Listen: Slowdive - “Sugar For the Pill (Avalon Emerson Gilded Escalation)” Remix

Slowdive Due Out May 5 via Dead Oceans

May 02, 2017
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Legendary '90s shoegazers Slowdive are releasing a new album, a self-titled affair and their first full-length in 22 years, this Friday (May 5) via Dead Oceans. Previously they had shared "Star Roving" and the video for "Sugar For the Pill." Now the band has shared a remix of "Sugar For the Pill" by Avalon Emerson, a DJ/producer originally from San Francisco. She expands the song to make it twice as long, as well as more electronic in nature. The official title for the remix is "Sugar For the Pill (Avalon Emerson Gilded Escalation)." Listen below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates, including a U.S. tour that starts tonight.

Slowdive's last album was 1995's Pygmalion. Slowdive broke up that year, although some of the members went on to form Mojave 3. The band reformed in 2014 and began playing shows again. The band's full line-up is back: Neil Halstead (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Christian Savill (guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Rachel Goswell (vocals), and Simon Scott (drums, electronics).

Slowdive was recorded at The Courtyard in Oxfordhsire and mixed at Los Angeles' Sunset Sound by Chris Coady (Beach House). Halstead had this to say about the album in a previous press release: "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."

We interviewed Slowdive's Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell in 2014 about the reunion and posted various articles on the band. Read our print magazine article on Slowdive's reunion. Read our separate interviews with Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell about the reunion. Finally read our interview with Halstead and Goswell about the bands that inspired Slowdive.

Pick up or download Under the Radar's current print issue, the Spring 2017 Issue, to read our new interview with Slowdive's Rachel Goswell about their new album.

Slowdive Tour Dates:

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, Chile @ Fauna Otono
Sun. May 14 - São Paulo, Brazil @ Balaclava Fest
Tues. May 16 - Buenos Aries, Argentina @ Niceto Club
Thurs. May 18 - Lima, Peru @ CC Baranco
Fri. June 2 - Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy
Sat. June 3 - London, UK @ Field Day
Sat. June 10 - Skopje, Macedonia @ Zdravo Mladi Festival
Fri. June 16 - Sun. June 18 - Mannheim, DE @ Maifeld Derby
Sat. July 1 - Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival
Thurs. July 6 - Trencin, Slovakia @ Pohoda Festival
Fri. July 7 - Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival
Sun. July 9 - Six Four Les Plages, France@ Pointu Festival
Fri. July 21 - Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
Sun. July 30 - Tahar Shi, Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival
Sat. Aug 19 - Trondheim, Norway  - Pstereo Festival
Sat. Aug 27 - Paris, France @ Rock En Seine Festival
Thu. Aug. 31 - Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
Thu. Sept 7 - Tel Aviv, Israel @ Barby Club
Fri. Sep. 15 - Sat. 16 Sept - Angers, France @ Levitation Fest
Sun. Sep. 17 - Birmingham, UK @ Beyond the Tracks Festival

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