Slowdive - Everything Is Alive

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1 Shanty
2 Prayer Remembered
3 Alife
4 Andalucia Plays
5 Kisses
6 Skin in the Game
7 Chained to a Cloud
8 The Slab

Bee OK, Tuesday, 20 June 2023 15:43 (one year ago) link

I'm assuming at least one of those songs is epic.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 20 June 2023 15:45 (one year ago) link

Bee OK, Tuesday, 20 June 2023 15:45 (one year ago) link

New song is good, so hard to believe the last album was six years ago. Where has the time gone?

Bee OK, Tuesday, 20 June 2023 18:04 (one year ago) link

New song sounds great, like the pop vibe.

that's not my post, Wednesday, 21 June 2023 01:44 (one year ago) link

totally great, actually. and a very comforting band to still have around. hoping the rest of the album is more of the same.

meg white's superior technique. (Austin), Wednesday, 21 June 2023 21:21 (one year ago) link

Got a ticket to the Toronto show, new single is fantastic

Murgatroid, Thursday, 22 June 2023 00:28 (one year ago) link

Pre-cover anyone?

Allen (etaeoe), Thursday, 22 June 2023 19:34 (one year ago) link

Perhaps, perhaps...

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 22 June 2023 19:56 (one year ago) link

Kisses is great, need to stop watching the video

Bee OK, Saturday, 24 June 2023 01:10 (one year ago) link

Philly and D.C. shows sold out way too fast for my liking. Snoozed on it this morning, and by the time I thought “oh yeah, gotta grab Slowdive tickets” this evening, they were gone.

spastic heritage, Saturday, 24 June 2023 03:22 (one year ago) link

An extra show was added to Los Angeles right after the sale this morning and I was able to get tickets for that.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 24 June 2023 03:32 (one year ago) link

Tried all day for SF, a cluster. I should check again.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 24 June 2023 03:33 (one year ago) link

couldn't get tickets for the austin show because THERE ISN'T ONE

the absence of bikes (f. hazel), Saturday, 24 June 2023 04:22 (one year ago) link

y'all don't do presales? the Toronto show had like two different presales (Spotify and promoter)

Murgatroid, Saturday, 24 June 2023 04:23 (one year ago) link

The pre-sale in LA was only for the first night and a tiny number of tickets were made available. I tried, but it quickly sold out.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 24 June 2023 04:36 (one year ago) link

Looks like I will miss the LA shows. :Sadface:

Bee OK, Saturday, 24 June 2023 05:08 (one year ago) link

If Shanty doesn’t have a bunch of bearded fishermen in chunky sweaters I’m going to be very disappointed.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 24 June 2023 07:06 (one year ago) link

Sounded great at Glastonbury

groovypanda, Sunday, 25 June 2023 17:29 (one year ago) link

Ummm so either this band is a lot more popular in the States than I realized, or they booked too-small venues. The Cleveland show sold out in like ten minutes.

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 25 June 2023 19:09 (one year ago) link

ha yeah, Denver is the same ... and yes, they should probably be playing places twice the size?

tylerw, Sunday, 25 June 2023 19:10 (one year ago) link

New song is gorgeous and sounds like some of the 00s/10s bands that took influence from Slowdive, kind of a full circle thing. Strong tune plus Neil and Rachel's voices plus those guitars... can't wait for the album

Vinnie, Sunday, 25 June 2023 19:15 (one year ago) link

New song is really growing on me. Got my ticket for Chicago (still available, BTW). I'm so psyched!

daavid, Monday, 26 June 2023 16:59 (one year ago) link

how was the Glastonbury set?

koogs, Tuesday, 27 June 2023 21:39 (one year ago) link

Crap, sold out in SF. Alas. Glad I saw them for the s/t tour at least

octobeard, Tuesday, 27 June 2023 22:05 (one year ago) link

Agreed there! But I'll make my way into that show yet.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 June 2023 22:22 (one year ago) link

aw, was hoping for a few more new tracks in the Glastonbury set... they're being coy!

the absence of bikes (f. hazel), Tuesday, 27 June 2023 22:43 (one year ago) link

I think both LA shows are sold out. When I checked last they only had $200 tickets for the second night.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 27 June 2023 23:29 (one year ago) link

Gotta admit, this song is indistinguishable from 500 other bands that bang around the gazey landfill of the last 5 years. Full circle? Maybe, but it wish it had ANY personality.

