Slowdive are back.

shawnd2007

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http://thequietus.com/articles/14361-slowdive-interview


From the article:
The duo’s enthusiasm for what is to come is palpable, not least when it comes to the geekier elements of reforming a band noted for their treated guitar sound. “There are lots of pedals around now that weren’t available before,” Halstead says. “I’ve been beavering away putting together a new pedal board for the past few months. That’s been fun.”


Here a shot of their boards circa 1993



Some more here: http://www.guitargeek.com/christian-savill-slowdive-1993-guitar-rig-and-gear-setup-diagram/

And : http://www.guitargeek.com/rachel-goswell-slowdive-1993-guitar-rig-and-gear-setup-diagram/


and lastly here is the singer doing a solo acoustic set ( I think)

 

e-flat

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This could be great.
I really dug some of the Mojave 3 stuff, too.

Slowdive getting back together.....
And Swervedriver is supposedly releasing a new album...

Excellent.
 

e-flat

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Swervedriver album? YES!
There's a nice recording from KEXP in Seattle in which they play some old stuff as well as a new track called Deep Wound. (Dinosaur Jr reference? Dunno :)
I'm on my phone so I can't grab a link, but just search on YouTube!
 

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The last Slowdive gigs I saw were absolutely mind-blowing... The Industry, Pontiac, Michigan and Lee's Palace, Toronto... both in May 1994. Previously, I attended several of the Slowdive/Ride gigs two years before that.

The energy and impact of Slowdive's live mix is only rivaled by one or two other bands I've ever seen, for example, Dead Can Dance and Cocteau Twins who have their own sheer visceral impact and a live sound that is otherworldly.

I had several beers with the band before the soundcheck at Lee's Palace in 1994. It's funny... I fancy darker English (and Russian) stout. Slowdive loved that Budweiser was cheap, ubiquitous, and easy to drink all day long. Lol. A music connoisseurs' band loving Budweiser.

Welcome back, Slowdive!
 
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Jet Age Eric

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You can get Deep Wound on bandcamp (it's not a DJr. reference, per se, but Los Swervies certainly know of the band). Mark Gardener (Ride) remixed the track for the b-side and it's really good. Adam and Mark sing on one track on my upcoming record. :)

I only liked Souvlaki, but when Slowdive toured their first record the club they played at filmed it and often played the video between sets, in the foyer etc.--that performance was awesome. -E
 

Jet Age Eric

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Was that the old 9:30 club?
YES!!! Are you from DC? It seemed like they showed that footage at every show I went to in '92 and early '93, and every time I was, like, "DAAAAMNNNNN!" It was in support of the first record (obviously), and that record just left me so cold ... :( -E
 

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Yes, grew up there and probably went to all the same shows at 9:30 Club and Black Cat. Just thinking about the old 9:30 brings up the smell of Lysol and bandaids.
 

mixtery

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amazing. amazing. I've seen every halstead gig in NYC for years he's a phenomenonal writer
 

Jet Age Eric

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Yes, grew up there and probably went to all the same shows at 9:30 Club and Black Cat. Just thinking about the old 9:30 brings up the smell of Lysol and bandaids.
I opened for Verve at 9:30 (when they ran alternating stages in the old space) in ... '95? Opened for Swervie in '98 at BC ... Were you in a band? Did you catch Swervie at 9:30 with Poster Children? Ride and Pale Saints? Adorable? OK, those are all my shoegaze-related DC memories.
 






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