Watch: Slowdive - “Don’t Know Why” Video

Slowdive Out Now via Dead Oceans

Oct 11, 2017
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Legendary '90s shoegazers Slowdive released a new album, a self-titled affair and their first full-length in 22 years, earlier this year via Dead Oceans. It was our Album of the Week. Now the band have shared a video for "Don't Know Why." Grant Singer directed the clip, which is alas an Apple Music exclusive. So watch it over there. Below are the band's upcoming tour dates.

Singer had this to say about the video in a press release: "This video is less about logic and more about a feeling. It's a triptych about memory, about being lost and abandoned. Slowdive has been my favorite band since I was a kid. To say that making this video was surreal would be an understatement. Their music has been this gift-this friend that stays with me always and gets better over time. Hearing their new album left me speechless. So having the opportunity to make something for them is an honor that I don't take for granted." 

Read our review of Slowdive.

Read our Album of the Week post on Slowdive.

Read our interview with Slowdive's Rachel Goswell about the making of the album.

If you're an Under the Radar Patreon supporter then revisit our 2003 interview with Slowdive.

Previously they had shared "Star Roving," the video for "Sugar For the Pill," and a remix of "Sugar For the Pill" by Avalon Emerson, a DJ/producer originally from San Francisco.

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.

Slowdive Tour Dates:

Wed. Oct. 11 - Leeds, UK @ Town Hall
Fri. Oct. 13 - London, UK @ Roundhouse - SOLD OUT
Mon. Oct. 23 - Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore
Wed. Oct. 25 - Seattle, WA @ The Neptune - SOLD OUT
Thu. Oct. 26 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sat. Oct. 28 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater   
Sun. Oct. 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Mon. Oct. 30 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet's - SOLD OUT
Wed. Nov. 1 - Denver, CO @ The Ogden
Fri. Nov. 3 - Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
Sat. Nov. 4 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
Sun. Nov. 5 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Tue. Nov. 7 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Wed. Nov. 8 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Thu. Nov. 9 - Buffalo, NY @ Town Hall
Fri. Nov. 10 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Sat. Nov. 11 - New Haven, CT @ College St Music Hall

Sun. Nov. 12 - New York City, NY @ Terminal 5  
Tue. Nov. 14 - Boston, MA @ Paradise - SOLD OUT
Wed. Nov. 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Thu. Nov. 16 - Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head
Fri. Nov. 17 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Sat. Nov. 18 - St. Petersburg, FL @ El Cultura Festival

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