ⓓⓡ (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 2 July 2023 14:55 (one year ago) link

I saw them just before they released the s/t, I think maybe it was at the Mayan in downtown LA. Absolutely great. Really kinda floored me, as did that album. Getting the sense I won't see them this time around, but glad they're selling out the venues.

omar little, Sunday, 2 July 2023 16:25 (one year ago) link

Disagree that "Kisses" has no personality. Next to the flangy guitars, I clearly hear the singer of Mojave 3 and no one else. (The synthesis of those two strands of Halstead's career is a nice touch on the 2017 record and now this.)

That said, this was presumably chosen as the first promotional track because it is straightforward pop. I'm curious to see how challenging the other tracks are, since the press release mentions electronic experimentation.

Melomane, Sunday, 2 July 2023 18:48 (one year ago) link

second show added on Oct 16 in SF. hyped to see them again.

that's not my post, Tuesday, 11 July 2023 19:30 (one year ago) link

Oh nice! On sale now?

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 11 July 2023 20:04 (one year ago) link

Answering my own question: yes they are! Thanks for the tip, just got GA floor.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 11 July 2023 20:06 (one year ago) link

ehh, I find the new song completely forgettable. Like something he'd write in his sleep.

paulhw, Tuesday, 11 July 2023 23:38 (one year ago) link

Nice I'll be there as well!

octobeard, Wednesday, 12 July 2023 08:40 (one year ago) link

Babe wake up new slowdive

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 18 July 2023 16:14 (eleven months ago) link

ivy (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 July 2023 16:16 (eleven months ago) link

Liking this one better than the first single. Love the guitar sound.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 18 July 2023 16:20 (eleven months ago) link

listening to these new songs while it thunderstorms outside… bliss

ivy (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 July 2023 16:26 (eleven months ago) link

I really like this one. It's a lot more instant than Kisses. His voice sounds a bit like Alasdair from The Clientele on it.

kitchen person, Tuesday, 18 July 2023 18:28 (eleven months ago) link

This is great, this album might even be better than the last one.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 18 July 2023 18:41 (eleven months ago) link

this one's much better than "kisses"

ufo, Tuesday, 18 July 2023 20:56 (eleven months ago) link

Much better than kisses but still..

nostormo, Tuesday, 18 July 2023 21:07 (eleven months ago) link

interesting track although the chorus vocal sounds like a pisstake. The guitar part sounds like the first EP!

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 19 July 2023 00:01 (eleven months ago) link

Yeah not fully sold on the vocals but guitars sound amazing

Vinnie, Wednesday, 19 July 2023 08:25 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Saw their gig last night, brilliant show, they are an absolute powerhouse live (loud!). Weirdly they only played “kisses” from the upcoming record—I was half-expecting some more new tracks but I guess they’ll add them to the setlist for the autumn run of shows, once the album is out? Rachel stole the audience’s hearts btw

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Sunday, 6 August 2023 09:26 (eleven months ago) link

New song next week: The Slab

The Slab.

Coming next week.

— Slowdive (@slowdiveband) August 4, 2023

Xgau Murder Spa (nikola), Tuesday, 8 August 2023 15:35 (eleven months ago) link

It’s out:

Xgau Murder Spa (nikola), Wednesday, 9 August 2023 17:10 (eleven months ago) link

Alright, this is the first track that offers the more ambient, electronic stylings that the press release augured. I admit, I didn’t expect Slowdive 2023 to sound like Seefeel 1993. Still, nothing at all wrong with this tune and I still look forward to the album.

Melomane, Wednesday, 9 August 2023 17:15 (eleven months ago) link

BTW, Spotify presale code for today only is ALIVE

Bee OK, Wednesday, 6 December 2023 18:33 (seven months ago) link

Thanks! Snagged some good seats for the Austin show

the absence of bikes (f. hazel), Wednesday, 6 December 2023 19:55 (seven months ago) link

Thanks for posting the code. See you in Pomona

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 7 December 2023 01:17 (seven months ago) link

^ can't wait, will have to exchange info before show.

Bee OK, Saturday, 9 December 2023 01:49 (seven months ago) link

Went on site for that Pomona show and they're already sold out. They sold out the day tickets went on sale like Taylor Swift, lol. They're playing too small of venues.

