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Slowdive - Listen to 7-Minute Long Japanese Bonus Track “30th June”

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Legendary ‘90s shoegazers Slowdive released a new album, a self-titled affair and their first full-length in 22 years, last week via Dead Oceans. It was our Album of the Week. Now a bonus track from the Japanese edition of the album has surfaced. It’s entitled “30th June” and is 7-minutes long. Listen to the gorgeous track below via Stereogum.

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:

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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