great enough material, which is reassuring.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 28 October 2014 21:43 (two years ago) Permalink

Lovely show. Remarkable how much they and Low have in common. I'll always give the edge to Low, who do more with less, and whose lyrics are more than just another component in a big wash of sound (imo), but man, that wash of sound is so cool.

BTW, I thought this was funny:

http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858733575/

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 31 October 2014 13:43 (two years ago) Permalink

Does anybody in Seattle have a spare ticket for tonight?

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 21:55 (two years ago) Permalink

Seattle would be a great place to see Slowdive. I lived in Olympia in the early 90s and I think bands like Slowdive encapsulate that time and place better than any of the grunge bands.

I always loved Souvlaki, but didn't care for Pygmalion and thought Just For A Day was crap. I just discovered the Blue Day EP, though. Amazing! I think it's easily on par with Souvlaki. What a great EP!

3×5, Friday, 7 November 2014 21:53 (two years ago) Permalink

I've been listening to Blue Day today.
"Morningrise" is my current favorite Slowdive track.

Trip Maker, Friday, 7 November 2014 22:09 (two years ago) Permalink

(You might already know this but...) 'Blue Day' is a collection of tracks off their first three EPs (Slowdive, Morningrise and Holding Our Breath). I don't know when it was released, but obviously after the actual EPs in 1990/91. I got it free with Souvlaki.

Turtleneck Work Solutions (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Friday, 7 November 2014 23:59 (two years ago) Permalink

^ a collection of tracks, but not a collection of *all* of the tracks from the first three EPs

Annoyingly, 'Catch The Breeze' isn't on it (for starters). Annoying for me, because although I bought 'Slowdive' on vinyl when it came out, I taped the next two EPs off a friend, and the tape got distorted on that track, so I was initially pleased to discover that the Souvlaki bonus disc gave me those taped tracks on CD, but then frustrated to find one of my favourites had been mysteriously left off.

Turtleneck Work Solutions (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Saturday, 8 November 2014 00:04 (two years ago) Permalink

Real deal in SF tonight. It felt very genuine and all the smiles coming from the band was endearing.

austinato (Austin), Saturday, 8 November 2014 10:29 (two years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

Heads up:

https://twitter.com/RachelAGoswell/status/661654450742943744

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 3 November 2015 21:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Further:

https://twitter.com/RachelAGoswell/status/661655294641094656

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 3 November 2015 21:27 (one year ago) Permalink

This one Ned?: Rachel Goswell ‏@RachelAGoswell 1h1 hour ago @MidDevonDC getting incredibly fed up with the lack of collecting recycling from you. Paying for a service and not receiving it!

Lionel Richie the Wardrobe (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 3 November 2015 22:13 (one year ago) Permalink

That one IS the best one.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 3 November 2015 22:15 (one year ago) Permalink

https://soundcloud.com/slowdiveband/avalyn-live-2014

austinato (Austin), Thursday, 5 November 2015 16:13 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Has anyone been paying attention to the Minor Victories stuff?

Austin, Sunday, 24 April 2016 19:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I downloaded something by them a month or two ago

Lionel Richie the Wardrobe (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 24 April 2016 21:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Has everyone seen this, btw? https://youtu.be/Sjr6esFXJl4

Lionel Richie the Wardrobe (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 24 April 2016 21:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, I really liked it. Pretty well done. I wish they would have explained the album's title though.

Austin, Sunday, 24 April 2016 21:42 (one year ago) Permalink

I think it's a combination of this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souvlaki and this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_station

Lionel Richie the Wardrobe (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Sunday, 24 April 2016 21:44 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Liking this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBcpA7X11hI

groovypanda, Wednesday, 11 May 2016 11:28 (one year ago) Permalink

I think it's a combination of this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souvlaki and this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_station

The 'Space Station' part is a reference to a much-lovedstudio effect unit.

Vast Halo, Wednesday, 11 May 2016 21:19 (one year ago) Permalink

As for the first part, Slowdive were Jerky Boys fans.

Abandon hype all ye who enter here (Sanpaku), Thursday, 12 May 2016 02:17 (one year ago) Permalink

I stand corrected

Lionel Richie the Wardrobe (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Thursday, 12 May 2016 07:18 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

the Minor Victories album is out on Friday and it's pretty great imo

StanM, Wednesday, 1 June 2016 16:34 (one year ago) Permalink

It is! I liked it halfway after the first listen but the second pulls it all together, even the Mark Kozelek guest appearance. There's also a fantastic duet with the guy from Twilight Sad, whose vibe is similar.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 2 June 2016 17:07 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Really love "Breaking My Light" - brings to mind Blonde Redhead and Delgados respectively.

Everything Moves Towards The Sun (Ross), Saturday, 31 December 2016 01:01 (nine months ago) Permalink

New track Star Roving on 6Music at the moment

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08739lt

groovypanda, Thursday, 12 January 2017 08:50 (nine months ago) Permalink

Not sure if that link above worked

https://slowdive.lnk.to/star-roving

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogCih4OavoY

groovypanda, Thursday, 12 January 2017 08:57 (nine months ago) Permalink

comfort music for sure but exactly what I hoped for

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

Missed the thread revive but started a separate thread for the new album, whatever it turns out to be:

Slowdive's 2017 album

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 12 January 2017 15:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

OK I finally figured out what the new Slowdive song reminded me of. Basically a faster take on this similar melody:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvLkpxmVsOo

Evan, Thursday, 26 January 2017 18:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Secret / surprise gig at The Garage (Highbury) tomorrow night: http://www.alttickets.com/slowdive-tickets

Warren's Treat (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Tuesday, 28 March 2017 12:22 (six months ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=BxwAPBxc0lU

DJI, Wednesday, 29 March 2017 00:34 (six months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

i love on stuff like "shine" where it sounds like ocean waves are crashing over the song

brimstead, Sunday, 6 August 2017 17:38 (two months ago) Permalink

happens on "the sadman" big time as well

brimstead, Sunday, 6 August 2017 17:41 (two months ago) Permalink


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