Bee OK, Saturday, 9 December 2023 01:54 (seven months ago) link

Ventura Theatre date just added: April 25

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 9 December 2023 04:27 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Ultimately this is step below the self titled album. There are too many instruments overall for my taste, I just love Rachel and Neil vocals on Slowdive's songs. To be fair, the last album is probably their best.

Bee OK, Saturday, 23 December 2023 05:20 (six months ago) link

souvlaki > s/t > everything is alive > pygmalion > just for a day

ufo, Saturday, 23 December 2023 13:13 (six months ago) link

uhhh no

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 23 December 2023 13:17 (six months ago) link

everything is alive > pygmalion


anyway, spoon & rafter > all of the above. a very good day to you all!

imago, Saturday, 23 December 2023 13:18 (six months ago) link

well actually pull pygmalion to the top and I can live with the other rankings

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 23 December 2023 13:19 (six months ago) link

I don't like the new one much tbh. it's fine and maybe it will grow on me but currently it's my least favourite

they were very loud when I saw them recently, probably the loudest gig I've been to this year. regretted not bringing earplugs at times

Colonel Poo, Saturday, 23 December 2023 13:21 (six months ago) link

i only really care about half of pygmalion, and that half is fantastic but the other tracks do nothing for me

ufo, Saturday, 23 December 2023 14:37 (six months ago) link

I'm with your ranking, UFO, and concur with your feelings about "Pygmalion".

Surprised we haven't mentioned some of their side projects - my favorites are Black Hearted Brother and Minor Victories.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Saturday, 23 December 2023 18:26 (six months ago) link

i still love this album, ranks very high for me. but thanks, col. poo, for also noting how fucking loud they are now live

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Saturday, 23 December 2023 21:17 (six months ago) link

I probably rank Just For a Day higher then most of you and rank Pygmalion lower. Was Just For a Day a bit of a let down after their first three EPs? Sure, but it was no different then The Boo Radleys, Swervedriver, or Catherine Wheel. I don't know, living through that and experiencing everything that came out at time of release was spectacular. Probably the best time of my life. Yeah, just wanted to throw some love to Just For a Day.

Bee OK, Sunday, 24 December 2023 00:36 (six months ago) link

It actually has my favorite overall sound of their albums, it's really magical and I always wonder if any other band successfully emulated it. It's one of those albums like Garlands by Cocteau Twins that has this deeply special world I need more of and I wonder if it's just futile trying to create more of that?

Pygmalion is my favorite though.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 24 December 2023 00:50 (six months ago) link

this is funny, i am pretty firm in my ranking :

just for a day>souvlaki>pygmalion>everything is alive>s/t

but i also only got into them in my senior year of high school (2002) and so don’t really have any memories of feelings upon their release except the new one.

butt dumb tight my boners got boners (the table is the table), Sunday, 24 December 2023 13:04 (six months ago) link

also i was expecting them to be exceptionally loud when i saw them in September— it
wasn’t loud at all?!!

butt dumb tight my boners got boners (the table is the table), Sunday, 24 December 2023 13:07 (six months ago) link

four months pass...

April 26, 2024
Slowdive at Fox Theater Pomona, Pomona, CA

She Calls
Star Roving
Catch the Breeze
Crazy for You
chained to a cloud
Souvlaki Space Station
When the Sun Hits
40 Days
Sugar for the Pill
Golden Hair (Syd Barrett cover)

Bee OK, Saturday, 27 April 2024 18:50 (two months ago) link

Slowdive were phenomenal last night. Rachel looked like Cruella De Vil as half her hair was white and the other half was black. She also wore something fluffy and white which would not have been out of place in the Disney movie. The place was packed with the crowd being very young. Resale tickets were around $250 each last time I checked. They are a band on top of their game, so happy for their recent success.

Bee OK, Saturday, 27 April 2024 18:56 (two months ago) link

Five Souvlaki songs!

Bee OK, Saturday, 27 April 2024 18:57 (two months ago) link

Seeing them next month. Psyched about She Calls making the setlist

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 27 April 2024 19:02 (two months ago) link

Updated set list from last night: (“Dagger” wasn’t played)

Terrific show - Rachel called a halt to “She Calls” and the band’s crash into the restart was one of the greatest sounds I’ve heard anywhere

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 27 April 2024 21:34 (two months ago) link

Sounds awesome! They’ll be playing at some festivals up here later in the year, hoping for another standalone set.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 27 April 2024 22:23 (two months ago) link

anything other than Outside Lands? I haven't been there in like 20 years, and there have been plenty of better lineups than this year, but I'm half inclined to go this time just because of them and Grace Jones

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Saturday, 27 April 2024 23:13 (two months ago) link

Thanks for the correction Elvis Telecom, we should have met up to say hi.

