Shoegaze giants Slowdive have unveiled their mesmerizing new video for “Sugar for the Pill,” a track off their upcoming first LP in 22 years.
The “Sugar for the Pill” video, like the Slowdive artwork, is inspired by visual artist Harry Smith’s 1957 avant-garde masterpiece Heaven and Earth Magic, with colorful images of geometric shapes intercut with black-and-white close-ups of the Slowdive members.
In addition to the video, Slowdive announced that they would live-stream their surprise March 29th concert at London’s the Garage, the venue where the band performed their final London gig in December 1993 before reuniting in 2014. The concert will be streamed on the band’s Facebook at 4:10 p.m. EST.
Slowdive released three studio LPs – including shoegaze masterpieces like 1993’s Souvlaki and 1995’s Pygmalion – before breaking up in 1995. Nearly 20 years later, Neil Halstead and company reunited for a 2014 tour, as well as plans to record their fourth LP together.
“When you’re in a band and you do three records, there’s a continuous flow and a development,” Halstead said in a statement. “For us, that flow re-started with us playing live again and that has continued into the record.”
Slowdive is due out May 5th via Dead Oceans. The group previously shared the first single “Star Roving.”
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