Published May 04, 2017After an insanely long 22-year wait, Slowdive's new album is now here. That's right, the shoegaze vets' first LP since 1995's Pygmalion is officially out now, and you can stream Slowdive in full.
The album comes in the wake of a 2014 reunion, with Slowdive slowly but surely piecing together the new full-length.
"For me, it's the record that gets us back into being Slowdive," frontman Neil Halstead recently told Exclaim! "It has to be familiar to us as well, otherwise we would think, 'Why are we even doing this?' In part for us to enjoy it and feel like it was worth doing."
And if you're curious as to why the new album is self-titled, Halstead explained: "We came to the same conclusion to name it Slowdive because it felt like the start of something again. Our first EP was called Slowdive, and it seemed like the right impetus for us this time too. The record is also like a summation of our music. Plus, we couldn't think of a good title, so we just went in that direction [laughs]."
Down below you can now hear the end product for yourself. As previously reported, the group have a series of dates coming up in support of the album, and you can see them all here. You can also read Exclaim! interview with the band here.
Slowdive is out now via Dead Oceans. You can read Exclaim!'s glowing review of the album here.