Slowdive Finish Recording First New Album in 20 Years: band wrap up production on first release since 1995.
Reunited shoegaze legends Slowdive have finally put the finishing touches on their upcoming studio album. The as-yet-untitled release will be the group’s since their 1995 swan song Pygmalion. Drummer Simon Scott made the announcement in Danish magazine Undertoner.
The interview, posted on Reddit, noted: “we’re finished recording the album and it will be mixed this summer, but we do not know when it is released.”
Scott also mentioned how the recording process has differed compared to their 90’s output: “It’s Neil, who is the primary songwriter, but what has changed since the ’90s, is that he asked me to manipulate some of the sounds we have recorded. It’s not that the album is going to sound electronically. We’ve played together for two years after the restoration, and Neil wanted to capture how well a live band, we are, in the studio. So in that way it’s a live record.”
Article writer Perry MacLeod, elaborated on Reddit that while Scott didn’t give an official release date “he said the album would probably be out in 2017.”
Guitarist/vocalist Rachel Goswell had commented earlier this year on the band’s recording progress, saying “The guys have been in the studio for the last couple of days doing some drum and bass tracks. We did quite a lot of recording last year. It’s quite difficult because we’ve all got children and we all live in different parts of the country. As you get older, it is quite a challenge.”
The new album falls on the heels of the band’s official 2014 reunion and subsequent tour dates. On a personal note, I must add I’m still crushed about not seeing them perform in Austin, thanks to the cancellation of Austin Psych Fest and the impossible to get into makeup show which sold out in minutes. Here’s hoping they come back to do a tour of the new album!
Needless to say I’m impatient to hear their new stuff, if it’s anywhere near as good as Goswell’s recent side project Minor Victories, all things point towards greatness.
Are you as excited as I am for Slowdive’s new album? Tell me in the comments!