Bee OK, Sunday, 28 April 2024 00:59 (two months ago) link

I drove 170 round trip last night, the place that I live is just so huge.

Bee OK, Sunday, 28 April 2024 01:00 (two months ago) link


Bee OK, Sunday, 28 April 2024 01:02 (two months ago) link

So I'll be a little nitpicky... the sound at the Fox Theater last night was uncharacteristically moderate? I brought earplugs this time, but didn't use them. I keep thinking of the Bellwether show last year with all the sound coming at you at once - literally on fire burning Teengazers in their tracks like moths to flame. Last night was just amazingly great. As mentioned earlier, they are at performing peak right now and if you're on the fence about going, this is your push.

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 28 April 2024 03:21 (two months ago) link

Thanks for the correction Elvis Telecom, we should have met up to say hi.

yeah! I feel like our pages are at least 70% identical. Are you going to Kraftwerk in May?

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 28 April 2024 03:25 (two months ago) link

BTW, it's complete bullshit that Slowdive isn't playing the Las Vegas Sphere right now. I can't think of anyone more perfect for it. How do we make Spheredive happen?

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 28 April 2024 03:25 (two months ago) link

Moreno Valley
Moreno Valley

2 hours 30 minutes
170 Miles

Bee OK, Sunday, 28 April 2024 04:05 (two months ago) link

Not going to Kraftwerk, unfortunately, going to fewer shows these days. Sad, because it's one of the funniest things in life.

Bee OK, Sunday, 28 April 2024 04:08 (two months ago) link

anything other than Outside Lands?

I know I saw them listed for something else -- and not around the same time either, which was kinda odd but interesting.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 28 April 2024 15:02 (two months ago) link

Bee OK, Sunday, 28 April 2024 20:53 (two months ago) link

I'm surprised they're even doing Outside lands; they're in Sweden two nights before and then back to Portugal two nights after. Crazy schedule!

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Sunday, 28 April 2024 21:33 (two months ago) link

slowdive more like quickflight

ivy., Sunday, 28 April 2024 21:42 (two months ago) link

i assume they're renting or borrowing equipment for the SF gig

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Sunday, 28 April 2024 22:32 (two months ago) link

(worth the watch)

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 28 April 2024 23:59 (two months ago) link

holy shit the version of "When the Sun Hits" there is IMMENSE

assert (matttkkkk), Monday, 29 April 2024 04:25 (two months ago) link

I was looking at the members names of 90s shoegaze bands a while ago and it seemed like a lot of them had names like "Scaz, Biv and Smithy". But when I think on it there's a lot of british musicians in the 80s-90s with short names (presumably nicknames): Lol, Loz, Gaz, Bez, Boz... I'm sure there's a lot more.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 29 April 2024 21:35 (two months ago) link

There was a drummer for Swervedriver named Jez

brimstead, Monday, 29 April 2024 21:37 (two months ago) link

Since Morrisey was nicknamed Moz, I like to think Boz Boorer's real first name is Borrisey.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 29 April 2024 21:45 (two months ago) link

not many "biff"s in this scene iirc. breaking the three letter format, not welcome.

interstellar anthropologist+music philosopher, (Austin), Monday, 29 April 2024 21:50 (two months ago) link

Related - here's a recent-ish interview with three-latter named Slowdive drummer Ian McCutcheon

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 29 April 2024 22:39 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Saw them on Monday night (sounded great but i was stuck between two tall guys so could hardly see them playing). My ears perked up during the pre-set music, when they played this lovely shoegazy tune that sounded very Slowdive influenced. Shazamed it and it turns out it came out in 1984. For your enjoyment

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 29 May 2024 08:51 (one month ago) link

Probably from this:

with hidden noise, Wednesday, 29 May 2024 12:09 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Livestreaming a festival show from Bilbao next Saturday July 13 on Arte & their youtube channel probably:

StanM, Sunday, 7 July 2024 18:35 (five days ago) link

(last Thursday's show at Rock Werchter is on Youtube but it won't be there long probably, someone ripped the livestream)

StanM, Sunday, 7 July 2024 18:49 (five days ago) link

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