The highly-influential UK shoegaze pioneers are back with their first album in 22 years. The self-titled album was recorded in Oxfordshire and mixed in Los Angeles by Chris Coady, who has worked with a slew of bands that owe a sonic debt to Slowdive: Beach House, Grizzly Bear, The Antlers, TV On The Radio, and Smith Westerns to name a few. The tracks build on layered guitars and minimal echoes, molding colorful textures and tones into huge swirling songs. Play!
Label: Dead Oceans
Play: 2, 4, 6, 7 (play any song, they are all great)
RIYL: Beach House, Grizzly Bear, The Antlers, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Yo La Tengo, Mazzy Star